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Big win for Matanitobua Challenge champ

Arin Kumar
Monday, March 31, 2014

WARDENS South successfully defended the Matanitobua Challenge title when they thrashed Muanaicake 56-0 at Thomson Park in Navua on Saturday.

Laced with players from the Wardens Rugby Club, South proved too hot to handle in the light rain during the Namosi Rugby Union club competition.

Union secretary Navitalai Naivalurua said the Wardens South side had been holding the title since the competition began two weeks ago, and they're favourites to keep the title till the end of the season.

"Wardens East may pose a threat to them but their next opponents would be Nabukavesi," Naivalurua said.

Nabukavesi warmed-up to the challenge with a 10-3 win over Deuba.

Naivalurua said the competition was healthy despite the weather woes.

"The interest is there from our current clubs and interested clubs.

"Competition is as healthy as expected and some clubs from Serua are interested in joining the competition — currently we have 17 teams but that could increase from next Saturday."

He said the feedback from the existing clubs had motivated the union to invest more in the competition.

"They told us that they love playing in the competition because there is no bias and there is no politics in administration."

Meanwhile, clubs from the interior of Namosi will have a separate competition.

RESULTS: Wardens East 24 Navua Youth 8, Deuba WBD Mau LBD, Nabukavesi WBD Senibitu LBD, Uprising 5 Wainadoi 3, Veivatuloa 19 Vunibau 12, Nakavu 16 Baravi 0, Nadruku 10 Police 7, Matanitobua Challenge Wardens South 56 Muanaicake 0, Nabukavesi 10 Deuba 3, Mau 8 Senibitu 3.





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