Fiji Time: 12:36 PM on Sunday 17 December

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

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.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.62560.6066
JPY 55.611352.6113
GBP 0.36370.3557
EUR 0.41590.4039
NZD 0.70740.6744
AUD 0.64210.6171
USD 0.49240.4754

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 15th, December, 2017

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Locked out
  2. Youngster pens letter to Donald Trump
  3. Caught by surprise
  4. Raj stands firm
  5. Airline tries to minimise disruptions
  6. Probe into inmate's escape
  7. New eatery for pizza lovers
  8. Rising sea level forces families to move
  9. Town celebrates 40th anniversary
  10. Subsidy for bus cards

Top Stories this Week

  1. 'Daylight robbery' Wednesday (13 Dec)
  2. Ravai tells all Saturday (16 Dec)
  3. Joy turns into sorrow Friday (15 Dec)
  4. Shattered Tuesday (12 Dec)
  5. Cheika rates Fiji Wednesday (13 Dec)
  6. SOCIAL MEDIA Alleged racist comments inquiry Monday (11 Dec)
  7. Kalouniwai: Fiji soldiers not affected Wednesday (13 Dec)
  8. Tabuya denial Tuesday (12 Dec)
  9. 'Happy' with results Thursday (14 Dec)
  10. Death of baby Saturday (16 Dec)