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Edward to lead Northland against Nadi

Emoni Narawa
Thursday, May 01, 2014

NORTHLAND rugby will have a new skipper in Saturday's Skipper Cup clash with Nadi at home in Korovou.

Banuve Dretiverata, who skippered the new look side against Suva at the ANZ Stadium in the opening round, has withdrawn from the side because of personal commitments.

Dretiverata will be replaced by tighthead prop David Edward as Northland aims to impress its home crowd at Gatward Park.

During their previous clash at home, Nadi got the better of Watisoni Ratulevu and his troops. However, Ratulevu said they would not take their chances for granted this weekend.

"We have a very new team in which most players are making their appearance at this level for the first time," he said.

"We lost to Nadi before but now we want to win and get the momentum going this season."

He said his new captain looked ready to lead upfront.

"Banuve had some personal commitments and he will not play this weekend so David will captain the team against Nadi."

Ratulevu said Nadi would be tough to beat.

"They are a very good team, they got the size, speed and power but we'll give them a good run for their money."

Nadi will be eager to bounce back from its narrow loss to Naitasiri in the opening round.

The match kicks off at 3pm.

Meanwhile in other fixtures, Namosi, the team that sits on top of the points table, hosts Naitasiri at Thomson Park in Navua while the Sugar City Lautoka Maroons travels to the north to face Macuata. Defending champion, Nadroga plays at home for the first time this season. The Stallions faces Tavua at Lawaqa Park, Suva travels to Ovalau to face the giant killers at Nasau Park while the Inoke Male-coached Tailevu side plays Vatukoula at Ratu Cakobau Park in Nausori.

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