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Northland surprises big brother in Korovou

Rashneel Kumar
Sunday, May 11, 2014

NORTHLAND made a comeback after its earlier losses in the Skipper Cup competition to down Tailevu 26-21 at Gatward Park in Korovou yesterday.

The side lost to Suva and Nadi in the earlier rounds of the competition and needed a win to stay in contention for the top four finish.

Northland, which scored three tries in the win against Tailevu, led 20-18 at the break.

Coach Watisoni Ratulevu said the win was timely for the team to remain competitive in the provincial competition.

He said the players displayed a much improved performance in yesterday's match.

Ratulevu added there were still some areas they needed to work on to ensure they remain on track of their target.

"The team played really well and I think the players improved on the weaknesses that we identified after Nadi game last week," he said.

"I told the boys that we needed to win this game (against Tailevu) for the fans and contest effectively in the top level competition.

"There are still areas that we need to work on especially the laws of the game as there are many new players in the team."

Ratulevu thanked the supporters for having faith in the side and assured them of more victories in the upcoming games.

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