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Bulldogs upset former champs

Arin Kumar
Sunday, June 01, 2014

WINGER Vilive Kenatale scored a hat-trick to help his Makoi Bulldogs side beat Nadera Panthers in the Vodafone Cup Top 8 competition yesterday.

The 2012 champions were down 10-4 at half-time but turned the tables on the Dee Cees-sponsored side in the second half to with five unanswered tries.

Captain Etika Rokobuli, Apisai Taoba and Lepani Tacikalou were the other try scorers for the Fairtrade and Ram Sami-sponsored Bulldogs.

Rokobuli said they had to come up with a game plan to play good running rugby on a wet and muddy field.

"We played contact rugby because we knew the running the ball too much would result in us losing possession easily," he said.

"So the forwards did most of the running to keep the Panthers defence guessing then when they were flat footed, our wingers ran in for the tries."

Panthers coach Vula Dakuitoga said they lost the plot after the Bulldogs scored their first try.

The former champions were up 10-0 but allowed the Bulldogs to score some easy tries.

"We just didn't execute the game plan the way we wanted to," Dakuitoga said.

"We also couldn't do the things that we should have done."

Dakuitoga said the players should accept the loss and look forward to their next game.

"The weather and the ground conditions should not be used as an excuse because the players need to do their job on their field despite what the field is like."








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