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Sabeto survives onslaught to defend title

Maciu Malo
Wednesday, June 11, 2014

SABETO escaped a tough challenge to successfully defend the KK's Hardware Shield beating Yavusania 29-21 in the Nadi rugby club competition.

The reigning champion maintained its winning form against Gaunavou to shrug off a tough challenge from Yavusania.

Nadi rugby spokesman Rusiate Ratakele said Sabeto was given a good run.

He said the presence of about 200 Sabeto fans inspired the champion team to win the game.

"It was a physical game and Sabeto was stretched to the wire by a gutsy opponent," said Ratakele.

"It was anybody's game unfortunately for Yavusania they did not make use of their many scoring opportunities.

"Sabeto showed their true character and stood their ground well in defence enabling them to defend their title.

"Another contributing factor for the win is the presence of around 200 Sabeto supporters who came to cheer on their warriors."

In the other challenge games over the weekend, Sabeto Development defended the Erenavula Cup after a hard fought 24-all draw against Gaunavou Development.

Vaturu Green defeated Marine 12-10 to become the new holders of the Foodhall Supermarket Cup.








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