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Tuwai in top form

Maciu Malo
Thursday, June 19, 2014

NATIONAL 7s rep Pio Tuwai converted five tries to enable Ba River Votua to defeat Nailaga 35-12 in the Ba rugby Elisha Shield challenge over the weekend.

Tuwai was in top form at the back of the scrum guiding his side to snatch the title away from the defending champions.

He combined well with his national 7s teammate Waisea Nacuqu at halfback and his mesmerising performance has earned him a spot in the Ba team this season.

Tournament official Salesitino Gukirewa said Tuwai was the star attraction during the game.

He said the Tokatoka Westfield Dragons played magnificently during the 80-minute rugby battle.

"Tuwai played a huge role in his team's big win over Nailaga," said Gukirewa.

"He made some breaking runs from the back of the scrums and managed to off-load in tackle situations.

"Tuwai also converted the five tries scored by his team."

Gukirewa said Tuwai's class and experience would be vital for his team in their title defence game against Sorokoba on Saturday.

"Sorokoba is a tough team and they are expected to give Tuwai and his team a good run for their money."

The much-anticipated challenge game will be held at the Ba Market ground on Saturday.








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