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Maroons want victory at home

Zanzeer Singh
Friday, July 04, 2014

BOTTOM placed Lautoka is geared up to record its first home victory when they take on Tavua in the Skipper Cup at Churchill Park tomorrow.

The Maroons haven't fared well in the competition this season recording only one win from seven games. To add to their misery the winning points have been docked by the Fiji Rugby Union for failing to travel to Ovalau for a Skipper Cup fixture.

Lautoka assistant coach Viliame Satala said Tavua would be fired up with the inclusion of former national 7s rep Seremaia Burotu.

Satala said they needed to win at home to regain the confidence of the fans.

"It is a very important home game for us because we are in the same situation as Tavua at the bottom of the points table," he said.

"We haven't won any home game yet so all we just want is a win.

"Tavua is an unpredictable team and they upset Suva at Garvey Park.

"With the inclusion of Burotu, Tavua will be fired up and it will be a huge task containing them.

"We have a very young team and are on a rebuilding phase.

"For most of the boys it is their first year playing at this level.

"We hope to do well in the remainder of the matches and I'm hopeful that the fans will come out in numbers to back us."

In other Skipper Cup matches Nadi will travel to Sigatoka to play Nadroga, Macuata will host Northland, Ovalau will travel to Vatukoula, Tailevu will host Namosi in Nausori and Suva will battle with Naitasiri at ANZ Stadium.

All matches kick-off at 3pm.


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