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Bulldogs, Cats fight for inaugural Fiji AFL Cup

Emoni Narawa
Saturday, July 05, 2014

GAINT killer Raiwaqa Bulldogs will be banking on its discipline and well structured game to upset Nausori Cats in the final of the AFL Fiji Cup competition at Albert Park tomorrow.

Last week, the Bulldogs pulled one of the major upsets when it defeated Suva City Swamps in the semi-finals while the Cats edged Suva Lions.

It was discipline that propelled the Bulldogs, led by inspirational captain Maciu Raida, to their first ever appearance in the premiership final.

AFL Fiji national coach and board member Myke Leahy said the Bulldogs should not be underestimated on crunch time.

"They are a very disciplined and well-structured team," he said.

"Last week, they upset the competition's big teams and if the Cats will take them lightly this week, then it is going to be another tale of the story."

However, Leahy still tipped the Cats as favourites heading into the final which will be held at Albert Park in Suva tomorrow.

Captain Jonathan Chongkit's experience and leadership is one of the key elements for the Cats. Leahy said it would be an exciting clash to watch.

"This is the first ever premiership final for the extended competition and we're looking forward to it.

"The Cats remain favourites but the Bulldogs have been the team to watch in the competition so it's going to be exciting to see who comes out victorious."

The game kicks off at 3.30pm tomorrow.

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