Fiji Time: 5:42 PM on Friday 20 January

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

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.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.64860.6296
JPY 56.520053.5200
GBP 0.39340.3854
EUR 0.45650.4445
NZD 0.68440.6514
AUD 0.64750.6225
USD 0.48910.4721

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 20th January, 2017

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Bad weather approaches
  2. Drug raid in North
  3. Fire destroys garment facility
  4. Bills rebuff
  5. Coral Coast 7s impress greats
  6. PM to request for funds
  7. New year in tents for students
  8. No say on chiefly title disputes
  9. Five Fiji Babaas players join sevens extended squad
  10. Concern over drug use by students

Top Stories this Week

  1. Radrodro cops $10k fine for facebook rant Wednesday (18 Jan)
  2. Brothers appear for alleged assault, granted bail Saturday (14 Jan)
  3. Ministry to defend its workers Wednesday (18 Jan)
  4. Fiji 7s team to Wellington named Thursday (19 Jan)
  5. QVS opening delayed Sunday (15 Jan)
  6. Snap search uncovers contraband in remand centre Sunday (15 Jan)
  7. Morning blaze destroys home Saturday (14 Jan)
  8. Kiribati grateful to Cakaudrove Tuesday (17 Jan)
  9. Fijian Jimmy Snuka dies Wednesday (18 Jan)
  10. Mourning period ends for the late Roko Tui Bau Saturday (14 Jan)