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Namosi wins with a bonus point

Emoni Narawa
Sunday, July 06, 2014

NAMOSI secured a bonus point victory over Tailevu 27-12 to further push for a top four spot in the Skipper Cup competition.

The Timoci Wainiqolo-coached side scored five tries and dominated the game against the green machine a Ratu Cakobau Park in Nausori yesterday.

Tailevu struggled to impress at their home crowd as the vocal supporters were mainly supporting the visitng team.

National sevens rep Leo Naikasau touched Namosi's opening try, openside flanker and former Fiji 7s rep Risiate Tadulala and Timoci Vakadranu also crossed the white wash in the opening spell for a 15-5 lead at the interval.

Number eight Vilikesa Gasaudrau scored Tailevu's first try.

In the second spell, Namosi to be the more dominant force with open play that tore the home team's defence.

Blindside winger Abele Yalayalatabua and replacement Panapasa Namoko scored Namosi's two tries in the second half.

Tailevu's tighthead prop Sakeo Latianara scored the green machine's only try in the second spell.

Namosi coach, Wainiqolo said a win was their mission.

"We came with a win but to secure a bonus point, scoring five tries is a bonus for us," the former national sevens rep said.

"It was a tough game for us but I thank the boys for their effort.

"We still got to lift our game to another level and right now, we're still learning from playing big teams like Tailevu."

Wainiqolo acknowledged the presence of the Namosi supporters who flocked in numbers to support his troops.

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