Fiji Time: 11:50 PM on Tuesday 24 May

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

Dragons lead FNRL Cup

Maciu Malo
Tuesday, July 15, 2014

SARU Dragons started the second round of the FNRL Vodafone Cup competition with a bang defeating reigning champions Sabeto Roosters 14-8 at Vatureba Park in Navosa over the weekend.

The Dragons maintained its impressive record from round one to stamp their dominance in the competition.

The side lost only one game in the first round to top the point's table standings.

Team official Lagilagi Golea commended the Dragons for their effort in surviving a tough battle against the defending champion.

He said the win had set the platform for the side in their quest to qualify for the elimination stages.

"The boys continued from where they left off in the first round beating the Roosters," said Golea.

"The side has failed to win the title after having played in three grand finals.

"So the aim for this year is to win the title.

"But again more hard work is needed from the boys in the remaining games."

Sabeto coach Vela Tawake said the loss was a wake-up call for his troops.

"We gave our best but it was not enough to win us the game," he said.

"We need to lift our performance in the remaining games in order to defend our title.

"The loss is also a wake- up call for the boys," he added.

The Roosters will face Burenitu Cowboys this weekend.








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 0.62720.6082
JPY 52.762849.7628
GBP 0.32870.3207
EUR 0.42520.4132
NZD 0.71200.6790
AUD 0.66320.6382
USD 0.47920.4622

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 24th May 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Son crushed to death, parents seek answers
  2. Ryan gutted
  3. RIO 2016 Code hopper has work cut out
  4. Ryan: Statue for Kolinisau
  5. Man pleads not guilty to keeping brothel
  6. June camp for Fiji 7s
  7. SOLDEPA: State fails to consult
  8. Growers fund belongs to growers: Chaudhry
  9. 36 face probe
  10. Jasa crowned DHL Impact Player

Top Stories this Week

  1. Top bet Wednesday (18 May)
  2. Hayne Plane call up excites Fijian fans Wednesday (18 May)
  3. Woman fronts court over FNPF cheques Thursday (19 May)
  4. A costly 'blunder' Saturday (21 May)
  5. Where to after Rio Thursday (19 May)
  6. 7s taboo Friday (20 May)
  7. Son crushed to death, parents seek answers Tuesday (24 May)
  8. Hayne's Rio barrier Monday (23 May)
  9. Senior citizen's alleged murder angers police Saturday (21 May)
  10. Ryan eyes Olympics gold Saturday (21 May)