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Champs optimistic

Maciu Malo
Thursday, July 17, 2014

FIJI rugby champion BLK Nadroga is optimistic of maintaining their unbeaten run in this year's Skipper Tuna competition.

The side is facing giant killers Ovalau in the round 10 of games to be played at Lawaqa Park on Saturday.

Forwards coach Samu Vunaki said the side expected a tough game against Ovalau.

"Ovalau is a vanua-based team," he said.

"We will not underestimate them and we respect them. Ovalau has proven themselves in the local competition and it has some fantastic players who can cause upsets against other big teams."

Vunaki said the side would introduce few new players to combine with their seasoned campaigners such as Rupeni Nasiga, Setefano Samoca, Peni Ravai, Sekonaia Kalou, Manoa Tamaya, Apisai Domolailai, Emosi Vucago, Jiuta Lutumailagi and Mitieli Nacagilevu.

"We used few new players in the game against Lautoka last weekend and we are likely to use a couple of new boys against Ovalau," he said.

Some of the upcoming players that have been outstanding this season are open side flanker Napolioni Viatu, fly half Jiuta Cegu and Kalaveti Nahalo.

Nadroga leads the points table standing with 43 points followed by Naitasiri on 33.








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