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Macuata plays to escape relegation

Emoni Narawa
Saturday, July 19, 2014

MACUATA will bank on its home crowd support to boost its chances against Naitasiri in their Skipper Cup clash this afternoon.

The northern-based side came close in upsetting teams such as Tailevu and Vatukoula this season and fell short off the mark.

However, heading into today's thriller, the home team will want to evade Naitasiri to escape the danger of playing the promotion-relegation match.

And the Naitasiri camp had revealed that Macuata would not be an easy customer playing in front of its home supporters.

"We are not taking Macuata lightly," Naitasiri team manager Waisea Luveniyali said.

"They are playing at home. Macuata is a good team, we respect them a lot and we look forward to give them a good game."

Both teams are gunning for a win. If the highlanders win, it guarantees their spot in the top four while Macuata is close to settling for the wooden spoon.

And it's the other way around if Macuata wins, Naitasiri will need to work hard in the next game to seal a semi-final spot. The match kicks off at Subrail Park at 3pm.

Macuata: 1. Matai Tuberi; 2. Apenisa Lovodua; 3. Voreqe Bainimarama; 4. Anania Bulivou; 5. Ratu Joseva Ratubua; 6. Rupeni George; 7. Veresi Vulakautolu; 8. Viliame Gonevulavula; 9. Alusio Bueta; 10. Sakiusa Jako; 11. Tevita Kubu; 12. Sevina Nanuku; 13. Isoa Rokobici; 14. Ratu Meli Vula; 15. Penaia Vakaruru

Naitasiri: 1. Buinimasi Bese; 2. Inia Toa; 3. Mesake Doge; 4. Senivalati Vunibola; 5. Elia Ravuidama; 6. Nacani Lagicere; 7. Filimoni Seru; 8. Keni Vereivalu; 9. Lote Raratabu; 10. Kolinio Vunaki; 11. Patemo Muavesi; 12. Vilikesa Qio; 13. Viliame Masiwawa; 14. Nasoni Roko; 15. Maika Ligaqaqa








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