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Nadroga thrashes Ovalau

Jo Kunaluvea
Sunday, July 20, 2014

BLK Nadroga scored an eleven tries blitz at Lawaqa Park yesterday smashing Ovalau 67-3.

The Stallions also maintained their position at the top of the Skipper Cup points table.

Fiery front rower Peni Ravai scored a hat-trick of tries in the 14th.

However, in the 45th and 62nd minutes, Savenaca Rawaca managed to dot down two tries and one try each to Saiasi Mataitoga, Apete Daveta, Emosi Vucago, Nemani Nagusa,Josese Kurokavu and Eremasi Radrodro.

Noe Wakanibua converted Ovalau's lone three pointer.

Nadroga led 24-3 at half-time and piled more points in the second spell.

It was a one way traffic for Nadroga in all facets of the game.

The visitors led by their captain Ulaiasi Vosaicake and both his flankers Joeli Boteilevu and Pita Matakarawa, showed plenty of guts in the contact area.

Sekonaia Kalou who will fly back to New Zealand next week to continue his club rugby, ruled the battle in the line-outs and well supported by Rupeni Nasiga and Nemani Nagusa..

Apisai Domolailai played magnificently at openside flanker for Nadroga.

He was ruthless in defence but had to be replaced late in the second half after an eye gouging incident from an Ovalau player.

Ovalau coach Epi Vinakadina said they came to win at Lawaqa Park but they didn't expect the scoreline to be quite far apart.

"We tried to contain Nadroga but their players were quite too big, experienced and we couldn't match their standard of fitness."

Nadroga coach Esala Nauga thanked the Ovalau players for a good game.

"They played well and exposed our weaknesses which we will need to rectify before we play Northland next weekend." said Nauga

Ovalau will play a home game against Namosi next week in the last round of the Skipper Cup round robin competition.





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