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Dragons thump Panthers 30-6

Maciu Malo
Sunday, July 20, 2014

IT was a sweet revenge for Saru Dragons when they thumped Dee Cees Nadera Panthers 30-6 in the FNRL Vodafone Cup competition at Churchill Park yesterday.

The Dragons who lost to the Panthers in the first round dominated the possession and fully utilised their scoring opportunities to maintain their spot on the top of the points table.

Flyer Peniasi Vatu was impressive scoring three of the Dragons five tries in a brutal encounter.

Dragons fly half Joseva Waibune added the extras with three penalties, one conversion and a drop goal to seal the game.

The Panthers managed to score a consolation try in the later stages of the game.

Dragons mentor Tevita Volavola said the tough defensive approach of his players secured them the win.

He said the players were hungry for a win after losing to Nadera in the first round.

"The boys defended well which I think contributed to the win," said Volavola.

"The boys played as a unit to avenge their earlier loss to Nadera.

"The challenge is for the boys to maintain their standings on the points table and most importantly to lift their game in the remaining matches."

Former Fiji Bati rep and Panthers coach Vula Dakuitoga said his players gave their best but was not enough to win them the game.

"We thank Saru for giving us a tough game," he said.

"Our major downfall was when our players waited for the opposition to come at us while defending.

"But we still have five weeks left and hopefully the boys will improve."





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