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Rabbitohs crushed in league battle

Maciu Malo
Monday, July 21, 2014

ISLANDS Electric Lautoka Crushers hammered Lautoka Rabbitohs 52-0 to maintain its unbeaten run in the FNRL premier competition at Lautoka's Churchill Park yesterday.

The side outclassed their opposition with magnificent display scoring 10 unanswered tries in a one-sided affair.

Eight high school students were introduced to the game as coach/manager Mesake Navugona emphasised the significant of development to his side.

Lautoka Central College student Uraia Naulasavu made a dream start in his first premier game scoring two tries.

Teammates Sunia Bose and Kelemedi Sigawale also scored two tries each while other tries were scored by Marika Sigawale, Simeli Ravula, Keleto Tabuakacivi and Jale Masi.

Playmaker Marika Sigawale converted five tries to add the extras.

Navugona commended his young troops for playing their hearts out against their older oppositions.

"The boys are happy to maintain their unbeaten run despite the absence of some senior players in the side," he said.

"Majority of the players that featured today used to play in the under-18 grade and I take my hat off for their effort.

"Our aim is to maintain our unbeaten run and I am glad the boys delivered the goods required of them."

The former dual international said the development had been one of the main targets of the team.

"To see the development aspect of the game by introducing new players is a bonus to the players."

"These new boys stood their ground firm to maintain our unbeaten run.

"We will continue to expose new boys each week and we are confident of a good outcome at the end of the competition," he added.

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