Fiji Time: 4:02 PM on Wednesday 14 October

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

Toga kicks Sorokoba to title defence

Maciu Malo
Sunday, August 03, 2014

LANKY Apisai Toga was the hero of the KBL Sorokoba side converting two penalties to help his side defeat Great Pacific Ba River Bluez 6-3 in a nail-biting encounter at the Ba Market ground yesterday.

His contribution enabled the defending champion to successfully defend the Elisha Engineering Shield for the sixth successive week and stamping its mark in the Ba rugby club competition.

The Sorokoba native saved his team from the jaws of defeat after being stretched to the wire by a gutsy Ba River outfit.

The match was evenly contested but the class and combination of the Sorokoba players gave them the edge over their opponents.

And with one challenge remaining, skipper Tuifagalele Naliva was confident his side has what it takes to be crowned the Ba rugby champion.

The former Ba rugby rep commended the efforts of his teammates against Ba River.

"Firstly we want to thank the Lord for blessing our team with this win," said Naliva.

"It was a hard earned win and we also thank Ba River for giving us a tough clean game.

"We were forced to work hard and I thank the boys for the magnificent effort."

Naliva admitted the game also exposed their weaknesses and urged the players to lift their game in the last challenge against Balevuto next weekend.

"There is still room for improvement and we need to iron out our mistakes before the last challenge."

Sorokoba has defended the title from Ba River Redz, Lomavata, Sasa, Vadravadra and Ba River Bluez.

Naliva said the selection of 10 players from his team to represent Ba rugby had boosted the morale of his players.

Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.62080.6018
JPY 57.887054.8870
GBP 0.31060.3026
EUR 0.42030.4083
NZD 0.71690.6839
AUD 0.65170.6267
USD 0.47950.4625



Exchange Rate updated on 14th October 2015

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Rape, porn case
  2. Science flop
  3. Visa-free entry talks
  4. $13m bridge brings relief to farming community
  5. Marriage celebrants receive certificate
  6. Former journo awaits call
  7. Call to support Konrote
  8. Miss Levuka ready
  9. $3.7m dividends
  10. $61k classrooms for school

Top Stories this Week

  1. Death classified as unnatural Thursday (08 Oct)
  2. President-elect receives mixed reaction Tuesday (13 Oct)
  3. Who is Jioje Konrote Tuesday (13 Oct)
  4. Head of State Tuesday (13 Oct)
  5. 'Konrote will need to resign from Party' Monday (12 Oct)
  6. Ganilau a nominee Thursday (08 Oct)
  7. Man jailed 14 years for raping brother's stepdaughter Friday (09 Oct)
  8. Konrote is Fiji's next President Monday (12 Oct)
  9. Man faces rape, porn charges Tuesday (13 Oct)
  10. McKee's with Fiji Thursday (08 Oct)