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Maroons prepare for next meet

Zanzeer Singh
Thursday, August 07, 2014

THE Lautoka Rugby Union will start preparations for the promotion-relegation next week.

The Maroons finished at the bottom of the Skipper Cup points table after recording only two wins in the competition.

The side was docked five points for not travelling to Ovalau after claiming to be in financial constraints.

The last time the Sugar City played in the promotion-relegation was in the early 1980s.

Union interim vice chairman Samu Yalayala said they were waiting for the Fiji Rugby Union to release the date for the promotion-relegation games.

Yalayala said the players who attended training regularly would earn the right to represent the team.

"We will start off with two sessions next week," he said.

"It will be on Tuesday and Wednesday.

"Once we get the confirmation dates from FRU then we will step up our training schedule."

Lautoka last won the National Provincial Competition in 2003.

The side will play against the B Division winner in the promotion-relegation.

Kelemedi Bola and Peniona Ranitu are likely to spearhead their campaign.

Macuata retained its position in the top flight last year after defeating Ba in the promotion-relegation playoff.

Meanwhile, Lautoka will hold an awareness meeting for its clubs at the Namoli Village hall next Thursday.

According to Yalayala, they would present the club competition structure.

He said they were looking for sponsors to make the competition more attractive.

The meeting will be held on August 14.

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