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Western Force defends Commissioner's Cup

Arin Kumar
Thursday, August 14, 2014

NADROGA players featured strongly for the Western Force rugby side as they successfully defended the BSP Life Commissioner's Cup yesterday.

Known as Hyper Chem Western Force, the side beat Northern Police 48-22 at the Navosa grounds in Suva.

This was the last challenge for the season and West captain Setefano Somoca said they were ready for this tough encounter.

"We were expecting a tough match and it was a good match today (yesterday)," the former Flying Fijian said.

Other prominent players who featured for the Western Division were Peni Ravai, Ulaiasi Lawavou, Mosese Volavola, Seremaia Naureure, Etonia Naba, Isoa Donaldson, Jock Luita and Mitieli Nacagilevu.

North's Rupeni George was named the best player of the match.

Commissioner of Police Major General Bernardus Groenewald commended both teams on their efforts on the field.

"It was a good contest by the North but you cannot play with 14 men in a 15 men game," he said.

"It was crucial losing one player to the yellow card but it was a good game and I look forward to what's next."

Police teams will battle for the Rupeni Ravono Cup later this season.

The Cup is named after the famous national sevens coach Ravono who led Fiji to their historic win of the 1997 Melrose Cup.

He is one of the most well-known former Police players and coach to achieve such greatness.

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