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Roosters expect a battle

Maciu Malo
Saturday, August 23, 2014

FNRL Vodafone Cup defending champion Sabeto Roosters expect a tough and physical encounter against the former champion Nadera Panthers in the last round of the competition to be played at Suva Grammar School grounds this afternoon.

Roosters head coach Vela Tawake said his troops would treat this game as the final.

He said the Panthers would be out in full force to avenge their 18-20 loss during their first encounter early this season.

The team that wins will join Saru Dragons in the semi-final play-offs while the loser will play in the play-offs.

"We will treat this game as the final," said Tawake.

"We narrowly defeated Nadera in the first round and we know they will come out strong to avenge their loss.

"Nadera is a champion team and will be determined to win the game.

"It's a do or die game and our boys are ready for the battle."

Tawake said the Roosters would closely monitor Panthers' dummy half and former Fiji Bati rep Asaeli Sorovaki during the encounter.

"Sorovaki will play a huge role for the Panthers and we will try and shut him down," said Tawake.

"We have learnt from our mistakes and will need to focus on our defence."

Tawake has called on the Roosters' fans to come out in huge numbers and support the team.

The game kicks off at 3pm.

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