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Yasawa thumps helpless Beqa

Zanzeer Singh
Wednesday, August 27, 2014

YASAWA hammered Beqa 35-3 at Churchill Park in Lautoka yesterday to notch its first win in the B Division competition.

Known as the "Sharks", Yasawa proved too powerful for the Beqa team by controlling the game from the opening whistle.

It was a one-away affair in the second spell as Yasawa ran in four unanswered tries.

Injuries proved to be the biggest down fall for Beqa finishing the game with 13 players.

Manoa Qerea put Yasawa in front in the ninth minute with a penalty.

Beqa fly half Lemeki Tuiniyavono levelled the scores with a drop goal three minutes later.

Inia Nasau scored a try in the 17th minute and Seremaia Tanoa scored his in the 39th minute to push Yasawa to a healthy 13-3 lead at the break.

In the second spell Manasa Tuidamu, Eroni Sau, Jialesi Tauvoli and Inosa Joji scored a try each. Qerea kicked a conversion.

Yasawa was docked five points for not turning up for the opening match against Malolo last week.

Yasawa Rugby Union president Maikeli Momolevu said they were unable to travel for the Malolo game because of miscommunication.

Momolevu said they were happy to claim a bonus point win against Beqa.

"I'm very pleased with the discipline level of the boys," he said.

"They combined well and played according to the plan. Yasawa will face Ba in the next match."

Momolevu said they were ready to battle the B Division champions.

"Ba defeated us last year but we are better prepared this time," he said. Beqa vice-captain Nemani Rakadi said they did not expect to lose by a big margin.

"The boys made a lot of mistakes and there was no continuity," Rakadi said.

"We did not expect the score line to be like this but have learnt a lot."

Meanwhile, the final round of pool games will be played at Churchill Park tomorrow and not Saturday as earlier scheduled.

Malolo will face Beqa at 12.30pm while Ba and Yasawa will face off at 3pm.

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