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Ba through to the semis

Maciu Malo
Friday, August 29, 2014

FORMER Flying Fijians winger Filimoni Delasau teamed up with national 7s reps Pio Tuwai and Waisea Nacuqu to help Ba defeat Yasawa 16-7 in the B Division game at Lautoka's Churchill Park yesterday.

The trio were instrumental for the defending champions as they cemented their spot in next week's semi-final.

Known for his trademark sidesteps, Delasau inspired his team to outclass the islanders.

Ba mentor Gabirieli Naborisi said the inclusion of Delasau, Tuwai and Nacuqu boosted the morale of his players.

He said the national reps added experience and class to help the side maintained its unbeaten run in the competition.

"The three boys boosted the morale of the players which I believed contributed to the win," said Naborisi.

"Their class and experience was an asset for the team."

Naborisi said the side needed to lift its game in order to defend the B Division title.

He said his players committed some basic mistakes during the game.

"We need to really dig deep if we are to defend our title," said Naborisi.

"The semi-final is a different ball-game altogether and we cannot afford to commit the same mistakes we committed today."

Fullback Jone Naio maintained his impressive form in the competition scoring 11 points for Ba.

Naborisi added the side had set its target to secure a spot in the major union next season.





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