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Panthers stop Cowboys to book semi-final berth

Arin Kumar
Sunday, August 31, 2014

THE Nadera Panthers rugby league side has booked their spot in the semi-finals of the Vodafone Cup Top 8 competition.

The Dee Cees-sponsored side beat Burenitu Cowboys 24-12 in the play-offs yesterday to be in the race for the title.

First half tries from Nepani Korowaqa, Chanel Panapasa and Jone Naitani and two conversions from Metui Koroi gave the side a 16-6 win as Burenitu only managed a try to Waisea Rokosamu which was converted by Nacanieli Kubu.

Aborosio Delaimoala scored early in the second half to stretch Nadera's lead and Koroi added the extras and then he kicked a penalty midway in the second half.

The Cowboys managed a consolation try to Josua Cagi which was converted by Kubu in the dying stages of the game.

Nadera coach Vula Dakuitoga said their aim this year was to return the club to its champions status in the 1990s and the 2000s.

"The hunger to win never ends in our side and nothing changes," he said.

"We are still focused on the title and we are taking the steps we need to take to get to that title.

"Hats off to the boys because they gave it their best on the field because they knew what was required of them."

Meanwhile, the Fairtrade Makoi Bulldogs also qualified for the semi-final with a 22-10 win over Pack Leader Nabua Broncos.

Last year's finalist KBL Saru Dragons finished on top of the points table and secured a home semi-final early this month while defending champion Sigatoka Electric Sabeto Roosters finished second and also booked a semi-final spot last week.








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