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Former Nadroga players help Malolo

Maciu Malo
Tuesday, September 02, 2014

THE Nadroga rugby combination has been the mainstay of Malolo rugby team campaign in this year's B Division competition.

Two decorated Nadroga rugby players and former captains, Ratu Mosese Volavola and Jonetani Ratu, have joined forces in their quest to create a history for the islanders.

Volavola who has taken over the head coach position this year is ably supported by his backline coach Ratu.

And after securing its spot in the B Division semi-final this week, the islanders believe the new coaching combination and the players commitments will take the team through to break new heights in Fiji rugby.

The side last played in the promotion-relegation in 2009 and hope is high in the team of an improved performance this season.

"The inclusion of Volavola and Ratu in our coaching panel bolstered the morale of the players," said team secretary Bill Naitau.

"The two have proven themselves in the sport and have played a crucial role in our B Division campaign.

"They instil on-and-off the field discipline in the players."

Naitau says the players know the expectation required of them in the semi-finals and the input of the two Nadroga rugby greats will inspire the side to conquer their opponents.

"We last played in the promotion relegation in 2009 and we hope to better that record this year," he said.

"I believe the new club games strategies adopted this year also contributed to the success of the team.

"We will take each game as they come and we are confident of good semi-final outings."

Naitau has also called on the vanua to support the team in their do-or-die battle against Northern Bulls on Saturday.

The game will be held at Lautoka's Churchill Park.








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