Fiji Time: 3:36 PM on Wednesday 1 June

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

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.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.61980.6008
JPY 53.392450.3924
GBP 0.32380.3158
EUR 0.42620.4142
NZD 0.71570.6827
AUD 0.66380.6388
USD 0.47690.4599

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 1st June 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. A world champion and father
  2. Eyes on Hayne
  3. Shark attack concern
  4. Ryan takes Fiji from inconsistency to two-time world champions
  5. Minister: Shake off old mind-set
  6. Motion defeated
  7. Reddy clears air on Adopt a School program
  8. Fiji signs $23m deal
  9. Town turns 80 years old
  10. 19 cases of Zika

Top Stories this Week

  1. Tears of joy for Jerry's family Thursday (26 May)
  2. A world champion and father Wednesday (01 Jun)
  3. Prophecy of Nasautoka Come and drink of this life-giving water Sunday (29 May)
  4. Remains of missionary receives a proper burial 200 years later Friday (27 May)
  5. Mother 'locks up' son to go clubbing Sunday (29 May)
  6. Families live in fear Friday (27 May)
  7. High on ice Monday (30 May)
  8. 7s fans disappointed Thursday (26 May)
  9. Man found dead Monday (30 May)
  10. 13 for Rio Saturday (28 May)