Fiji Time: 9:13 AM on Friday 1 July

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

Experienced trio to lead Northland

Emoni Narawa
Tuesday, September 02, 2014

NORTHLAND will not be intimidated by its lack of experience when it challenges BLK Nadroga in the HFC Bank Farebrother-Sullivein Trophy challenge on Saturday.

With a new bunch of players recruited by coach Watisoni Ratulevu this season, Northland is optimistic of giving the defending champions a worthy challenge.

The trio of Banuve Dretiverata at tighthead prop, livewire hooker Sireli Ledua and skipper Vilimoni Malorua are the only players with experience of challenging Fiji's prestigious silverware.

Ratulevu would bank on these players to lead the charge upfront.

"We have a very young team who will be totally new to this Farebrother-Sullivan challenge," he said.

"We got only Dretiverata, Ledua and Malorua who have already played at this level and they will lead our campaign in this important game."

He believes the experience of playing in the Skipper Cup was a good test for his new troops.

"I have confidence on my players, they have been playing at the Skipper Cup level this season and that's been a good experience for them before we face Nadroga on Saturday."

He said Nadroga would be tough to beat at home.

He said they had a game plan to match Nadroga.

The Stallions successfully defended the trophy against Tacirua Transport Naitasiri Highlanders last week Saturday.

The match, which will be held at Lawaqa Park in Sigatoka, kicks off at 3pm.








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 0.63220.6132
JPY 50.597447.5974
GBP 0.36260.3546
EUR 0.43850.4265
NZD 0.69540.6624
AUD 0.66050.6355
USD 0.48740.4704

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 29th June 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Hayne jets out
  2. Chief for a day
  3. Assault claim probe
  4. NFP lacks vision for all Fijians, says A-G
  5. Fijians stand out
  6. Rabuka maps plans for 2018 election
  7. Reference cards target environmental threats
  8. Farmers served with eviction notices
  9. FLOTSAM AND JETSAM
  10. 'Update tourism data'

Top Stories this Week

  1. Prayer for a spouse Thursday (30 Jun)
  2. Early morning catch wows crowd at Labasa fish market Tuesday (28 Jun)
  3. Resignation threat Saturday (25 Jun)
  4. Home on a mission Wednesday (29 Jun)
  5. Body parts Tuesday (28 Jun)
  6. Monster fish halts traffic Wednesday (29 Jun)
  7. Rabuka in Saturday (25 Jun)
  8. INTERPOL assists with Natadola gruesome discovery, missing couple Monday (27 Jun)
  9. Police probe body parts find Saturday (25 Jun)
  10. Nowhere to turn to Wednesday (29 Jun)