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West league battle

Maciu Malo
Saturday, May 20, 2017

EXCITING battles are expected in the third round of the Fiji National Rugby League Nadi Zone competition to be held at the Airport grounds today.

Unbeaten Ravoravo Rabbitohs will face a tough test against the experienced Nadi Eels outfit while former Vodafone Cup champion, Sabeto Roosters to battle against the Nadi Titans.

Former Fiji resident forward Tikiko Noke will bolster the Rabbitohs in their quest to maintain their unbeaten run.

Tournament official Vela Tawake said the battle of Nadi's top four teams would be exciting as all would be out for a win.

He said Rabbitohs would be bolstered with the inclusion of Noke but could not afford to underestimate the Eels.

"This will be a tough encounter even though Noke will boost the Rabbitohs, the Eels will also be out to prove their worth," said Tawake.

"It will be interesting for Rabbitohs because they are gunning for their fourth straight win."

Tawake said players battling in the premier competition would be out to give their best in their bid to secure a spot in the Western team for the East vs West- match which will serve as a trial for the Fiji Residents Canadian tour and also for the Fiji Bati selection.

"These players have been playing well in the past three games knowing they are aiming for a higher goal.

"Most of these boys will try their best to make it to the final West team for the battle against their Eastern counterparts."

Meanwhile, the team to watch for in the under-16 grade is the Petero Civoniceva Foundation West Dolphins. The side thumped Nadi Aviators last weekend 40-0 and would be out to repeat a similar feat against West Storms.

Draws for Nadi Zone VC:

9am: U16 West Fiji Dolphins-West Storms, 9.55: U18 Sabeto Roosters-Ravoravo Rabbitohs, 10.50: U18 West Storms-Navatulevu Heron, 11.50: Rsv Ravoravo Rabbitohs-West Storms, 1pm: Rsv Sabeto Roosters-Navatulevu Heron, 2.05:Prm Nadi Eels-Ravoravo Rabbitohs, 3.30: Navatulevu Heron- Sabeto Roosters.

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