A rugby thriller

Police and Army players with the coveted Sukuna Bowl during its launch at the Army Camp in Nabua, Suva. From left: Meli Kurisaru, Aminiasi Nava, Jone Delana and Sikeli Vuruna. Picture: ELIKI NUKUTABU

THE 2018 ANZ Sukuna Bowl Challenge is expected to be a thriller after the heads of the two forces assured the fans and supporters to witness an epic battle in two weeks’ time.

The verbal battle between the Commander of the Republic of Fiji Military Forces Rear Admiral Viliame Naupoto and the Commissioner of Police Brigadier-General Sitiveni Qiliho on the much anticipated rugby match where the Army will be defending the title against Police has started.

Rear Admiral Viliame Naupoto confidently said that they would retain the title this year.

“We are very, very confident that we are going to retain the title again this year, we believe in our management and the team that we’ve selected,” he said.

“The young boys will do wonders, they’ve been training and preparing well and we are doing this for our women and children and we are going to give a tough fight to our brothers from the Police.”

However, Commissioner of Police Sitiveni Qiliho said despite their preparation towards the election they were sure to put up a good fight.

“Take a look at the Sukuna Bowl (tanoa) and just count how many times the Police has won and how many times the RFMF has won, I think we needed time to have it polished up before we take it back,” Qiliho said.

The 67th Sukuna Bowl competition will be a five days event where various sports compete before the main event.

The competition will be held on November 19-23 and the final event will be held at the ANZ Stadium in Suva.

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