Farebrother Challenge: Last attempt

Jolame Nadolo goes on attack during the train session with the Nadi Rugby Team at the CAAF grounds yesterday. Picture: REINAL CHAND

THE Nadroga and Nadi rugby fans will rally behind their warriors today in the second Farebrother Trophy challenge as both teams battle, not only for victory, but for their vanua.

Thousands of fans are expected to pour into Prince Charles Park in Nadi to witness the clash of the titans from Nakuruvakarua in Nadroga and Navatulevu in Nadi.

Nadroga team manager Semi Cabenalotu urged all their fans to support their team.

“We’ve selected many line-ups for the Skipper Cup competition, but the Farebrother Trophy means a lot to us,” he said.

“We are looking forward to take on our neighbours on Saturday with a line-up that will not upset the Nadroga fans.”

Nadi strength and conditioning coach Sikeli Lotawa said they were aware of how significant the challenge was for Nadroga.

“A Farebrother Trophy match against Nadroga is always a challenge to us because it brings back some good and bad memories. We know the Stallions are coming for a win and repeat what they did 15 years ago. We are also ready,” Lotawa said.

“We have a young developing side and we will be facing one of the experienced sides in Fiji.”

Meanwhile, the Nadroga v Nadi match will start at 3pm.

Nadroga team:

1. Timoci Sauvoli 2. Ratunaisa Navuma 3. Taniela Vatunicoko 4. Sailosi Dawai 5. Rupeni Nasiga 6. Ulaiasi Lawavou 7. Jone Navori 8. Eremasi Radrodro 9. Sakiusa Gavidi 10. Amenoni Nasilasila 11. Joeli Lutumailagi 12 .Ifereimi Tovilevu 13. Sakiusa Nakalevu 14. Lepani Kurimudu 15. Apisalome Waqatabu 16. Jonetani Kunavula 17. Apete Salawaqavuka 18. Setefano Samoca 19. Rusiate Nasove 20. Timoci Davu 21. Joseva Kuricuva 22. Josese Kurokavu 23. Nacanieli Narekuva

Nadi Team:

1. Ron Katonivere, 2 Aseri Buli, 3 Kenneth Delai, 4 Inoke Tavutu, 5 Samu Saqiwa, 6 Jolame Luvevou (c), 7 Ilisoni Galala, 8 Veniona Vuki, 9 Navitalai Tuilawa, 10 Kavekini Varo, 11 Tevita Mociu, 12 Vilive Aria, 13 Amenio Naseyara, 14 Jiutasa Nave, 15 Samisoni Viriviri, 16 Viliame Tui, 17 Apisai Nabou, 18 Joseva Nadolo, 19 Peni Naruma, 20 Joeli Lesavua, 21Epeli Saukuru, 22 Tuidraki Samusamuvodre, 23 Mesake Varo

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