FNU rules in rugby

Peniasi Ratu of FNU Suva tries to beat the FNU West defence during the Fiji inter-tertiary games at the USP grounds in Laucala Bay, Suva on Saturday, September 22, 2018. Picture: JONACANI LALAKOBAU

FIJI National University (FNU) dominated the Fiji University Games’ rugby competition at the University of the South Pacific grounds yesterday.

In the women’s 7s competition, FNU Natabua Campus beat Striders 24-7 while the men’s final saw FNU Nasinu thrash USP Lautoka 17-0.

The women’s team has been defending their title for three years now. Coach Joseph Mar commended members of the women’s 7s team.

“These players have been camping together for the past month and their team bonding have gone deep and strong,” he said.

“They played against some national reps and they outplayed them well.

“We took the lead in the first half with 14-0.

“During the break I told the players not to fear them because they are national reps.

“I told them ‘Look at them as an ordinary player,’ so play hard and play like it’s the last game that you will ever play.”

Men’s team coach Viliame Lasagakibau said his players didn’t have any competition.

“As usual they played their own set pieces and followed the game rules even though we were given a yellow card in the second half,” he said.

“They stuck to what we taught them and held off the pressure until the last whistle.”

In the 15s final FNU West defeated FNU 1.

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