‘It’s about time the trophy is taken back to Naitasiri’
21 July, 2017, 12:00 am
WE have nothing to lose, says Naitasiri head coach Koli Sewabu, who also goes said that it was about time the prestigious HFC Bank Farebrother trophy was taken back to Naitasiri.
The highlanders last won and held the prestigious trophy back on September 21, 2013 after beating Suva, 25-22 at the ANZ Stadium.
But their celebrations were short-lived after they lost 16-14 to Tailevu at the same venue.
Their Farebrother trophy cabinet has been vacant ever since.
“It has been a long time coming, we are excited and we are looking forward to it because it would be an opportunity for us to redeem ourselves from our Skipper Cup semi-final loss so we are looking forward to the challenge this weekend,” Sewabu said.
He said it would be a big task for them.
“But we are going in there with only one intention and that is to win and we got nothing to lose so believe me the pressure is on them.
He said Nadroga had developed a champion mentality and that was something he admired about them.
“They have dominated the competition so many times so it’s going to be a big ask for our players. We just need to focus in the whole 80 minutes.
“Also we need to dominate the set pieces especially in the contact areas in order to give us more opportunities this weekend.
According to Sewabu, Naitasiri could match Nadroga in the physical aspects of the game but the real challenge would be to match them mentally.