Police wins Sukuna Bowl

Police celebrate after winning the Ratu Sukuna Bowl against Army at the ANZ Stadium tonight. Picture: JONA KONATACI

THE prestigious Sukuna Bowl is headed to Nasova after Police defeated Army 41-17 at the ANZ Stadium in Suva today.

Police Skipper Jone Delana was speechless after the victory saying the win was for all police officers serving on the streets and overseas.

“A good hard fought win and I thank army for giving us a challenge worthy of the Sukuna Bowl,” he said.

Police shot to an early lead in the tenth minute with a forward drive put prop Timoci Sauvoli under the posts, converted by Nadroga fullback Apisalome Waqatabu.

Police shortly went over again for their second try with a worked move from the scrum down the blindside to put openside wing Rusiate Matai over in the corner towards the ANZ Stadium carpark side of the field, which was unconverted.

Army looked to counter attack but a spilt ball picked up by Police and sent over for Matai to get his second in the grandstand side corner.

Waqatabu added the extras.

Army woke up midway in the first and catch Police offside inside their own 22 metre.

Army flyhalf Mosese Tikoduadua converted the penalty.

The army war machine rumbled again to drive lock forward Josefa Levula beneath the uprights.

Mosese Tikoduadua successfully converted to end the first half 22-10.

Police continued its form in the second spell when the police forward pack demolished the Army scrum midway in the second to push over for a try for number eight Eremasi Radrodro , converted by Waqatabu.

Police rumbled again splitting the Army defence when a cross kick from flyhalf Meli Kurisaru put outside centre Watison Sevutia in the corner.

Kini Douglas would also add his name to the police try list breaking the defence and crossing  over converted by Meli Kurisaru

Armys Peni Naulago would have the last say to go over for army successfully converted by Aporosa Kenatale.

The man of the match award was given to Fiji Airways Drua number eight Eremasi Radrodro

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