Raiwaqa Crows rule AFL

DEFENDING champions Raiwaqa Crows won the 2017 Powerade Cup title after beating West Coast Eagles 66-36 in the final of the Australian Football League (AFL) Fiji grand final at Albert Park in Suva yesterday.

Both the teams played some good footy and showed their class but it was the boys from Raiwaqa who stood tall after the final whistle.

“We have seen the two best teams going head to head in the final,” AFL Fiji chief development officer Simon Highfield said.

“It was the repeat of the last year’s final.

“Teams were fantastic as majority are made up of our national team.

“They had very different style of playing in the final as Raiwaqa Crows had running and carrying through the middle and depending on their fitness while Eagles were very tough in the middle.

“The Crows were undefeated for the year.” Highfield said it was a tough season for the teams.

“We have seen the growth of the sport and gave us an opportunity to spread our wings a little bit so it has been fantastic coming to Albert Park,” he added.

“The playing numbers have increase with the spectators.

“We have also seen the women play some good footy as well.”

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