Rewa to face giants

THE 2018 Skipper Fiji Rugby Union Cup competition will kick off this weekend with eight provincial teams competing.

Defending champion BLK Nadroga Stallions will be the team to beat.

New Rewa and Navosa will need to up their game as other teams will be out to win the $30,000 prizemoney.

Meanwhile Rewa Rugby Union will face a tough battle against Navosa.

Captain Apenisa Keresoni says it would be a different competition altogether compared to the Vodafone Vanua challenge.

“We have been playing in the Vanua challenge for the past years and to be promoted in the Skipper Cup premiership is a new journey for us,” he said.”

We have a very young team, but deep within we know we can take on these big teams.

“We’re grateful to our head coach Ro Alivereti Doviverata who has helped us despite the difficulties that we face.”

Keresoni said being coached by one of the best rugby forwards and a former Flying Fijian and Rugby World Cup skipper they hope to showcase their talent.

“We have an idea of what we are up against, but our aim is to maintain our position in the Skipper Cup at the end of the season.”

In other games Nadroga will take on Nadi while Namosi will host Naitasiri and Malolo meets Suva.

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