Skipper Cup: Northland stops strong Tailevu

Action between Northland and Tailevu at Gteward Park in Korovou on Saturday. Picture: PAULINI CURUQARA

NORTHLAND secured a 27-26 win against Tailevu at Gatward Park in Korovou on Saturday.

Autiko Domonakibau scored the first try for Tailevu and Seru Cavuilati kicked the conversion 7-0.

Thirty minutes into the first-half Northland came in with a try to Dan Ligairi and Etonia Rokotuisawa kicked the conversion to level the score 7-all at half-time.

Five minutes into the second half Tailevu scored a try to Vetaia Rokosuka and the conversion from Cavuilati extending their lead to 14-7.

Northland kept fighting and scored again from Simeli Naivaludua for 14-all.

Northland wing Peter Canakaivata scored to lead 21-14.

Two penalty kicks were awarded to Northland due to dangerous tackle.

They extended their lead 27-14.

Tailevu scored two tries with one converted.

The Tailevu women’s team thrashed Northland 79-0.

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