Tailevu celebrates Skipper Cup win

Women of Vunimono village with the Women's Skipper trophy on their way to the hall to celebrate with the Tailevu Women's Team after winning the Skipper Cup. Picture: ATU RASEA

TAILEVU province today rewrote rugby headlines in Fiji after becoming the first province to win the Skipper Cup women’s title.

Tailevu women’s team beat Nadroga 43-10 in the final at the ANZ Stadium.

The victory and the arrival of the cup at the team’s camp at the Vunimono Village hall sparked a provincial celebration as villagers heralded the winning team and the cup with a traditional welcome ceremony called the ‘cere’.

Tailevu Rugby Union officials and the chiefs of Tailevu South and elders of  Vunimono Village were presented the cup after the win.

Coach Laisiasa Matanisiga of Yalobi, Yasawa, said the players’ sacrifice resulted in the win.

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