Naitasiri 18-7 Nadi
27 May, 2012
|Digicel Cup action - Naitasiri v Nadi |
Digicel Cup Round 2 – Friday 27 May, 2012 Ratu Cakobau Park, Nausori
Naitasiri 18 (11)
Tries: Arisi Tabua, Joeli Veitayaki | Conversions: Kolinio Vunaki | Penalties: Kolinio Vunaki (2) Nadi 7 (0)
Try: Inoke Rasolosolo | Conversion: Koli Mateyaki Referee – Semi Navori
Nadi’s desire to better their standing on the Digicel Cup ladder fell short today as they lost a dour encounter to Naitasiri, 18–7; and despite the relative closeness of the score line it was the Highlanders who dominated the game in almost all of its facets in front of a small yet vocal home crowd.
Naitasiri’s first try came from wing Arisi Tabua after an overlap created by fly half Koli Vunaki sent Tabua flying down the side line taking with him two Nadi defenders; Vunak’si attempt at the conversion was unsuccessful.
Nadi showed a great deal of resolve in the first half bit too often but lacked discipline, particularly up front, with Vunaki adding two first half penalties to put the hosts 11-nill up at the break.
In the second period both teams struggled under the heavy underfoot conditions and it wasn’t until the 75th minute of play before the scoreboard saw any further change with Nadi’s Inoke Rasolosolo claiming his side’s first try of the match. The try was converted by fullback Koli Mateyaki.
Any hopes though of a stunning Nadi comeback were put to bed moments later when Naitasiri prop Joeli Veitayaki scored.
Naitasiri claiming victory by 18-7 and in the process denying the Jetsetters a much needed bonus point.
In the Under 20 match, Nadi defeated Naitasiri 15–3.
In other results: Ovalau v Tavua
Ovalau 22 (10)
Tries – Mosese Varamusu, Sefanaia Naivalu, Iowane Varani | Con – Meli Vananalagi, Sefanaia Naivalu | Pen – Iowane Varani | YC – Sailasi Leqeti, Mosese Varamusu
Tavua 7 (0)
Try – Maikeli Naulivou | Con – Rusiate Matai | YC – Sakiusa Naisau, Sowane Toutou
========== Rewa v Macuata
Seniors Rewa 13 (8)
Pen – Netani Siga | Tries – Mosese Vatunitu (2) | YC – Tevita Deve Macuata 27 (12)
Tries – Wailua Vunibola, Samu Antonio, Kelemede Koroidimuri, Eremasi Radrodro, Isoa Waqawai | Con – Sakiusa Jako | YC – Rupeni George
Vatukoula v Nadroga
Game awarded to Nadroga
Seniors Vatukoula 11 (3)
Pen – Senivalati Kenatale (2) | Try – Waisea Kedraika Nadroga 40 (26)
Tries – Aisea Natoga (3), Jonetani Nasiga, Apisalome Waqatabu, Asaeli Boko | Con – Ratunaisa Vatuinaruku (5)
========== Nadi v Naitasiri
Prince Charles Park
Nadi 15 (8)
Tries – Nicholas Vucukula, Sisaro Vakalawa | Con – Ilaitia Ravouvou | Pen – Ilaitia Ravouvou | YC – Esipeli Nakadi, Josateki Naulumatua, Poasa Romanu
Naitasiri 7 (0)
Pen Try (1) | Con – Maika Baleinaloto
========== Tailevu v Lautoka
Tailevu 22 (9)
Pen – Emori Waqa (4) | Try – Shaw | DG – Alivereti Veitokani | Con – Emori Waqa
Lautoka 22 (15)
Tries – Viliame Ratu, Senirusi R, Solo M | Con – Sireli L | Pen - Tora
Seniors Tailevu 39 (13)
Pen – Jaoji Dakuvula (5) | Tries – Aisea Druma (2), Tevita Rabukawaqa, | DG – Sunia Bainivalu | Con – Jaoji Dakuvula (3) Lautoka 28 (12)
Tries – Iliavi Satala, Meli Ravai, Alipate Ciba | Con – Setariki Ritova (2) | Pen – Setariki Ritova (3)
========== Suva v Northland
Suva Grammar Sch Grounds
Suva 23 (13)
Tries – Setevano Vuetiyageta, Luke Walolo, Sakiusa Bureitakiyaca | Con – Ulaiasi Mateiyatu | Pen – Setevano Vuetiyageta (2)
Northland 17 (10)
Tries – Esala Nakuruilagi, Nemani Savai | Con – Usaia Tabuvou (2) | Pen – Usaia Tabuvou | YC – Vilitati Gonewai
Seniors Suva 23 (10)
Tries – Emosi Mulivoro, James Brown | Con – Kaminieli Neiqisa, Nemani Ravulo
Pen – Kaminieli Neiqisa (3) | RC – Manasa Saulo | YC – Waqabaca Kotobalavu, Sitiveni Kunaca Northland 19 (9)
Try – Orisi Qilai | Con – Josevata Bola | Pen – Josevata Bola (4) | YC – Leiloma Ilei