Digicel Cup Round 7 – Saturday 2 June, 2012
|Rewa were unable to break their winless jinx aginast Nadi at home. |
Burebasaga School Ground, Burebasaga Rewa 5 (5)
Try: Esala Vaketau | Red Card: Esala Vaketau Nadi 13 (3)
Tries: Vatemo Ravouvou, Penaia Naweilulu | Penalty: Vatemo Ravouvou
Rewa’s losing streak in the Digicel Cup Competition continues as Nadi defeated them 15–5 at Burebasaga grounds in Rewa this afternoon.
The brutal encounter saw both teams, who sit at the bottom of the table, go for each other from the opening whistle, keeping a modest crowd totally entertained.
Playing on home ground, it was the Rewans who won the battle of attrition with Jetsetters No.8 Manoa Qoro taken from the field in a stretcher ten minutes after kick off.
And it was the hosts who also opened the scoring when a simple ball handling error by Nadi gave Rewa wing Mikaele Kurusiga the opportunity to burst through a gap in the Nadi defense, off loading to captain Esala Vakatekau who scored in the left hand corner. Full Back Semiti Raikuna’s attempt at conversion was unsuccessful.
Nadi’s only points in the first half came from a penalty kick by fly half Vatemo Ravouvou. The hosts led at half time 5–3.
The second half saw a revived Nadi team come back firing with a try to Ravouvou six minutes after the breather which he was unable to convert.
Fatigue and frustration crept into the Rewan side which left them with no choice but to defend whatever possession and territory came their way as the Jetsetters dominated play.
Indiscipline and a scuffle between the two sides saw the host’s captain Vakatekau sent off with a red card after he punched a Nadi player. Nadi having the last say in the match with a try to wing Penaia Naweilulu which went unconverted. Nadi winning their second match in this year’s Digicel Cup Competition 13-5.
In other results:
1 June 2012 Naitasiri v Northland
Ratu Cakobau Park U20 Naitasiri 10 (7)
Try – Wame Cagicaicai
Con – Livai Baleiwai
Pen – Josevata Rokovati Northland 3 (0)
Pen – Lemeki Sevura Seniors
Naitasiri 25 (15)
Tries – Jese Cirikisuva, Ben Ligairi, Sireli Kaloucava
Con – Kolinio Vunaki (2)
Pen – Kolinio Vunaki (2)
YC – Veresi Daku Northland 10 (3)
Pen – Josevata Bola
Try – Orisi Qilia
Con – Josevata Bola
YC – Rosa Raravisa
2 June 2012
Tailevu v Nadroga
Ratu Cakobau Park U20 Tailevu 8 (3)
Pen – Emori Waqa
Try – Kusitino Shaw
YC – Rau Nailoma Vatubua Nadroga 12 (7)
Tries – Sanaila Nahuto, Luke Tirimaidoka
Con – Timoci Lutumailagi
YC – Joape Ravouvou, Sefanaia Natuitagalua Seniors
Tailevu 15 (9)
Pen – Jaoji Dakuvula (5) Nadroga 14 (6)
Try – Rupeni Nasiga
Pen – Ratunaisa Vatuinaruku (3)
YC – Kalivati Sauvoli
========== Rewa v Nadi
Burebasaga Grounds U20
Rewa 7 (7)
Try – Samisoni Naba
Con – Osea Lesi Nadi 24 (9)
Pen – Ilaitia Ravouvou (3)
Tries – Kalivati Vatuinaruku, Ilaitia Ravouvou
Con – Ilaitia Ravouvou
DG – Ilaitia Ravouvou