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Naitasiri retains Farebrother Trophy

Naitasiri retained the prestigious Farebrother Sullivan Trophy 35 – 16 after a gruelling battle against a young Rewa team at Naluwai ground.

The courages Rewa team was psyched for the challenge as they understood the gravity of the task at hand which would not be an easy one. 

Rewa gave Naitasiri a hard fought battle after building an early momentum in the first half, however the highlanders proved too strong for the boys from Rewa with an onslaught of attack and support play which caused chaos for the Rewa defence.

Rewa manage to assess the Highlanders gameplay and counter their attack, added pressure to deter the Naitasiri structure of play and capitalise with few tries but this wasn’t enough to get the W in the bag and to bring the Farebrother trophy to the Rewa Delta.

Game Details

Third minute into the first half Naitasiri conceded a penalty as Nemani Cavuilati slot over the kick 3 – 0.

Rewa replied with a try on the twenty third minutes after Saula Daveta made a clean break running straight for the tryline 5- 3.

Naitasiri scored their first try on the twenty nine minutes after winger Kaliova Mocetadra ran in for a try whilst being converted by Nemani Cavuilati.

Naitasiri took the lead 10 – 5 as the two teams went for a breather.

Two minutes into the second half Naitasiri scored another try from Jone Naqiri extending their lead 15 – 5.

On the fifty third minutes Rewa conceded a penalty while Saula Daveta kicked it over adding three to their scoreboard.

On the fifty eight minutes, Naitasiri’s Sireli Kaloucava bulldozed his way through into the tryline to score Highlanders third try extending the lead 20 – 8.

Rewa scored their second try at the sixtieth minutes after fullback Tomasi Mara slicked  through the defence to dott the ball over the tryline 20 -13.

Rewa kicked over another penalty on the sixty third minute closing in the scoreline 20 -16.

On the seventy minute Naitasiri was awarded a penalty try as Rewa deliberately collapsing the scrum, Naitasiri now further extend their lead 27 – 16.

On the seventy two minute Naitasiri’s Kaliova Moceitadra scored his second try giving Naitasiri a bonus point 32 – 16.

Right on there dying minute Naitasiri conceded another penalty as Nemani Cavuilati kicked in the last point of the match as Naitasiri retained the Farebrother Trophy 35 – 16.

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