Tailevu need to win against Naitasiri this Saturday to remain at the helm of the Digicel Cup table and earn the rights to host the finale.
And in doing so avoid a second meeting with the Highlanders who look to have cemented their third spot on the standings.
A top of their table finish will see Tailevu line up against the fourth finishers which is a two-way race between Lautoka and Suva in the first semi final while Nadroga muscle-up against Naitasiri in the other semis.
But, a realistic Tailevu coach Lance Whippy chooses not be carried away with the favourites tag, saying different teams have their different strengths and knows full well Naitasiri won’t be a walk-over especially with the backing and the guidance of coach who is a household name in domestic rugby, Joji Rinakama.
“Naitasiri is a very good team,” Whippy said.
“They have a very capable and experienced coach and they have a lot of senior players that understand the demands of the competition.
“For us we need to find the consistency and the accuracy in whatever we do, build up in that and find the right people for the team.”
The undefeated Tailevu team is injury-free and a win against Naitasiri at Ratu Cakobau Park will make them the only undefeated outfit in the Digicel Cup round robin competition.
In other round 11 games this weekend, Lautoka host Nadi, the venue for which is still to be confirmed, Northland host Nadroga at Gatward Park, Tavua host Macuata at Garvey Park, Suva host Vatukoula at Albert Park and Ovalau host Rewa.
The Magistrates Court in Lautoka today set a new trial date for Minister for Local Government, Urban Development, Housing and Environment Praveen Kumar Bala who is charged with Dangerous Driving Occasioning Death.