April 07, 2021
Nadroga is aiming to settle scores against champions Suva when the two provincial teams clash at the ANZ Stadium on Saturday.
Team Manager Semi Cabenalotu said it was disappointing not to reach the final of the Skipper Cup last year and they will be all out to make amends and their onslaught should begin against Suva.
“Our training has been going good and the players have been showing some new talents and skills they attained. We want these players to show what they have against Suva and take our revenge from last year.”
“We have some unfinished business to do in this year’s competition and I believe in the quality of the players we have will change things around this year. We have got what it takes to overcome Suva and we will not be easy on them.”
“We have played Suva and know the way their play but we will put up a strong game plan against them. This time we have stood up from after the fall and we know how it feels not to play in the final whereas we are the breeding ground of rugby players in Fiji.”
Cabenalotu said their loss was a nightmare and the Stallions felt like an injured lion.
Last year in the first round, Nadroga defeated Suva 15-13 but in the second round Suva thumped Nadroga 32-26.
“The loss really hurt us but all that we are taking it as an improvement this year. I have told the boys that when you enter the field, remind yourself of the loss and beat Suva infront of their home crowd.”
“We will not give any room for mistakes because these players have been doing the preseason training since the Super 7s Series. Our game plan is to move forward in the match and handle the ball wisely. Poor ball handling will cause us a lot and that is something we will avoid against Suva.”
Nadroga meets Suva at 3pm at the ANZ Stadium on Saturday.
By Romeka Romena