Tailevu wary of Nadroga

Henry Seniloli delivers the ball during the Tailevu rugby team training session at the Bidesi Ground in Suva yesterday. Seniloli is likely to play for the side this week. Picture: JONA KONATACI

Tailevu Rugby Union team manager Levani Matea says that BLK Nadroga’s loss last weekend will make them an even more dangerous team when the two sides meet in their round three Skipper Cup clash this weekend.

“Nadroga is an injured lion, which means two things for us, either they bounce back to their form, or Tailevu will have the chance to make that injury bigger,” Matea said.

With their first home game of the season, Matea said it would take more than a vocal home crowd to topple the former Farebrother and Skipper Cup champion.

“Nadroga is still Nadroga whether they play at Lawaqa Park or Ratu Cakobau Park.

“Provincial rugby is a different level, but one thing is for certain and that is we will not just gift our home ground.

“If Nadroga wants it they will have to earn it, and we will make them earn it, but ensure we also have a few plans of our own.”

During the team’s run yesterday, former national wing Jim Naqusa helped team officials in setting up plays.

Flying Fijians 2019 Rugby World Cup halfback Henry Seniloli was also seen having a run with the side during the training session in Suva.

After losing their first round Skipper Cup match against Namosi by 19-6 at Thomson Park in Navua, Tailevu bounced back last week top beat Lautoka by 26-17 at Churchill Park in Lautoka.

Tailevu will host BLK Nadroga at 3pm at Ratu Cakobau Park in Nausori this Saturday.

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