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Rewa returns to top tier

July 7, 2017 5:25 am

The Rewa Rugby team returns to top tier after qualifying to the final of the Vodafone Vanua Cup challenge this afternoon.

The Ro Alifereti Doviverata coached side beat Lautoka 33-22 in the semi-final at Ratu Cakobou Park.

Rewa led 12-5 at the half time break.

Vodafone Fiji 7s rep Alifereti Veitokani was the hero of Rewa scoring a try and converting four conversions.

Malatia Rauma scored two tries for Rewa while Emori Baleisuva and Iisaiya Naivalu got a try each.

Lautoka managed to score three tries through Viliame Satala, Maikeli Sivo and Josateki Lago.

In the other semi-final tonight, Navosa plays Ovalau at Lawaqa Park at 7pm.

Meanwhile, Macuata and Northland have been demoted to the second division after finishing at the bottom of the table in the Skipper Cup competition.