Rugby

Proud of my brothers: Kurisaru

June 16, 2024 7:41 am

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Nadroga veteran fly half Ratu Meli Kurisaru is proud of his teammates after a gallant performance in the Skipper Cup semi-final yesterday against Naitasiri at Ratu Cakobau Park in Nausori.

Kurisaru says the players fought until the end and deserved the 21-17 victory over a brave Naitasiri outfit.

He adds they knew Naitasiri would be a big challenge for them, as they had fallen to the same side in the Farebrother challenge.

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“The last time we lost to Naitasiri was in the Farebrother Challenge, in which I told the boys that if we lost the Farebrother, we would have to wait until next year. And that is what I told them as we prepared for the Skipper Cup—I told them if we lose this, we will have to wait for next year again. But I am proud of my brothers for their efforts.”

He adds that it’s back to the drawing board for them as they gear up for the final next weekend.


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Nadroga will face defending champs Suva in the Skipper Cup final next weekend.

Suva beat a 14-men Nadi side 38-16.

In the ANZ Marama Championship final, Suva faces Namosi while the Skipper Cup Under 20 final will see Nadroga meeting Naitasiri.