Exciting rugby clashes

Rajnesh Ishwar Lingam,Nadawa, Nasinu | Tuesday, June 6, 2017

THE Skipper Cup is producing some exciting results.

After their loss to the Stallions, the power-packed Highlanders whirled past the Capital City with a resounding 28-15 victory to stay on top of the points table.

After many disappointing seasons and without any Cup in the bag, the Highlanders seem to have found their form under former Fijian sensation and current mentor Koli Sewabu.

The Highlanders have only lost to the Stallions and with two games look set to top the points table.

Their current form reminds me of the days when Naitasiri ruled rugby and was the team to beat.

The days of Rokini Kiliraki, Naiteqe, Tuisese and Roko can never be forgotten and Naitasiri those days was a tough customer.

Now the Highlanders have gelled as a solid unit and look favourites in the Skipper Cup competition.

The Stallions have also lost one match, but the inability to gain bonus points means they trail by two points.

Suva, on the other hand, after a fiery start, seems to have lost the plot and have gone down to fifth place.

Nadi have been impressive and have moved to fourth after trouncing Macuata.

Competition is pretty tough so expect two rounds of tough and entertaining rugby clashes.

The international test matches this weekend are also expected to draw huge crowds and audiences through live viewing.

Fiji is up against Australia while the Lions are gearing up to face the world's number one team.

Fiji may not start as favourites, but our boys are capable of pulling off an upset.

However, the lack of preparation time may hinder achieving this rare feat. In soccer, Real Madrid fans were gleaming in excitement as a double from Ronaldo and one each from Casemiro and Marco sealed the European Champions Cup for Real.

Finally, I feel the weekend belonged to Hunt and the Crusaders, who stole a dramatic win in injury time against the Highlanders.

Crusaders all the way!

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