The National, Friday 24th May 2013
TOUGH matches are on the cards for this weekend as clubs begin to move into top gear in the Capital Rugby Union (CRU) competition at Monier Bava Rugby Park.
Tomorrow, Defence who have registered some strong wins so far will be put to the test by Juggernauts.
Rival coaches Sydney Wesley (Defence) and Kevin Rooney (Juggernauts) know what to expect from each other. But it is what not expected that will turn the tide of the game.
Defence playmaker Adeck Naio, centre Kirarok “Rocky” Ngaffin, winger Robert Boli and full-back Solomon Bukam have been threatening in recent weeks, and will no doubt come out firing.
Juggernauts five-eighth Wesley Rooney can add to his claims for the Pukpuk No. 10 jersey with a fluid display against quality opposition.
A commanding display by Rooney will complement the efforts of his side that always turn up to play.
Also tomorrow, LaSallians should claim easy points over a weak Southern Chiefs and Motuan Warriors set to rise against Nova in an even fought match.
Then on Sunday, Kramer Ausenco Brothers and Trukai Harlequins clash in a match that should tell us just how good the competition leaders after three rounds of premier grade matches.
Both teams are running in champagne form and whilst reigning champions Harlequins are favoured, Brothers are more than capable of causing an upset.
Harlies playmaker Jonah Kautu Jnr will co-ordinate play in the mid-field for his looseys in Avosa Kaipu, Leme Tole and possible the return of representative player Desmond Korpok from injury, to push their attacking game. Brothers will be looking to lock Cyjoh Waingut to lead the forwards while in the backs wiry Jack Maraha and Getsi Raka will look to assert themselves.
In the other match, Kemele University Piggies play Wanderers.