Kaiviti Silktails take positives into Reds game

Kaiviti Silktails player Ratu Tabusakia goes on attack against Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs during their match in the Ron Massey Cup at Churchill Park in Lautoka. Picture: REINAL CHAND

The Kaiviti Silktails have taken a lot of positives from their first home win against the Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs to execute in the third round fixture against the Glebe Dirty Reds in the Ron Massey Cup at the Wentworth Park in Sydney, Australia this Sunday.

The Silktails bounced back from a narrow 16-17 defeat to the Penrith Brothers in round one to trounce the Bulldogs 44-10 at Churchill Park in Lautoka last Saturday.

Silktails coach Wes Naiqama said the preparations for the Reds game had been going well.

He said the home win last week was really good.

“It was good to be playing in Fiji after three years and there were a lot of positives to take out of that match,” Naiqama said.

“It was a courageous win by the boys as they turned things after round one.

“I think losing to Penrith Brothers by one point put a bit of fire in the boys to be better.

“They were against the Bulldogs in round two but we went past that big team so we know that we can be better this week.”

Centre Tomasi Seru proved to be the star in the encounter scoring a brace of tries and nailing a conversion.

Naiqama said straight after the Bulldogs game the focus was on recovery.

“It was really important that we replenish some hydration level,” he said.

“We have been playing two weeks in a row now in hot conditions.

“We had a very good session on Tuesday on the field as a squad.”

The team had a rest day yesterday.”

Sundy’s match between the Silktails and the Reds will kick off at 1.45pm.

The Reds are placed in third position just one above the Silktails on the RMC points table.

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