Still licking their wounds from last year’s defeat to Harlequins in the Grand Final, Defence are hoping for a rematch and finals appearance.
Seeing the absence of backliner’s James Lumaris and Henry Mobiha throughout the season, and riddled with a line of injuries of star players mid-season, the return of five-eighth Libert Suang has restored the confidence of the team.
Defence will be sure to shake up and rattle the rivalry between vetarens University on Saturday, who have dug their snouts in deep for a final appearance as well.
Their effort to heal scares from last year’s Semi-finals knock-out to Harlequins, Nova has also seen the absence of speed-star full-back, Manu Guise, and utility Billy Torea to representative duties, and has seen the emergence and replacements of Andrew Karai and Michael Gawi to strengthen Nova’s backline.
Juggernauts will hope to smash this match against Nova on Saturday.
Certain for a second finals appearance this year, the Trukai Harlequins snatched a mere 2 points to beat the PNG Ports Wanderers 27-25 in round 9.
Being one of the seeded clubs in the competition, Harlies have pulled through despite the absence of Desmond Korpok and Leme Tole.
On Sunday, Harlequins will face an optimistic La Sallian outfit, who went down to Defence last weekend.
Newly-merged North Harbour Vikings will take on a battered Southern Chief’s side on Sunday.
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