Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Magners League leaders and Heineken Cup champions Munster were stunned by bottom of the table Ulster on Saturday, as they were defeated convincingly 22-6 at Ravinhill.
We got to see yet another young Fijian Flyer stamp his authority on the game, this time in the form of former police constable Timoci Nagusa.
Nagusa crossed the line twice in the first half as his team got off to a handy lead and maintained it through an Isaac Boss second half try.
Paddy Wallaces inside ball to Nagusa in the twenty fifth minute gave the rapid right wing enough space to accelerate through the gap and go over for a well taken try.
His powerful run shortly after that resulted in another try, this one showing impressive speed as he pulled away from all would-be defenders.
Nagusa has signed with Ulster until 2010 and in only his first year as a senior professional player, is looking to improve and grow as a player with the valuable experience hes picking up. He appeared for Fiji earlier this year, scoring two tries in his first match.
The young man, who hails from the largest island in Fiji, spoke afterwards of how the birth of his nephew gave him confidence ahead of the match.
Before I left home, my sister phoned me and she had just given birth and she said it was a boy and she had named him after me, said Nagusa. I felt so great driving to Ravenhill. And after tonight they will celebrating at home, drinking cava.
Both tries were excellently taken, showing the killer instinct and sheer gas needed to make it at the top. The win for Ulster was superb, and the performance by Nagusa, was impressive to say the least. Heres hoping well see more great things from this exciting prospect throughout the season.