The Albatross have stunned the Rabbitohs with a an unexpected 14 - 9 win over western top seeds in the opening Men's match at Lawaqa Park.
Mosese Rokobera scored a hat-trick beneath the uprights to place the seamen ahead of the bunnies a little over the half-time in an exciting match. The Rabbitohs returned the favour and snuck through the Navy defence to a score a try under the upright at the 15th minute to trail behind the Albatross 14 - 7. Rabbitohs winger Sairusi Vuluma scored their second try and missed the conversion at fulltime.
The Fijian Navy club berthed at the Rugby City as new-comers, with a promising squad under the guidance of former Fijian Bati Sevanaia Koroi.
In other matches the Yasawa Saints Women's defeated the USP Raiders 11 - 4 while Kainiyahawa Tigers thrashed the Nadera Panthers 16 - 0 in the Women's opening matches. Ravoravo Rabbitohs escaped the Steelers 14 - nil while Nadera Panthers edged the Roosters 11 - 10 in the opening round of the Youth grade.
Latest Results: Update 1 APCO Fiji 9s, Lawaqa Park, Sigatoka