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Debutant scores double in impressive Silktails win

The Kaiviti Silktails have secured their third win of the season after defeating Cabramatta 38-14 at Mascot Oval with replacement Akuila Tavakaturaga scoring a double on debut.

Kaiviti prop Joeli Vulavou opened the scoring after a great run to score underneath the posts. The conversion was successful by halfback Waisale Nayavucere.

The Silktails backed that up after centre Vuate Karawalevu went for a great run down the sideline before passing to Maika Serulevu to score. The conversion was successful extending their lead to 12-0 in the opening 10 minutes.

Cabramatta produced a couple of promising attacking raids without success before Dylan Nunes opened the scoring for his side following some slick passing from the Too Blues. The conversion attempt was unsuccessful by five-eighth Jamieson Clark.

The Silktails successfully converted a penalty goal as the halftime siren soundedto take a 14-4 lead into the break.

Cabramatta came out fighting after Jack Ryan chased down a grubber kick and the conversion was successful to close the gap to 14-10.

The two sides traded tries before the Silktails gained the ascendency after Apakuki Tavodi forced his way over with the conversion successful to extend their lead 26-14.

Kaiviti secured the victory in the 74th minute after a good run by Akuila Tavakaturaga with Mosese Qionomacawa landing the conversion to extend the lead to 32-14.

The Silktails finished off the game in the final seconds with Tavakaturaga grabbing his second try of the match with the successful conversion making it 38-14.

The Silktails’ participation in the NSWRL’s Ron Massey Cup is proudly supported by the Australian Government through PacificAus Sports.

The NSWRL receives funding from the Australian Government through PacificAus Sports to support the Silktails’ participation in the NSWRL’s Ron Massey Cup.