Kaiviti Silktails 2022 Player of the Year – Meli Nasau, has accepted an early guilty plea for a grade 1 shoulder charge. Nasau will miss this weeks Round 4 clash against the Mounties on Saturday night.
Silktails Head Coach Wes Naiqama is disappointed to lose Nasau, but on a positive note, will get back Manoa Vilikesa from injury a week earlier than expected.
“Suspension around shoulder charges and dangerous contact is becoming an issue for us this year as we already have Isaiah Reuben serving a 3 match ban from Round 1.” said Naiqama.
“We need to be better there and we will be doing some work with the NSWRL Referees boss Stuart Raper and Gavin Badger tomorrow at training to make it clear where we are going wrong with that. We get Manoa Vilikesa back early as I flew him over last minute as he was ahead of schedule with his injury, which has been timely with Meli’s suspension.”
Meli Nasau will be free to play for the clubs next home game on April 15 against defending premiers Hills Bills.
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.