Vate hold off fast finishing Black Birds to win Men’s title

The Vate Bulldogs have held off a fast finishing Ifira Black Birds to win the 2020 National Bank of Vanuatu Men’s Championship title at the Kawenu Fields in Port Vila.

Heading into the match, the Bulldogs were clear favourites after dominating the regular season and setting some new winning records in the Port Vila competition. The Ifira Black Birds had other ideas and pushed the Bulldogs all the way to the final minutes of the match, with only four points separating the two teams at fulltime.

In the tight game, the Bulldogs scored five tries to the Black Birds’ four to secure their 26 – 22 victory and claim the Men’s Championship title in their debut season.

Vate Bulldogs 26 – 22 Ifira Black Birds

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