RKS survives U18 thriller, QVS urged to keep discipline

Timoci Tubavana of Ratu Kadavulevu under 19 Powerade Secondary School Super Deans rugby looks for a support against Lelean Memorial school in one of their earlier games at Sila Central High School grounds. Picture: RAMA/File

THE Queen Victoria School U18 team has been urged to maintain discipline all throughout their games if they want to be successful against any team. QVS principal Qalo Lesi said they would go back to the drawing board and would continue to encourage the players to maintain discipline throughout the game.

“We believe that a team with discipline can win the game and we hope that we can maintain that and improve from what we’ve shown in the game against RKS,” Lesi said.

The Matavatucou brigade almost caused an upset in the Ratu Kadavulevu School camp in the main game of the Eastern Zone Secondary Schools Rugby Union held at the Sila Central High School grounds yesterday.

The wind was blowing in favour of the Vulituraga boys as they led 8-7 until the dying seconds of the game where they could not hold their composure together resulting in a penalty kick which gave the defending champion of what is now known as the Powerade Fiji Secondary Schools Rugby Union Super Deans competition the unexpected win.

Lesi said their benchmark this year was to start from nothing in order to achieve something.

QVS led 3-0 at half time and scored an unconverted try in the second spell while the Lodoni lads and champion of the recent Sanix World Youth Championship in Fukuoka, Japan bagged their points in the second half with a converted try and of course the winning penalty kick.

RKS survived the encounter 10-8 to win.

Meanwhile it was a moment of celebration in the Lodoni camp as they won all their games yesterday.

Ilikimi Torosi of RKS was named the player of the U18 game.

Others results: U14: RKS 17-11 LMS, U15: St John’s College 19-20 Sila, U16: RKS 22-5 LMS, U17: LMS 12-10 QVS, U19: RKS 20-8 LMS