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Rugby league enforces discipline

Arin Kumar
Friday, April 13, 2012

THE Fiji National Rugby League (FNRL) has reminded players competing in the Fiji Secondary Schools Rugby League (FSSRL) competition of the importance of discipline.

The FSSRL will start its national play-offs tomorrow at the Natabua High School grounds in Lautoka, and FNRL operations manager Rusiate Ratakele said students must abide by the laws set by the FSSRL.

He said there would be development officers present at the grounds to identify talents for overseas scholarships.

"We will have our development officers present at the ground to identify players particularly in the under-15 and 16 age grades," Ratakele said.

"We still have eight scholarships remaining from the 10 that the Newcastle Knights franchise of Australia provided for school students," he said.

"We just want the right players for the scholarships and that players will have to be disciplined and have the ability to read and play the game well."

He said students must also remember conduct 7 under the playing rules.

"No player is to leave the reserve bench and enter the field without permission to join in an on-field scuffle."

"This issue will not be tolerated and the offender will be suspended for four weeks."

Meanwhile, a total of eight games will be played tomorrow that will determine the semi-finalists.

"The feature match of the play-offs will be the under-18 clash between current Master Iosefo Volau Cup holders Central College and RKS Eels."

"Central College is unbeaten after six weeks of competition and will be out to stretch their unbeaten streak," Ratakele said.

Tomorrow's draws:

Ground 1: 10.00am U15 Ba Provinicial College - Lelean Bulldogs, 11.00 U15 Natabua High School - QVS Knights, 12.00pm U16 Nakauvadra High - Nasinu Panthers, 1.00 U17 Ba Provinicial College - QVS Knights

Ground 2: 10.00am U17Ratu Navula College - Sila Tigers, 11.15 U18 Ra High School - Marist Brothers Storm, 12.00pm U18 Natabua High School - Lomary Coastal Raiders, 1.40 U18 Lautoka Central College - RKS Eels.


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