SECONDARY School rugby heavyweight, Ratu Kadavulevu School under-18 team says they have mapped out a plan to counter western giants Lautoka Central College during their Coca-Cola Zero Fiji Secondary School Deans quarter-final at Nadi's Prince Charles Park on Saturday.
Central won the Fiji Secondary School Rugby League U18 finals earlier this year and will be hoping that playing on western soil will boost their chances of qualifying into the top four next week.
RKS qualified as the number two seeded team from the Eastern zone which compromises defending champion Queen Victoria School and Lelean Memorial School.
RKS lost 0-6 and 5-31 in their final matches against Lelean and QVS respectively.
Team coach Pena Qalituraga earlier told Times Sport that it was better to lose in the round robin matches than losing in the later stages of the competition.
RKS principal Beniamino Tawake said they would never underestimate Central College.
"We have something for the game against Lautoka Central. We know that they are a champion team, they won the U18 rugby league category earlier this year and we class them as a champion team," he said.
"We have something in mind on how we will counter them, we will go down there to Nadi and we will give our best shot."
Central was the second runners-up team from the west, edging Ratu Navula for a place in the Tier One competition. Natabua defeated Central to clinch first spot.
Tawake said Central was a champion team.
He said the Lautoka-based school proved that by wining the rugby league competition.
"Of course they are champion team and we will not underestimate them on Saturday. This is the quarter-final and it can be anybody's game," Tawake added.
He called on the old boys and parents to support the team in the crucial encounter against Central in Nadi.
RKS takes on Central at 2.45pm on Saturday before western champion Natabua High School plays southern zone number two team, Assemblies of God High School at 4pm.
Meanwhile 14 games from the Tier One and Two will be played tomorrow in Nausori.
The Deans quarter-finals kicks off at 8.30am when QVS takes on Dudley High School in the U14 grade.