A Pacific Games silver medallist will be part of the Lomaivuna High School under-19 team in the Coke Zero Deans U19 final in Lautoka this Saturday.
Boxer Jo Ravudi Jr will be part of the Lomaivuna team that aims to create history by winning their first Deans trophy title.
Ravudi Jr, who brought home a boxing silver medal from last year's Pacific Games in New Caledonia, said their aim was to win the U19 competition this year.
Ravudi Jr said he believed they had what was needed to take home the title even though they would face traditional Deans trophy giants Ratu Kadavulevu School in the final.
The 19-year-old who will be manning the flanker's position said they had done all the hard work at training and they were just looking forward to the big game.
"We know it's going to be tough but we're confident we can win," the Navolau lad said after a training session at their school ground in Lomaivuna yesterday.
"The boys have been working together since the start of the competition and we want to finish on a high."
Team manager Maciu Vusoniua said Ravudi Jr had been a key member of the team ever since he joined the team early this year.
Vusoniua said even though he (Ravudi Jr) had very little rugby experience when he joined, he made a very quick transition into a very good looseman.
"What helped him a lot was his high work rate during training and on top of that he listens to the coaches," Vusoniua said.
On the game this Saturday, Vusoniua said they looked up to RKS as they were the more experienced of the two sides.
"For us winning is not important but I have told the boys to go out there and try and learn a lot from the opposition."
"This is our first year in the U19 competition and we are even surprised about our fast rise in the competition.
"We have some players who will be able to return for our U19 next year and we hope that when we play in the second year of participation in the U19, we will be able to improve from where we left off this year," Vusoniua said.
Vusoniua said the team would leave Lomaivuna for Lautoka tomorrow.
The Lomaivuna U18 team will also be playing in play-off for the last U18 Tier 1 spot for 2013.