ROOKIE Pio Burese scored two tries yesterday to help his Raiwaqa Flyers side to a 7-3 victory over Super Touch in the mixed grade of the Fiji Touch Association weekly competition.
The youngster joined the side this year and is still under 16 but stood out in the muddy conditions at Toorak's Furnival Park yesterday.
The defending champions of the grade fielded 50 per cent new players including Burese and 50 per cent senior players.
Fiji Touch Association president Georgina Lasaqa said the gamble to field a team with 50 per cent inexperienced players paid off for the Flyers.
She said the Flyers were defending both the mixed and men's super-premier title and were on track to qualify for the semi-final as they have won all their games so far.
Round five games were played yesterday and Lasaqa said the competition would continue despite the bad conditions.
"We have a schedule to follow and a deadline to meet and so we will not postpone games. "We know it will continue to rain but postponing the games will kill the spirit of the competition as the teams want to play despite the rain and muddy conditions," Lasaqa said.