'HUNGRY' Ratu Navula College is treating defending champions Queen Victoria School as its "late lunch" in today's Coca-Cola Zero Deans Trophy under-18 final at the ANZ Stadium in Suva.
Ratu Navula captain Viliame Ravouvou has promised nothing but fireworks when the Westerners take on the boys from Vulinitu in the showdown at 3pm.
His counterpart Mesulame Dolokoto said they would give the Nadi-based school "a good run for their money" at the pre-games press conference yesterday.
Ratu Navula is yet to lay its hands on the secondary schools rugby Holy Grail.
Ravouvou said the loss in 2011 was still fresh in their minds and the side was ready to go a step further this time around.
"Our preparation has been going well and we are looking forward to the challenge, we can't wait for this game," the nephew of former Flying Fijian Ilaitia Ravouvou said.
"Only time will tell who will hoist the Deans Trophy and celebrate the win.
"QVS has been champions for many years and we respect that. But we are here on a mission and we will try our best to achieve that."
Viliame said the historic Jasper Williams High School's win in the 2013 Coca-Cola Games would serve as a boost for the side.
QVS skipper Dolokoto said the side was optimistic of its chances.
He said the players were not underestimating their opposition and would give them a good game today.
Meanwhile Peter Dean, the grandson of S S Dean, who donated the Deans Trophy 75 years ago, will be present at the finals today.
Speaking to Times Sport, Peter said he was thrilled with the development that had resulted from the secondary schools competition.
"He was a great promoter of rugby, a very keen player in his time, a famous administrator of rugby in New Zealand and I think he could see the benefit of trying to promote rugby among young people and I think that's what led to the donation of the trophy," Peter said of his grandfather.
The 2013 Coca-Cola Zero Deans Trophy finals start at 9am with the under-14 grade.