ASSEMBLIES of God High School caused a major upset in the Fiji Secondary Schools Rugby League competition after beating champions Nasinu Secondary in the Vodafone under-19 Tanoa challenge yesterday.
The newcomers overcame the giants in the opening round challenge match 6-4 at the Suva Grammar School grounds in Veiuto.
In the other U19 matches, Suva Grammar defeated Marist 12-6, Lomaivuna won by default over Wainimakutu, Gospel won by default over Dudley and John Wesley College won by default over Laucala Bay.
In the U14 competition, Nasinu defeated Gospel 14-4 and Lomary won by default over Cathedral in the U15 competition.
In the U17 competitions, John Wesley won by default over Suva Grammar, AOG defeated Cathedral 16-0 and Nasinu won by default over Dudley.
Fiji Secondary Schools Rugby League secretary Biu Colati said he was disappointed with the turnout of teams but impressed with the crowd support.
He was also pleased with the level of competition displayed in the opening round.
Colati said the Fiji National Rugby League development officials worked tirelessly with news schools to teach them the basics of the sport.