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JWC confident of good finish

Emoni Narawa
Monday, July 14, 2014

JOHN Wesley College under-18 side will be one of the teams to watch at the Fiji Secondary Schools Deans Trophy rugby quarter-finals, in a fortnight's time.

JWC is the second seeded team from the southern zone and has booked a quarter-final showdown with Deans Trophy champions Ratu Navula.

The Raiwaqa-based school finished the southern zone competition round robin matches undefeated but were denied a win when the zone rules favoured Marist Brothers High School despite drawing 16-all draw in the final last Saturday.

However, JWC has revealed they would be back in full force in the national quarter-finals.

"This is not the end of the road for us," said coach, Joe Waqabaca.

"We drew this final but the win was awarded to them because of the rules. We will be back in the Deans Trophy quarter-finals and we look forward to it."

Heading into the final, JWC was the best defensive side, conceding only one try during its semi-final victory over Assemblies of God High School.

Waqabaca said MBHS was a tough side to topple from the opening whistle.

"It's a tough game. We beat Marist during the round robin match but they came out firing in the final and I congratulate them for the win, they're the best team from our southern zone."

MBHS lost its opening two round robin matches earlier in the season.

However, the Reds bounced back in style to book a spot in the semi-final where they edged Suva Grammar School to advance to the final.

Waqabaca said they needed to regroup again before the national quarter-finals showdown against defending champions, Ratu Navula.

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