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Deans history

Emoni Narawa
Sunday, August 03, 2014

THE Deans Secondary Schools Rugby competition is creating new chapters of history this year.

Firstly, both the under-18 semi-finals headed into the sudden death periods whereby it was won in the second half of extra time.

Secondly, the winning penalty kicks were taken from nearly the same spot and finally two teams that have never featured in the U18 Deans final have advanced through.

Secondary School heavyweights, Ratu Kadavulevu School and Lelean Memorial School will battle for the coveted trophy in a fortnight's time at Churchill Park in Lautoka.

RKS edged Ratu Navula 11-8 while the Davuilevu brigade defeated QVS 21-18 to avenge their double losses to the Victorians during their Eastern Zone competition this season.

Eastern zone secretary Samisoni Baiketoga said the outcome of this year's competition showed the intensity of the game.

"This is history occassions for both teams and the history of the Deans Trophy," he said.

"RKS and LMS are playing for the first time in the final in this U18 Deans category and also it's the first time ever for both semi-finals winners to be determined at sudden death.

"In all my years and understanding of the Deans, I don't know if both semi-finals were played in sudden death."

Baikeitoga has been an official in the Deans competition for more than two decades.

* More reports on Pages 24, 25 and 28. Full page pictorial on Page 22.








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