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Maciu Malo
Sunday, August 17, 2014

LELEAN Memorial School lived up to their promise when they defeated a gutsy RKS outfit 13-8 and won the prestigious Coke Zero Deans trophy for their sisters at the Dilkusha Girls Home in Nausori.

The Davuilevu brigade also created history winning the first U18 title on their favourite hunting ground at Lautoka's Churchill Park yesterday.

It was also on this same turf that the new reigning champion defeated RKS during the U19 final in 2010.

Elated coach Laitia Masi could not hide his emotion as he dedicated the historical win to the residents of the Dilkusha Girls Home.

He said the win was special and thanked his young warriors for their perseverance.

"Before we came to Lautoka we had promised our sisters at the Dilkusha Home that we will win the Deans for them and I am thankful to the players for their hard work," said Masi.

"I thank the Almighty God for guiding us even though we finished third at the Eastern Zone.

"The presence of the Holy Spirit in the team enabled us to conquer Marist, QVS and RKS to become the new Deans champion.

"This win is also dedicated to the parents, old scholars, teachers and students for their undying support.

"This is history for Lelean and we are humbled to be part of this winning team."

Gracious in defeat, RKS mentor Waisea Narusa gave credit to his courageous warriors for giving Lelean a tough game.

He said he was satisfied with the players' performance even though they fell short of their target.

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"We came here to win even without our five key players that have joined the national U18 side for the Youth Olympics," said Narusa.

"The boys should hold their heads up for a marvellous game and we also congratulate Lelean for the win."

Fly half Lepani Moce was the toast of the Lelean side scoring eight points from two penalties and a conversion.

Both teams scored a try each but the boot of the Form 6 student separated the two sides.

Lelean stamped its dominance early in the first spell with two penalties and a converted try before RK hit back with a try.

The Lodoni brigade came back strongly and score the only points through a penalty but some poor decision making cost them the game.

Meanwhile, RKS defeated Lomaivuva 18-7 to win the U19 grade.

Full Results; U14 QVS 21-19 MBHS, U15 QVS 12-3 Ratu Navula, U16 MBHS 16-7, U18 promotion relegation Natabua 23-5 Navuso, U19 RKS 18-7, U18 Lelean 13-8 RKS

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