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Taqiri dedicates win to parents

Peni Komaisavai
Sunday, August 13, 2017

RATU Kadavulevu School (RKS) under-14 rugby team half back Vilimoni Taqiri dedicated his player of the match performance to his mother and father Rupeni and Diana Taqiri.

He helped his side edge Queen Victoria School (QVS) 7-9 in their Fiji Secondary Schools Rugby Union (FSSRU) Coke Zero Deans finals, yesterday.

The young Savu, Vugalei, Tailevu lad was given a cheque for $100 after being named the man of the match.

"I would like to dedicate my man of the match performance to my mum Diana who is in Labasa at the moment and to my dad Rupeni who is on tour of duty to Sinai with the Republic of Fiji Military Forces," Taqiri said.

The Year 9 RKS student was also named in the FSSRU Coke Zero Deans under-14 grade Dream Team of the year.

He thanked his coach Timoci Satakala for his assistance and the all the parents, former students and his colleagues at RKS for their support and prayers.

According to Satakala, it was all sheer guts and determination from the boys that got them the win.

"QVS was a worthy opponent and the game is not over yet for the RKS community and we are looking forward to winning the Deans," Satakala said.

RKS half back Vilimoni Taqiri won the player of the match award and won $100. They were also awarded $1200 for winning the U14 grade while QVS was given $800.

U14 dream team

Props: Sean Algar (QVS), Paula Sokomuri (RKS)

Hooker: Viliame Seruvakula (QVS)

Locks: Isei Tabualailai(RKS), Ros Koroi(QVS)

Flankers/No. 8: Waisea Naucukidi (QVS)), Ratu George Naqau (RKS), Trust Koyamaibole (QVS )

Halfbacks: Vilimoni Taqiri (RKS)

First 5/8: Lemeki Mataisau (RKS)

Second 5/8: Ratu Veceli Tuisese

Center: Roko Temonayacatabu

Wing: Aporosa Luvuvakarua, Tuiwai Viavianikau(QVS )

Fullback: Solomoni Lotawa (RKS)








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