FSSRLA expects highly-charged semi-final matches this weekend

Winning performance ... Apolosi Navokaro of the Queen Victoria School Knights brings down a Ra High School Roosters player during the Fiji Secondary Schools Rugby League U19 quarter-fi nal clash at Buckhurst ground in Laucala Bay, Suva. Picture: RAMA

Fiji Secondary Schools Rugby League Association general secretary Taniela Vakamoce is expecting a highly charged event with top teams clashing in the national semi-finals in Lautoka this weekend.

“It is getting interesting now with the final four in each age group decided,” Vakamoce said.

He said last weekend’s quarter-finals was electric to watch and expected the tempo to go up another level.

“It has sieved down to the cream of the crop with one more round to find out who has the best rugby league teams at secondary schools level.”

Vakamoce said adding to the pressure for the players would be the presence of Fiji Bati coach Jo Rabele currently scouting future potentials for the game.

“Coach Rabele is going around and looking for potential players that may one day be the future of rugby league in the country.

“It both adds pressure as well as will drive players to bring their best game out,” he said.

Ba Provincial Free Bird Institute and Ratu Kadavulevu School are the only two teams that will feature teams in all semi-finals.

The national semi-finals will be held at Churchill Park in Lautoka on Saturday.

Fixtures:

Under 15:

Tavua District Rabbitohs vs Ba Provincial Dragons, Nasinu Panthers vs RKS Eels

U17:

Marist Storm vs Ba Provincial Dragons, RKS Eels vs Nasinu Panthers

U19:

Nasinu Panthers vs QVS Knights, RKS Eels vs Ba Provincial Dragons

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