Grammar wary of Cuvu bid
26 July, 2017, 12:00 am
THE Suva Grammar School under-18 rugby team anticipates a tough challenge from Cuvu College in Saturday’s Coca-Cola Zero Deans Trophy quarter-finals at the ANZ Stadium in Suva.
SGS vice-principal Koroi Matadigo said with the influence of reigning Skipper Cup champion Nadroga into the preparation of Cuvu College, would show during their match.
“They have an academy which is grooming young men to become future rugby players and for us we’re underdogs,” Matadigo said.
“We’re glad that all our teams have qualified to the quarter-finals and it is long overdue to see a Grammar team to qualify for the nationals.
“Our focus is on Cuvu. They have the assistance of former student of SGS and Nadroga rugby president, Jiko Matawalu.
“This is going to be our fifth encounter with Cuvu and we know that they will come in prepared. They are one of the best teams in Fiji.
“The challenge is for us to prove ourselves and play our own style of game.”
The last time the Nasese-based school won the Deans Trophy was in 2001 against RKS. In 2005, they drew with Ratu Kadavulevu School and the SGS team included Tevita Cavubati who is now a Fiji rep.
Matadigo said they were not just grooming young rugby players, but future leaders.