Nadi kaji rules finals

Nadarivatu’s Josaia Nabenia goes on attack against Nadi in the U10 grade at the Kaji Rugby Competition in Lautoka. Picture: REINAL CHAND

NADI dominated the final day of the Western Schools Rugby Association kaji competition after they won both the under-14 and U13 titles at Churchill Park in Lautoka yesterday.

The Nadi U14 side defeated Westcoast 14-0 while their U13 side downed Lautoka 5-0. Nadi also made the U13 plate final and beat Mamanuca 17-0 while Ba upset Nadroga 15-10 in the U14 plate final.

After the finals the association confirmed its plans to groom players for national duties in both the women’s and men’s divisions.

The association’s kaji competition ended at Churchill Park in Lautoka yesterday.

Association’s president Albert Wise said it was an exciting event.

“We had representatives from all the districts which are part of the association. It was full of fun and enjoyment. The competition was held at the highest level and the kids enjoyed themselves.”

Wise said they were trying to get women and men together.

“We are trying to get inclusiveness bringing both the girls and boys rugby together,” Wise said. “It is about providing the opportunity to enhance their skills in the sport. Rugby is a multi-racial sport and probably a multi-racial event in the country. “We want to get more schools to participate. “This event is going on with the help of Fiji Rugby Union development officers in the various districts.”

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