Rampur rules Serua Kaji rugby competition, Waqanisau stars in win

RAMPUR Primary School in Navua dominated the Serua Kaji Rugby finals at the Uprising Beach Resort grounds at Pacific Harbour yesterday.

The school won the under-14 final after beating Deuba Primary School 17-0.

Serua Primary Schools Rugby Union president Ilisoni Tagivetaua said the intensity of the season saw some of the top schools failing to qualify for the finals.

“It has been a busy season for us because the competition has grown tremendously,” Tagivetaua, who is from Koro Island said.

“We witness tough competitions every week and the encouraging part is that some of our students who were involved in a road accident in 2015 are back playing.

“Among them is Waisale Waqanisau, who suffered from serious leg injuries. He was in the under-11 then, today (yesterday) he played in the under-14 final for Rampur. He has recovered well and we are thankful to our schools, our parents and supporters like Rene Munch, the director of Uprising Beach Resort, for allowing us to play on the ground where the Olympic Games gold medallists were trained on.”

He is calling for sponsors’ to help teams get jerseys as some school teams wore different coloured jerseys yesterday.

“This is because we do not have the money to buy jerseys and if someone can help, these children, some of them can be future national reps, we will be very, very happy.”

Other results: U12 Deuba 35-33 Rampur, U11: Ratu Latianara Primary School 19 – 7 Rampur, U10: Deuba 14 – 0 Rt Latianara and U9: Deuba 12 – 0 Rampur.

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