Schools need to improve kicking

TEAMS participating in the Deans secondary schools playoff will need to improve on their kicking if they want go further in the competition.

That is the word of advice from Eastern Zone president Mesake Tukai after watching their zone playoffs last weekend.

Tukai said kicking was an area that needed to be improved prior to the start of the Deans competition quarter-finals next month.

“Teams have prepared themselves well coming into the finals. However the kicking of goals whether through penalties or conversions have been pathetic for all grade teams.

Team coaches have been requested to finetune their kicking as what we have witnessed here could be the same for the other zones,” he said.

Tukai has also issued a challenge to all schools to win in all grades at the Deans secondary schools playoffs.

“I have been requesting all principals that all the trophies for all the grades to come to the Eastern zone this year and to stay put,” he said.

With the Eastern zone finals last week, Queen Victoria School looks to be the top contenders at the playoffs on August 1.

QVS defeated St. John’s College 13-3 in and RKS secured a 6-6 draw against Lelean Memorial School in the U18 finals last week.

The Eastern zone will feature three schools in the quarter-finals from U15 -U18 grades.

Eastern zone finals results:

U15: SJC 35 – 0 Tailevu North College (3rd place play-off) QVS 17 – 15 RKS (Ist /2nd)

U19: QVS 3 – 0Sila Central (3rd Play off) RKS 6 – 3 LMS (1st/ 2nd)

U18: QVS 13 – 3 SJC (3rd play off) RKS 6 – 6 LMS 6 (1st/ 2nd) Declared Winner- RKS (scored first through a penalty)

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