SJC creates history

ST John’s College created history when they qualified for their first Coke Zero Deans under-18 semi-final after they upset Nasinu Secondary School 20-9 at the ANZ Stadium in Suva yesterday.

The Cawaci-based team opened the game with a try from Ratu Matemosi Volauca which was successfully converted to lead 7-0.

A yellow card to their right wing Sevuloni Takolevu and a penalty kick from Nasinu brought scores to 7-3.

The Ovalau school scored their second try to Ratu Ika Naikelekele but the conversion was unsuccessful to keep their lead 12-3.

Another penalty kick from Nasinu’s Viliame Rokoqica saw scores at the end of the first half at 12-6.

Takolevu scored St John’s third try to take their score to 17-6 after conversion was unsuccessful.

A successful penalty kick to St John’s for a dangerous kick from Nasinu extended their lead to 20-6.

Roqica managed to kick his second penalty to seal the deal ending the game with St John’s walking away as winners.

St John’s coach Pauliasi Vasu said they had achieved their first goal and they expected a tougher competition in the semi-finals next week.

“We need to work on our discipline as we were given a yellow card so we’re trying to avoid that when it comes to facing big schools next week,” Vasu said.

“Our defence is one area that we need to look into and in the second half I told the boys to hold on and play like there is no tomorrow.

“We maintained our line-outs towards the end of the game.”

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