St John’s humbled after win over powerhouse LMS

ST John’s College under-18 team was humble after winning its last game against Lelean Memorial School 22-19 in the play-offs of the Eastern Zone rugby competition on Saturday.

Coach Sefanaia Takape said they had one more game to play to qualify for the national quarter-final next month.

“Word is we have to play against Nabala Secondary School this week and if we win we make it to the quarter-final but the game that we all waited for against LMS is done and I am grateful to the players for not giving up,” Takape said.

The last time St John had qualified in the national quarter was way back in 2013 and they hope that this year they will move up a notch and try to make it to the final.

“Discipline is the main key to our goal.

“If we want to make it to the final then we have to polish up on our discipline.

“It’s going to be a different game altogether as we will meet the champions from other zones so my advice to the players was keep on focusing on the goal that we’ve set and work much more harder to achieve that goal.”

He said they just wanted to lift up their performance and achieve their goal.

“We will train even harder and majority of our boys this is their last year and we want to finish on a high note.

“So we want to get our priorities right, set our focus on the target and work our way up so it’s going to be tough battle and we’re humbled to make it through,” he said.

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