Teams all ready

FIJI Secondary Schools Rugby Union (FSSRU) executive official Napolioni Silatolu indicated that all the teams competing in the 2017 Coke Zero Deans trophy quarter-finals are equally matched and had all equal chances.

“All teams have equal chances but it’s the team that comes out more determined to win on the day will progress through to the semi-finals,” Silatolu said.

He said all teams had proven their worth by booking their place in the national quarter-finals.

But at the end of the day according to him, it would be on the teams themselves who would be determining whether they should go on or not.

In addition, Silatolu added that they were also looking at aligning the FSSRU with the Fiji Rugby Union (FRU) in order to ensure continuation of the development paths for secondary school players.

This follows a statement made by former Flying Fijian Seremaia Bai highlighting an existing development gap between the secondary school level and the international level.

“At the moment we are trying to align ourselves and trying to ensure that there is continuity rather than a gap to exist.

He said they would be strategising their plans that would encompass all the five grades from under-14 to U19.

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