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The Ratu Kadavulevu School team captains who will be defending the Powerade Super Deans Rugby Championship quaterfinals at the ANZ Stadium tomorrow. From left Apakuki Nanovo(U18),Apisai Tuwai(U19),Vilimo Kalawaki(U16),Motikai Murray(U15) and Apenisa Cavuilati(U14) during the launch of the new trophies at Holiday Inn,Suva on July 26, 2018. Photo: Simione Haravanua
July 27
11:55 2018

We are team the to beat as we will be defending all the six grades- Walesi Soqoiwasa

Th Ratu Kadavulevu School rugby teams are primed for the Powerade Super Deans Rugby quarterfinals.

This was confirmed by RKS vice-principal Walesi Soqoiwasa as they prepare to defend all six grades at the ANZ Stadium, Suva, tomorrow.

“Our initial target is to defend all the trophies in all grades and after the zone competitions our teams have progressed through to the quarterfinals,” Soqoiwasa said.

“This is the knockout stage, so all the coaches have been sitting down together to iron out a few areas that need fixing and mapping out strategies after the eastern zone competition.

“This is the first time that all schools are targeting to beat RKS in all grades and we know that.

“We are mindful that they have been preparing for the showdown, it’s our tradition that we respect other teams.”

 

RKS will play Nasinu Secondary School in the feature match of the day at 4.30pm.

The team comprised majority of the players, who created history earlier this year in winning the Sanix World Youth Tournament in Japan.

Team manager Osea Uluiviti said the quarterfinals would be a whole new competition.

“We are not the champions as we have to start again from the bottom and work our way up,” Uluiviti said.

“We know both teams have prepared well and our mission is to defend the title and we know it will not be easy.

“Nasinu is a very good side and we will not be underestimating them.”

 

Hard Work Key; Nanovo

 

RKS U18 vice-captain Apakuki Nanovo is not new to the Powerade Super Deans Rugby competition quarterfinals and the intensity of the competition.

The 18-year-old, Toga Rewa native was part of the 2017 winning team and took part in the Sanix World Rugby Youth Invitational Tournament winning team earlier this year.

“All teams have been preparing well,” Nanovo said.

“As a vice-captain I have a role to play so I keep telling the boys to work together and listen to the coach.

“Hard work was the key to our win last year and we are doing the same this year, It will not be easy, but the boys are fasting and praying that we repeat the same performance last year.

“We sacrificed a lot like giving up facebook and social life that is how much we want this trophy.”

Nanovo said after high school, he wants to play for an overseas club in New Zealand.

“I want to play for a club in Taranaki,” he said.

In other quarterfinals, 10.50am Cuvu College-Lelean Memorial School; 12.25pm MBHS- QVS; 3pm John Wesley College-Ratu Navula College.

 

Edited by Osea Bola

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