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Lucky Escape For Marist U18

Lucky Escape For Marist U18
QVS Under-18 flanker Samuela Seru takes on Marist Brothers High School defence during the Powerade Super Deans Rugby Championship quarterfinal at ANZ Stadium , Suva on July 28, 2018. Photo: Ronald Kumar
July 29
12:31 2018

The Marist Brothers High School Under-18 side secured their semi-final spot in the Powerade Super Deans Rugby Championship through a technical­ity.

After being held 5-5 by Queen Vic­toria School, at the end of the two periods of sudden death, the officials referred to the tournament rules where the match was awarded to the first team that scored a try- which turned out to be in Marist’s favour.

MBHS U18 coach, Penaia Qalitur­aga said he was impressed with the players’ performance and they look forward to their semi-final match.

“I thank the Lord for giving the players the strength during the game and also to the boys for putting on a good show,” Qalituraga said.

“Our plan now is to move our prep­aration to another level.”

What happened: Both teams were evenly matched from the start. In the 21st minute MBHS scored their first try to lock forward Angelo Smith with the conversion going wide.

Halftime: MBHS 5-0 QVS

Both teams came out firing as they aimed to secure a win. Backed by the vocal supporters the intensity of the match lifted.

In the 35th minute QVS hit back with a try to wing Luke Nabulagi with the conversion missing as they were levelled at 5-5. The score re­mained after the two periods of sud­den death.

Comments: QVS U18 coach Jo Savou said: “I’m happy with what the boys have achieved, they really played their hearts out and I want to thank them for that.

“I would like to thank all the sup­porters that have walked the long way with us, to the old scholars, par­ents and especially to the manage­ment.”

-Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

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