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Ratu Kadavulevu School Ready To Defend Titles

Ratu Kadavulevu School Ready To Defend Titles
Ratu Kadavulevu School Under-16 side at Ratu Cakobau Park, Nausori on July 26, 2018. They take on Natabua High School in the Powerade Super Deans Championship semifinal at the ANZ Stadium, Suva tomorrow. Photo: Karalaini Tavi
August 03
10:54 2018

Defending Powerade Super Dean Rugby champions Ratu Kadavulevu School are taking a cautious approach in the Under-18 semifinal clash against Ratu Navula College on Saturday.

RKS vice-principal Pio Veivoil told SUNsports that Ratu Navula have proven themselves during the quarterfinal win over John Wesley College and will bring the same energy to the semifinals.

“The teams from the West are playing open rugby which is similar to our style so it will yet again be one of our toughest matches,” Veivoli said.

The RKS U18 side are train­ing hard under coach Nacanieli Saumi.

Despite heading into the Pow­erade Super Deans Rugby semifi­nals without their Under- 17 side, this has not dampened the RKS spirit as they try to win all their remaining grades. Veivoli said they are anticipating a tough challenge at the ANZ Stadium, Suva.

NEW PLAYERS

He said their Under-14 side under coach Ulaiasi Lawe are preparing well for their clash against Lelean Memorial School.

“The team members are all new to the school and they have exceeded the expectation of the coach and will be out to retain the under-14 title,” he said.

“We will not be underestimat­ing Lelean, we have very high re­spect for them and we know they will give us a tough game.”

NO CATCH UP

Veivoli said the RKS U15 coach Timoci Satakala has been work­ing hard on rectifying mistakes they made last Saturday before the face Marist Brothers High School.

“Satakala coached last year’s winning under-14 team so we de­cided to shift him to the under-15 grade.

“Every time we meet Marist it is always an uphill battle since they have the size and strength. “We are trying to avoid the catch game that we played during the quarterfinal against Suva Gram­mar School.”

LOW PROFILE

Veivoli said the Under-16 team under coach Atanasio Dioniro­va are keeping a low profile in their clash against Natabua High School on Saturday.

He said the under-16 are wary of the Natabua High School after a sterling performance in their quarterfinal win over Marist Brothers High School.

“I know they will try to continue on with that form against us,” he added.

REVENGE

The RKS U19 side are aware that John Wesley College will be out to avenge their loss in the rugby league competition.

Veivoli said the RKS players are guided by coach Meli Rabatobato.

“JWC is one team we do not want to underestimate, they will be out to take revenge and we know it will still be fresh at the back of their minds what hap­pened during the rugby league competition,” Veivoli said.

-Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

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