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Lelean U17 Win For Fallen Winger

Lelean U17 Win For Fallen Winger
Lineout battle between Lelean Memorial School and Ratu Navula College in the Under-17 semi-final at the ANZ Stadium, Suva on August 4, 2018. Photo: Ronaid Kumar
August 05
10:34 2018

The Lelean Memorial School Under-17 players honoured their late winger Pita Volau in their 17-15 win over Ratu Navula College yesterday.

The win has seen LMS booked their spot in the U17 Powerade Su­per Deans Rugby final.

The LMS players and officials wore black armbands.

“Around this time on Friday we were attending the funeral service in Nasinu and it motivated the play­ers knowing that Volau was always one person who kept the team to­gether,” coach LMS U17 coach Vil­iame Gucake said.

“We kept on fighting right to the last minute.

“Ratu Navula came in strongly and they exploited our weaknesses especially in the break downs and also on our defence which we need to really work on.”

Ratu Navula dominated play and led throughout the match. With a 15-14 lead, a late surge by LMS saw them got a penalty and Michael Ofati converted for the much-need­ed win.

Gucake said although the LMS U18 team were not able to make the semifinal they are heading into the final to represent the whole school.

In the second semifinal Queen Victoria School edged out Marist Brothers High School 25-21.

– Edited by Leone Cabenatabua


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