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Cuvu College Confirmed For Deans Quarterfinal

The visitors took an early 5-0 lead in third minute after winger Aisea Busa scored an unconverted try. RNC hit back with a try to halfback Iliesa Ratunavu as they settled 5-5 at the breather.
07 Jul 2019 17:23
Cuvu College Confirmed For Deans Quarterfinal

The Josateki Tuituba- captained Cuvu College have made their mark being the first team from the West to qualify for the Vodafone Fiji Secondary Schools Super Deans Rugby quarterfinals. This was after they hammered defending champions Ratu Navula College 22-5 in the Under-18 top seed play-offs at Prince Charles Park, Nadi yesterday.

The visitors took an early 5-0 lead in third minute after winger Aisea Busa scored an unconverted try. RNC hit back with a try to halfback Iliesa Ratunavu as they settled 5-5 at the breather.

In the second spell, Cuvu College scored three tries to Busa along with super subs Jone Naulunisau and Apenisa Kuruisaqila. Halfback Kepeli Mataitoga kicked over a conversion in the second spell.

Tuituba said it was tough game.

“We are happy to qualify for the Deans but we shall await to play the final in two weeks’ time. We also avenged our 10-7 loss in the round robin match at Lawaqa Park.”

RNC captain Jonetani Bokini said they had a good first half but fell apart in the second.

“We have to beat Natabua High next in the semi-final to play in the final. We had a lot of chances but we need to work on our mistakes.”

Western Secondary Schools Rugby Union secretary Seru Saukuru said: “Cuvu College have qualified, Ratu Navula will play Natabua High in the semi-final next week.

There were only four teams in the Under 18 competition and Sigatoka Andhra High School has pulled out of the competition.”

RESULTS

Western- U19: Ba Methodist 18–21 Nasikawa, Xavier College 49–0 Votualevu College, Ba Sangam 10–38 SVC, Ba Pro Freebird 6-0 RNC; U17:  Tavua College 31–7 Navosa Central, NMC 0–42 Natabua High, AD Patel 19–10 Sigatoka Valley, RNC 15–10 Ba Freebird Institute; U16: Ba Pro Freebird 12–5 Swami Vivekananda College, Natabua High 13 – 3 RNC, Balata High 0–46 Cuvu College, Ba Methodist 5– 25 Sigatoka Methodist; U15: Natabua High 38–7 Korovuto College, Ba Sangam 69–5 Sigatoka Methodist, St Thomas 0–49 Ratu Navula, AD Patel 19–10 Cuvu College.
Eastern playoffs- U15: Sila Central 17-3 All Saints; U16: Lelean 39-6 Guru Nanak; U17: Lelean 20-8 Tailevu North, Sila Central WBD Dikusha, QVS WBD Nakasi High; U19: QVS 32-16 All Saints

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

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