Rugby

RKS Continues To Develop Young Players

“The transition from their age group to the top level is hard and tough so we are taking our time in mould them into better players.
28 Feb 2021 13:05
RKS Continues To Develop Young Players
Namosi Warriors defend against John Wesley in the Under-19 clash of the South East Zone of the Fiji Secondary Schools Rugby League clash at Marcellin Primary School ground in Vatuwaqa, Suva, on February 27, 2021. Photo: Ronald Kumar

The Ratu Kadavulevu Secondary School Under-19 players are on a transitional phase heading into the second round of the Fiji Secondary Schools Rugby League (South East Zone) competition.

The Lodoni brigade wants to develop more players with the aim to win the Cup this year.

In the Challenge Cup, RKS Eels thrashed 52-0 Ratu Sukuna Broncos at the Marcellin Primary School Grounds in Vatuwaqa, Suva, yesterday, with Kelemedi Dralia named the player of the match.

Speaking to SUNsports, team manager Toloi Kolinisau said most of their players are jumping grades to play for the U19 team.

“We’ve a lot of under-15, 16 and 17 players in the team so we are developing them,” he said.

“The transition from their age group to the top level is hard and tough so we are taking our time in mould them into better players.

“They were given game time to prove themselves week in week out.”

Kolinisau said the team would have to work hard on their discipline as they don’t have to give away unnecessary penalties in their remaining games.

“The rugby league law is new to most of the players so they keep giving away penalties.

“Most of these boys play rugby union so they are still used to the union rules. We’ve been working on the rules this week and it’s good to see that we have improved.”

Kolinisau said their fitness level is not that good but they are still picking up.

“There are areas to work on. With all these new players in the team our goal is to try and build our combination heading into the last rounds,” he added.

Meanwhile, the second round of Ba/ Tavua/ Ra sub zone matches were called off due to heavy rain that flooded Garvey Park in Tavua.

 

RESULTS

South East Zone

U19: John Wesley 30-0 Namosi Warriors, Naitasiri Panthers 12-8 Lomaivuna Rabbitohs, Nabua Broncos 14-12 Suva Grammar Titans, Lelean Bati 28-4 Ratu Latianara Raiders, RKS Eels 52-0 Ratu Sukuna Broncos.

U17: Nasinu Panthers 28-0 Rishikula Raiders, John Wesley Warriors 36-0 Marcellin Bulldogs, RKS Eels 44-0 Gospel Saints, Kalabu Cowboys 20-10 Sila Tigers, Shreedhar Sharks 0-28 Lelean Bati

U15: RKS Eels 28-0 St Vincent Sea Eagles, Dudley Saints 22-16 Gospel, Sila Tigers 4-14 AOG Sea Eagles, Ratu Latianara Raiders 14-0 Shreedhar Sharks, Ratu Sukuna Broncos 16-4 William Cross Dragons, Nasinu Panthers 28-0 Naitasiri.

 

Ba/Tavua/Ra Zone

Round 1: U15 Tavua District 36-0 Tavua College, U15 Ba Methodist WBD Ba Sanatan College, U17 Nilsen College 10-10 Balata High, U17 Ba Methodist 16-10 AD Patel College, U17 Ra High 24-12 Kamil College, U19 Ra High 28-18 Ba Methodist, U19 Tavua District 34-4 DAV College

Feedback:  simione.haravanua@fijisun.com.fj

 

 



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