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Grammar U18 Opts For Underdog Tag

We are ready for whatever Natabua High School will throw at us in tomorrow’s Vodafone Deans Trophy Under-18 semifinal at Prince Charles Park, Nadi.
30 Sep 2022 14:00
Grammar U18 Opts For Underdog Tag
Suva Grammar School Victor Sigavou (with ball) on attack against Lelean Memorial School during their Vodafone Deans National Under-18 quarterfinals at the HFC Bank Stadium, Suva on September 24, 2022. Photo: Leon Lord.

We are ready for whatever Natabua High School will throw at us in to­morrow’s Vodafone Deans Tro­phy Under-18 semifinal at Prince Charles Park, Nadi.

This was the gist of team man­ageress Bulou Vola Wainiqolo’s interview indicating that they re­spect their opponents and are go­ing in as underdogs.

Speaking to SUNsports yester­day, Wainiqolo said playing in the West and taking into consid­eration the intense heat and the hard ground, it would be tough for them.

“Whatever, Natabua will dish out at Suva Grammar, we are pre­pared for it,” she said.

“Natabua is a good team, we re­spect and look up to them since the semifinals will be played in the West.”

Wainiqolo thanked former Suva Grammar students and support­ers especially the parents of the U18 players for their endless sup­port.

“On Saturday, we will again need the support of our fans and old scholars living in the Western Di­vision to come out in numbers.”

She said getting a lot of support is crucial in their semifinal clash.

“Playing Natabua in Nadi on Saturday will not be easy. We are taking it one step at a time. We’ve been working on our mistakes and that gave us a good win in the quarterfinal. We have three play­ers in the national Under-18 rugby team and they will be playing on Saturday.

“For Suva Grammar, we focus on character over talent so we sup­port the boys going for national duties it won’t affect us. Winning is just icing on the cake, we will stick to our motto, which is char­acter over talent. That will be the focus.”Capture 01Capture 02Capture 03

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