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Ledua slippery as an Eel

Written By : FijiSun Sports Desk. Young Ledua Ratumuri is following the footstep of his dad and former national rugby rep Kata Ratumuri. The 17 years old Ratu Navula Secondary
07 Jun 2008 12:00

Written By : FijiSun Sports Desk. Young Ledua Ratumuri is following the footstep of his dad and former national rugby rep Kata Ratumuri.
The 17 years old Ratu Navula Secondary School student is turning heads in the local rugby league circle just like his father used to do in union.
Yesterday in the second half, he helped his Lenz Works Construction Nadi Eels defeated J Kavi Group Sabeto Roosters 20-18 in a nailbiting encounter.
Fiji National Rugby League administrator Rusiate Ratakele said the young winger has a long way to go and he has the potential to become one of the best wingers in the code if given proper guidance.
“He has the potential to become one of the best wingers and with the exposures he’s getting at such an early age, it will boost his playing career.”
“He is only 17 and has been rubbing shoulders with some players twice his age which signals there’s more in store for this gutsy lad.”
But the match belongs to Sabeto’s 19 years old Jone Turuva who scored two magnificent tries in yesterday’s clash.
In the ninth minute of the first half Turuva made a grubber kick and chases the ball to score the first points of the match.
Nadi Eels replied with a penalty kick to their flyhalf Inosi Rakete before Turuva hits back for wonderful try to the Roosters to increase their lead to 8-2.
In the 29th minute Rekete increases Nadi Eels points after converting a penalty kick before Kelemete scored another try for the Eels in the 34th minute and again converted by Rakete to leave the halftime scores at 10-8 in favors of the eels.
The Eels were slippery for the Rosters as Iliesa Fonolahi scored another try for Nadi before Moape Rameme scored again in the 6th minute converted by Rakete to increase their lead to 20-8.
The Roosters came back strongly in the last quarter to score another try to hard working Waisiki Ramatau before they were awarded a penalty try in the injury time to seal the game for a narrow win to the Eels.



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