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Keep it simple, Sisa tells RKS

Sisa Waqa warns the NewNet Under-18 Ratu Kadavulevu School rugby team to keep it simple and play the basics right today. The former RKS captain and now Melbourne Storm winger
16 Aug 2014 19:34
Keep it simple, Sisa tells RKS
Kaiviti Silktails chief exectuive officer Steve Driscoll and Vuate Karawalevu at Ringrose Park in Wentworthville, New South Wales, Australia, on May 8, 2021. Karawalevu scored a try in his debut match for the Sydney Roosters Under-21 side as they beat Parramatta Eels 28-20. Photo: Kaiviti Silktails

Sisa Waqa warns the NewNet Under-18 Ratu Kadavulevu School rugby team to keep it simple and play the basics right today.

The former RKS captain and now Melbourne Storm winger made the comment as the team prepares to face Lelean Memorial School at Churchill Park in Lautoka at 3:45pm today.

He said RKS had what it took to win, despite missing five of their key players who were now in Nanjing, China, for the Youth Olympic Games.

“Losing five players from the first 15 is massive,” Waqa said.

“I don’t know the depth of the team, but the new five players have a big role to play. Reaching the finals after eight years has brought a lot of emotions for the RKSOB, families, friends and supporters.

“It’s been a long time since RKS lifted the prestigious silverware (Waqa played in the 2005 team).

“All this time when I look back, I always thank God for the opportunity putting me in that position to feel how good it is to play in that final and experience those best moments.”

The Waitovu, Ovalau, villager said it was a dream of a lifetime to play in the Deans final.

“Playing in a final is huge for any RKS player,” he said.

“This a different level of rugby and everyone will play to win.”

He is advising his younger brothers from Delainakaikai to play the full 80 minutes. “The players will have to listen to the coach, avoid any fancy stuff, keep it simple, play to the best of your ability and be consistent,” Waqa said. “It’s a challenge for the RKS team to prove critics wrong and I just want to wish RKS the best of luck. Go hard and play your best, make your teammates, family and your school proud.”

Waqa captained the RKS U19 team which it reached the Coke Zero Deans final in 2005 where they drew 19-19 with Suva Grammar School.

Melbourne Storm will take on the Cronulla Sharks in round 23 of NRL competition tonight.

“If RKS wins tomorrow (today) then I will finish it off here tomorrow night (tonight),” Waqa said.

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