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Waqanituva Seals Win

Queen Victoria School No.8 Apisai Waqanituva scored a try in the dying minutes for the Victorians to edge Natabua High School 15-13 in the Under -17 final. QVS head coach
16 Aug 2015 12:45
Waqanituva Seals Win
Queen Victoria School’s Apisai Waqanituva (with ball), scores the winning try against Natabua High School during the Coke Zero Deans Under-17 final at the ANZ Stadium yesterday. Photo: Jona Konataci

Queen Victoria School No.8 Apisai Waqanituva scored a try in the dying minutes for the Victorians to edge Natabua High School 15-13 in the Under -17 final.

QVS head coach Lui Anareva said yesterday’s victory was a good start for them as they build up for next year.

“It was a good start for us as we prepare our boys for U18 competition next year.

“Natabua High gave us a good game but my message to the boys at halftime was to control the game and be aggressive,” Anareva said.

Natabua manager Damuni Sunia commended the effort of the players

“The players gave their best and they showed a gutsy performance out there.

“Now we have to go back and relook at our performances as we build up for next year,” Sunia said.

The Matavatucou side were trailing 10-13 in the 68th minute of play but kept their composure to win at the death.

Natabua made a good start putting QVS under pressure allowing Natabua winger Isireli Latidreketi to score the first try.

The Westerners continued their dominance which saw Latidreketi scoring his second try.

QVS regrouped well and kicked their first penalty through fullback Rusiate Rukuvau before QVS hooker Kaliova Qeleca scored their first try converted by Rukuvau.

Halftime: QVS 10-10 Natabua.

In the second-half Natabua took the lead from a drop goal. But QVS kept the momentum and Waqanituva scored the final try to seal victory.

The Victorians received $1000 while Natabua received $700.  

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