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Tight Security in League Playoffs Security will be beefed up in tomorrow’s Vodafone Fiji Secondary Schools Rugby League competition at St Marcellin Primary School grounds, Vatuwaqa. Fiji Secondary Schools Rugby
18 Mar 2016 12:36
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Tight Security in League Playoffs

Security will be beefed up in tomorrow’s Vodafone Fiji Secondary Schools Rugby League competition at St Marcellin Primary School grounds, Vatuwaqa.

Fiji Secondary Schools Rugby League Association treasurer Meli Baledrokadroka said yesterday the six new schools in the competition have attracted a big crowd which tends to get rowdy.

“We are currently trying our best to finish off our round robin competition before we go into the national quarterfinals,” Baledrokadroka said.

“The newcomers to the competition have brought with them their many fans to support them, which is really good. It is great that we are able to bring in a large number of fans which will in turn help grow the sport among secondary schools but it does have its downside.

“In the heat of the moment, the crowd do tend to get rowdy and before anything happens we want to take precaution which is why I have spoken to the Fiji National Rugby League chief executive officer Timoci Naleba about organising security on Saturday.

“Our main focus is the safety of not only those who show up to support their kids but also the players, so a safe yet fun and exciting day is to be expected on Saturday.”

The schools making a return to the sport include, Lelean Memorial School (LMS), Sila Central High School, Marist Brothers Secondary School (MBHS), Ratu Sukuna Memorial School (RSMS) and Assemblies of God (AOG).

Baledrokadroka also said that fans can expect tough competition considering they are nearing the end of their round robin.

“All teams want to win and because of that the competition displayed each day is really good to see and I think the fans will enjoy it as well,” he said.

“This Saturday will not be different and will be just as exciting as we have Lelean Memorial School and Assemblies of God fighting for a spot in the national quarters.

“So I encourage everyone to show up in numbers and support the players.”

The Vodafone Fiji Secondary Schools Rugby League Competition starts at 9am.

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

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