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Ruthless RKS Stun Cuvu

Ratu Kadavulevu School have booked their berth in the Coke Zero Deans Trophy Under-18 final after thrashing Cuvu College 23-12 at the ANZ Stadium, Suva yesterday. What happened: Ratu Kadavulevu
06 Aug 2017 11:00
Ruthless RKS Stun Cuvu
Rewa players, officials and fans celebrate their 26-24 win over Navosa to claim the HFC Bank Bainimarama Shield Challenge at Lawaqa Park, Sigatoka on August 5, 2017. Photo: Waisea Nasokia.

Ratu Kadavulevu School have booked their berth in the Coke Zero Deans Trophy Under-18 final after thrashing Cuvu College 23-12 at the ANZ Stadium, Suva yesterday.

What happened: Ratu Kadavulevu took control right from the opening whistle. They were ruthless in attack and continued to break through the Cuvu defence line.

The Sigatoka based- side only had themselves to blame as they couldn’t keep up with the momentum as Ratu Kadavulevu full-back Saint George Talei slotted the first penalty for a 3-0 lead. They continued to put Cuvu under pressure as right wing Taniela Yabakidrau scored the opening try. The rampant Ratu Kadavulevu forwards dominated the set piece areas as halfback Jone Vatuwaliwali dived over for the second try to give them a 13-0 lead.

Halftime: Cuvu College 0- 13 Ratu Kadavulevu.

Ratu Kadavulevu lifted the momentum in the second half with Talei extending the lead to 16-0 with his second penalty.  Cuvu regrouped as their backline penetrated through the defence allowing winger Solomoni Donu to score their lone try at the corner and was successfully converted by Sikeli Nasiga.

Not to be outdone, Lemeki Bolayaca dived over for Ratu Kadavulevu’s final try with Talei adding the extras.

But Cuvu College fought on and scored a consolation try in the dying stages of the game.

Comments: Ratu Kadavulevu head coach Nacanieli Saumi said:  There are always weaknesses which we need to work on for the team. I’ve already worked out things that we need to work on before the final.

“We’ll need to work on our ball retention and most importantly on our discipline.”

Cuvu College captain Manoa Mocelutu said: “We want to thank RKS for giving us a good game.

“This is great development for us reaching the semi-final stage but this is not the end of rugby. I thank the players for their effort and also to our supporters.”

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

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