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Police Warn Students Over Rugby Fights

A student was taken to hospital for observation after he was allegedly assaulted following a Deans Trophy Eastern Zone Under-19 rugby match last Friday. This was confirmed yesterday by Police
04 Jun 2018 11:31
Police Warn Students Over Rugby Fights
Fiji Secondary Schools Rugby Union’s Eastern Zone Under-17 action between Queen Victoria School and Lelean Memorial School at Sila Central ground, Nausori on May 26, 2018. Photo: Ronald Kumar

A student was taken to hospital for observation after he was allegedly assaulted following a Deans Trophy Eastern Zone Under-19 rugby match last Friday.

This was confirmed yesterday by Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro indicating that the matter is now being handled by Korovou Police.

“Students must not let their emotions get the better of them because there are real consequences which they will have to deal with once anger subsidies,” Naisoro said.

“There was a report lodged by a 19-year-old student from Nausori alleging he was a assaulted following a rugby match on Friday at a Tailevu-based boarding school grounds.

“The student lodged the report at the Nausori Police Station and the matter is being handled by Korovou Police Station.

“If a crime has been committed then we will have no choice but to lay charges and the last thing we want is for student’s education to be affected as well.”

Fiji Secondary Schools Rugby Union executive Biu Colati said they have not received any report on the matter but if there’s anything then it should be dealt with in the zone.

When contacted Eastern Zone president, Solomone Seru did not want to talk about the matter.

JOHN WESLEY U18 STRIKES BACK

Spiritual preparation is the reason behind the success of John Wesley College’s Under-18 rugby team, says principal, Naisa Cama Toko.

This was after they walloped Suva Grammar School 27-0 last Saturday in the Fiji Secondary Schools Southern Zone competition at Suva Grammar School ground.

Toko said they were prepared physically, spiritually and mentally for the clash.

“After we lost to Marist Brothers High School we decided to put in more work,” he said.

“We’ve been fasting for the match which led to great discipline and that was showcased in the ground by the boys. We appreciate the effort that Seremaia Bai gave in the team’s preparation. The players have done what was expected of them in the field of play.”

He said it was a tough match but they kept on the momentum right to the end.

“The teams have been camping in school where parents and teachers have been supporting them so they have planned to repay their support.”

Toko said the team are looking forward to their next match against Nasinu Secondary School.

“It is not going to be easy but we will start again with our preparation from Monday.”

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

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