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St John’s U18 Upset QVS

Saint John’s College Cawaci Un­der-18 rugby team scored an up­set 7-3 win over Queen Victoria School in the Fiji Secondary Schools Rugby Union Eastern Zone competi­tion at Ovalau yesterday. Backed
17 Jun 2018 12:44
St John’s U18 Upset QVS
Saint John’s College Under-18 forwards battle it out with Queen Victoria School at Cawaci, Ovalau on June 16, 2018. Photo: Manhar Vithal

Saint John’s College Cawaci Un­der-18 rugby team scored an up­set 7-3 win over Queen Victoria School in the Fiji Secondary Schools Rugby Union Eastern Zone competi­tion at Ovalau yesterday.

Backed by their vocal fans the St John’s side started well and kept the visitors busy. However, QVS took an early 3-0 lead from a converted penalty.

During his pep talk at halftime Saint John’s head coach Driso Yabaki urged his players to be more aggressive in defence and apply pressure on the visi­tors.

This immediately paid dividend as they scored a try early in the second half and the successful conversion saw them hold a slender 7-3 lead right throughout the match.

“I told the boys to stay clear of the red zone and play within the green and to be aggressive on defence,” Yabaki told SUNsports.

“We were holding up in the forwards and the boys needed that push and were able to score the try.”

Yabaki added that this Saturday’s game against Ratu Kadavulevu School would be tough since they are coming in from different level of play.

“RKS are the world champions so they will come with that level of play so it will be a very difficult game.”

QVS head coach Jo Savou said they still have to work on their finishing but they have learnt a lot from the match as they prepare to take on Lelean Memo­rial School this week

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

Feedback: karalaini.tavi@fijisun.com.fj



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