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New Format To Boost Kaji Rugby

    There will be a change in format in this year’s Kaji national rugby competition. This was confirmed last Saturday by Suva Kaji rugby official Taniela Naiteqe who said,
25 Jun 2018 10:12
New Format To Boost Kaji Rugby
Benito Nale of Marist looks for support against Draiba Primary during Suva Kaji Rugby under 10 match at St. Marcellin ground on June 23, 2018.Photo: Ronald Kumar.

 

 

There will be a change in format in this year’s Kaji national rugby competition. This was confirmed last Saturday by Suva Kaji rugby official Taniela Naiteqe who said, that only three senior grades would progress to the national stage while others will round off their games in the zonal competition.

“Only the under-12, under-13 and under-14 grades will resume to the national competition while the under-9 to under-11 grades both girls and boys will participate in the TAG rugby competition,” he said.

“We’re changing the format this year because we have the involvement of Fiji Rugby Union and Oceania Rugby into the kaji competition.”

Naiteqe said from this year the tournament would not be decentralised like the previous years.

“This year would be a different level of preparation. Now that the new format has been implemented all the zones will be competing together.”

He said the Suva Kaji officials are hoping to select their best teams in two weeks time.

“This is despite the unfavourable weather conditions that have disrupted our competition.

“We were really affected by the weather and even took a week’s break so when the teams came back we could see that their performance level had dropped.

“In two weeks time we will have our finals so we could select our team for the division meet on July 14,” Naiteqe added.

 

JOHN WESLEY U11 AIM HIGH

The John Wesley Primary School U11 side looked good for a strong finish in the Suva Kaji competition following their record of three wins, one draw and a loss.

The Raiwai- based school beat Marcellin Primary School 7-0 in the first round, defeated favourites Veiuto Primary School 7-0 and Assemblies of God Primary School 7-5. But they lost to Suva Methodist Primary School 7-0 and drew 7-7 with Vatuwaqa Primary School.

Captain Jona Bolebogione said their aim is to make the cut in the Suva Kaji squad.

 

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

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