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Lelean Under-17 to play for fallen winger in today’s semifinal

The Lelean Memorial School Under-17 team are going to play with a heavy heart in today’s Powerade Super Deans Championship semifinal clash against Ratu Navula College at the ANZ Stadium,
04 Aug 2018 10:42
Lelean Under-17 to play for fallen winger in today’s semifinal
Lelean Memorial School Under-17 rugby players at the funeral of Pita Volau at the Nasinu Cemetery on August 3, 2018. Photo: Nikolau Ravai

The Lelean Memorial School Under-17 team are going to play with a heavy heart in today’s Powerade Super Deans Championship semifinal clash against Ratu Navula College at the ANZ Stadium, Suva.

The side farewelled their winger Pita Volau during a mov­ing funeral church service in Caubati, Nasinu, yesterday

LMS Under-17 coach Viliame Gucake said they are deter­mined to go for a win and dedicate it to Volau

Gucake said the Levukana, Vanubalavu native was one of their key players during their campaign.

“Pita started from the under-15 grade until now, his posi­tion is always on the wing and his loss has really touches the team as they look back at the good things that we’ve done together,” Gucake added.

“He is one person that always consider other player’s inter­est especially when a players is in need of something. Pita is always there to assist.

“He is a person that puts God first than everything comes later. Tomorrow’s game will just be a normal one for us. We will not want the loss of our team-mate to be an excuse rath­er we will give all our best and it will be dedicated to him.

“One of the words of encouragement that Pita usually tells the players is vaqata, which is a Nadroga dialect.

“This word means to be strong and to work as one team.”

Gucake added that he is reminding the players about to­day’s game as they confident of making it to the finals next Saturday.

“We will be going with the aim to win the under- 17 title.”

-Edited By Osea Bola

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