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David vs Goliath Clash Motivates LDS To Score Upset Deans Win

The last time they reached this stage was in 2005 when they were thrashed by Lelean Memorial School.
22 Jul 2019 13:43
David vs Goliath Clash Motivates LDS To Score Upset Deans Win
Latter Day Saints College Under-18 rugby team making their back to the Vodafone Deans Trophy national quarterfinals in Suva this Saturday. Photo: Nemani Delaibatiki

LDS College Under-18 reps are referring to their quarterfinal clash with Vodafone Deans Trophy holder Ratu Kadavulevu School as a ‘David and Goliath’ clash.

Spokesperson Ernest Vitinavulagi said they were the underdogs and it was a good place to be at.

He said reaching the quarters was a dream come true for the school.

“The team, the school and the Tamavua community are buzzing with excitement,” Vitinavulagi said.

The last time they reached this stage was in 2005 when they were thrashed by Lelean Memorial School.

“We are hoping for an element of surprise in our favour. It’s been an incredible journey,” he said.

He said because of their small school roll they didn’t have the luxury of numbers to pick from.

He said they picked their team based on who turned up to training and they struggled when players were sick.

“Sometimes we have only four players sitting as reserves on the bench.

“We are grateful to the Savura Rugby Club of Tamavua, the Fiji Rugby Union and the High Performance Unit for their help, “ he said.

“LDS is a multiracial school. We have an Indo-Fijian, Joseph Naidu on the wing ,” he said.

The players also represented the school in rugby league and two have been selected in the Fiji U19 team to tour Australia in rugby league soon.

Edited by Osesa Bola

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