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Discipline Is The Key, says QVS Principal

Only the most disciplined team will win the Vodafone Fiji Secondary Schools Rugby League (FSSRL) finals this Saturday.
27 Jun 2022 14:00
Discipline Is The Key, says QVS Principal
Ba Provincial Freebird Institute Dragons captain Mikaele Raivolita (l) with his counterpart QVS Knights faceoff as they prepare for the finals of the Vodafone Fiji Secondary Schools Rugby League at Ratu Cakobau park on July 2, 2022. Photo- Leon Lord

Only the most disciplined team will win the Vodafone Fiji Secondary School Rugby League (FSSRL) finals this Saturday.

These were comments of Queen Victoria School principal, Joseva Gavidi, after the three QVS Knights teams booked their spots in the Under-15, U17 and U19 finals.

The Knights Under-19 team faces two-time U19 winners Ba Provincial Freebird Institute Dragons in the final.

 

The Dragon had upset defending champions Nasinu Secondary School Panthers in the quarterfinals and competition favourite Ratu Kadavulevu Eels in the semis.

The Knights U17 side takes on Marist Brothers High School Storm in the final while the U15 team beat face defending champions Nasinu Panthers.

Gavidi said despite having a busy sporting week, the Victorians did not disappoint.

 

“Last year, we only participated in the under-19 grade, this year we thought of reintroducing the under-15 and the under- 17,” he said.

“We came into the rugby league competition more on the development side of things, to help the boys develop their game.

“But at the same time through their preparation and discipline in the key areas, they have managed to reach the finals which is an achievement for the boys.”

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Queen Victoria School fans during the Vodafone Fiji Secondary Schools Rugby League semifinals at Ratu Cakobau Park,Nausori, on JUne 25,2022. All three grades for QVS have qualified for the finals on July 2. Photo: Leon Lord

“There is still another week for them to finish off the season,” Gavidi added.

He indicated that it would only get tougher and also acknowledged the support of the old scholars, families and QVS fans.

“We can set the records but I am not sure if there has been a time, QVS qualify for all finals.”

“We expecting the finals to be tough, the intensity of the game will increase as of what it is in the semi- finals.”

 

“We have informed the boys that the most disciplined team and those that prepares themselves well will win.”

“Through their preparation and training, hopefully the boys can complete the task well,” Gavidi said.

“I would like to thank all the old scholars and parents that have come out in numbers.”

 

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Queen Victoria School fans during the Vodafone Fiji Secondary Schools Rugby League semifinals at Ratu Cakobau Park,Nausori, on JUne 25,2022. All three grades for QVS have qualified for the finals on July 2. Photo: Leon Lord

“I think this past week has been a challenging one, we had the Tailevu Zone, we had our cricket team that played in the final on Thursday and we ended up the week winning the semifinals.

It is just a giveback to the parents and old scholars that have come out here.

“We hope everyone will be out next week to support QVS.”

The final will be at Ratu Cakobau Park, Nausori, on Saturday where the President Ratu Wiliame Katonivere will be the chief guest.

 

Results

U15: Ra Roosters 10-16 Nasinu Panthers; Marist Storm 8-18 QVS Knights

U17: Marist Storm 26-14 Ba Pro Dragons; QVS Knights 28-16 RKS Eels

U19: QVS Knights 24-14 Naitasiri Warriors, Ba Pro Dragons 16-10 RKS Eels

 

Finals:

U15: QVS Knights v Nasinu Panthers

U17: Marist Storm v QVS Knights

U19: QVS Knights v Ba Pro Dragons

 

Feedback: sereana.salalo@fijisun.com.fj



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