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Taveuni, First Timer For Deans

For the first time secondary schools on Taveuni Island join the Vodafone Fiji Sec­ondary Rugby Association compe­tition this year.
21 Jul 2022 13:24
Taveuni, First Timer For Deans
Secondary school representatives at the Vodafone Deans competition announcement at the Vodafone headquarters, in Suva, on July 20, 2022. From left: Lelean Memorial School’s Tevita Batiweti, Ratu Kadavulevu School under-18 captain Tawake Vakacegu, Shiri Gurunanak Khalsa College Under-17 captain Peni Baikeiyasawa, Queen Victoria School Under-18 captain Tomasi Seru, Nasinu Secondary School’s Lorosio Qaranivalu and Marist Brothers High School’s Benjamin Naivalu. Photo: Sereana Salalo

For the first time secondary schools on Taveuni Island join the Vodafone Fiji Sec­ondary Rugby Association compe­tition this year.

The Taveuni schools include Holy Cross College, Niusawa Method­ist High and Bucalevu Secondary School.

During the announcement yester­day, zone President Rusiate Kele Mu­sudroka confirmed that 32 schools will feature in this year’s North zone.

He also confirmed that Bua Central College is back after pulling out in 2011.

“We have managed to develop sec­ondary schools rugby in other sub zones under the Northern zone,” Musudroka said.

“Most years, we only have Sa­vusavu and Macuata coming to Viti Levu, to meet the South and the Eastern teams.

“This year Taveuni is joing while Bua is returning to the competi­tion,” he said.

“After trying for so long, for the first time Taveuni has come on board.”

The North will be represented by four sub zones; Macuata, Bua, Sa­vusavu and Taveuni.

On Week 5, August 20, is the North One and North Two final between Savusavu and Taveuni to determine North Two winner while Bua versus Macuata will determine the North One winner.

“Week 6, we will have the first Northern rally for secondary schools, to determine the four top rugby schools in the Northern divi­sion,” he said.

“In the ninth week, the two top teams will come to Suva to meet the Southern and Eastern top sides.

“Hopefully they will both qualify for the quarters. Hopefully it will be a good year for the Northern schools this year,” Musudroka added.

 Feedback: sereana.salalo@fijisun.com.fj



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