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Jasper Opts For Underdog Tag

This was the gist of JWHS Un­der-18 girls captain Milika Dru­guvanua’s message during an in­terview with SUNsports as they prepare to face Natabua High School in the Weet-Bix Raluve Tro­phy Championship final at Church­ill Park, Lautoka, on Saturday.
05 Oct 2022 16:25
Jasper Opts For Underdog Tag
Natabua High School supporters during the Weet-Bix Raluve Trophy Under-18 semifinals at Prince Charles Park, Nadi, on October 2, 2022. This Saturday , NHS faces Jasper Williams High School in the girls U18 final. Photo: Leon Lord

This is an opportunity to cre­ate our own legacy and a piece of history for Jasper Williams High School.

This was the gist of JWHS Un­der-18 girls captain Milika Dru­guvanua’s message during an in­terview with SUNsports as they prepare to face Natabua High School in the Weet-Bix Raluve Tro­phy Championship final at Church­ill Park, Lautoka, on Saturday.

She said they respect their oppo­nents and are going into the final as underdogs.

“We’re happy to get the win but there’s a lot of work to be done be­fore we play against Natabua,” she said.

“We respect Natabua because they are a very good side and we don’t want to take them lightly in the final.

“We’re going in as underdogs in this all Western crunch match be­cause we want to create history by winning the first ever Raluve Tro­phy.”

Fiji Secondary Schools Rugby Un­ion executive Biu Colati said the Raluve Trophy competition has lifted the Vodafone Deans Trophy competition to another level.

“Close to 77 schools have regis­tered and took part in the Raluve Trophy competition, which ran parallel with the Vodafone Deans Trophy,” Colati said.

“This Saturday, the two West­ern schools Jasper William High School and Natabua High School are ready to create history.

“One of them will write their name in the history books as the first winners of the Raluve Trophy.

“No one knows what the future holds for these young girls for the next two years as most of them will be either in the Fijiana sevens, Fiji­ana Drua or Fijiana XVs teams.

“I want to take this time to thank all the principals, teachers and stu­dents of schools that didn’t make the final cut.

“This weekend during the finals, all competition including the all Raluve western battle will be excit­ing to watch,” Colati added.

In the U16 final, Sigatoka Method­ist College takes on Naitasiri Sec­ondary School.

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