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By ANASILINI RATUVA
The Coke Zero Deans Under-18 semifinal between Assemblies of God High School and Queen Victoria School was called off due to a power failure at Prince Charles Park last night.
QVS led AOGHS 10-5 with few minutes remaining when Fiji Secondary Schools Rugby Union officials called off the game.
QVS principal Filimone Vatuvoka was disappointed with the disruption and says this could have been avoided.
“There were two sudden deaths and FSSRU brought in the U18 Tier One playoff between Marist and Natabua to be played on Ground One,”Vatuvoka said.
“This game could have been played in Suva. We hope the FSSRU will take this into account.”
Vatuvoka applauded the Victorians for the good display yesterday.
“The boys really showed a performance of a real champion and we will be taking each challenge as it comes,” he added.
AOGHS manager Romanu Civoniceva said he respected the decision given by FSSRU for a replay.
“This is all for the safety of the players; we do not want anyone to get injured and come next week we will be prepared,” Civoniceva said.
“We are not only representing AOGHS but also the Southern Zone in the semi final.”
AOGHS were down 10-0 at halftime but came back strongly in the second half.
With less than seven minutes to play, lock forward Manoa Gadai scored a try which was not converted by Anasa Lenekali.
The Tier Two finals will be held next week with the two U18 semifinals with venue to be confirmed by FSSRU.
The Coke Zero Deans finals will be held on August 18.
U 14-MBHS 8 RKS 5, SGS 8 QVS 5; U15 QVS 7 MBHS 5, LMS 12 Natabua 0; U16; LMS 7 RNHS 7, RSMS 14 QVS 4
U17; RSMS 14 QVS 11
Under 18; Nasinu 15 LMS 11.
Final fixtures:U14 MBHS- SGS; U15; QVS-LMS; U16 RNHS-RSMS; U17; RSMS- RNHS.