Watch St Theresa, teams warned

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The Saint Theresa Sec­ondary School Un­der-17 rugby league team have booked their spot in the na­tional play­offs. Rugby League devel­op­ment of­fi­cer, Su­liasi Cakautabu said the Be­m­ana based- school from Navosa wal­loped Val­ley Ju­nior Sec­ondary School 28-0 in their de­cid­ing clash at the Si­ga­toka Vil­lage ground yes­ter­day. “These boys from Saint Theresa have got the size and speed to beat any team that come their way,” he said. “Their pow­er­ful runs caused the Val­ley Ju­nior de­fence to buckle and they never re­cov­ered af­ter they ran through their first line of de­fence very eas­ily.” Cakautabu said rugby league is a new sport in Be­m­ana but the boys were quick to know the rules and adapted them­selves to the game. He said at the end of the Nadroga/Navosa sec­ondary schools com­pe­ti­tion, the teams that have qual­i­fied for the na­tional play­offs are; U15- Val­ley Ju­nior Sec­ondary School U17- St Theresa Sec­ondary School U19- Navosa Cen­tral Col­lege In the pre-sea­son clash, 2015 Voda­fone Cup premier cham­pi­ons Coast­line Roos suf­fered a shock 14-4 loss to new­com­ers Coastal

Owls.

WOMEN For the first time in the coun­try, a women rugby league game got un­der­way at the Si­ga­toka Vil­lage ground. The Be­m­ana women from Navosa beat the Coast­line Roos women side 16-6 to the de­light of the big crowd that came to watch the en­counter. “The match cre­ated a lot of in­ter­est among the women and they were there in full force to cheer on their teams,” Cakautabu said. He said the Nadroga/ Navosa zone is hop­ing to make the women com­pe­ti­tion a weekly one as most vil­lage teams have de­clared their in­ter­est to join. “There is a Rugby League Women’s World Cup next year and this is an in­cen­tive for our women to go and par­tic­i­pate,” he added.

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