Fiji school outclasses Blackrock


The powerful Ratu Kada vulevu side from Fiji proved too strong for Blackrock College in the plate final of the World Schools' Rugby Championship in Harare, Zimbabwe.

Four tries couldn't keep Blackrock in touch as Ratu outclassed them in almost all departments, especially the giant backrow line. Ratu ran over seven tries and converted all but three to earn fifth place in the tournament.

Forwards Neil Hopkins and Niall Treston each scored a try, along with winger Noel Ross and centre Conor McNaughton. Full back Paul Crew converted three.

Captain Niall Treston was a colossal at number eight and as good a player as any in the tournament.

The cup final match was won by New Zealand's Kelston Boys, who destroyed Hoerskool Monument of South Africa 36-0.

Blackrock: P Drew, A Cahill, C McNaughton, S Sorohan, N Ross, A Frame, J Sullivan, N Hopkins, P Martin, J Montgomery, J MacGovern, G McCarthy, A Martin, G McEvoy, N Tres ton. Replacements: F Cunnen for Drew, A Dalton for Sullivan, N Walsh for MacGovern, P Dowling for Montgomery.