Pesega College over-runs Faleata College
The LDS Church College Pesega defeated Faleata College 44–12 on Thursday in the Zone B Rugby schools tournament at the Saint Joseph's College field.
In the first five minutes of the match, Faleata College scored a try and with a conversion added 7 points on the scoreboard to lead 7-0.
But Pesega fought their way back into the game with their fullback landing a try at the right side of the post. Their first-five player's unsuccessful conversion let the score at 7-5.
However, two minutes later the Pesega fullback again broke free and scored another try for Pesega to extend their lead 10 - 7.
Faleata attempted to score with a counter-attack, unfortunately they lost the ball forward two meters away from Pesega's try line.
Pesega, upon getting possession continued their counter-attack and scored on the try line to go into half-time leading 17-7.
In the second half of the match, within the first ten minutes, Pesega secured two tries but their conversions were both unsuccessful to leave to score at 27-7.
But Faleata responded with a try in the next five minutes but it wasn't enough to keep them in the game with the scores at 27-12.
After Faleata secured a try, Pesega responded with three additional tries and one successful conversion to arrive at a final score of 44-12.
Pesega's strength was seen during the scrums with their two locks playing smart rugby and were really tough on the field. For Faleata their strength appeared to be their counter-attacks.
Next week will be the last round for the Zone B Secondary schools 15s rugby competition. The results for the U16 are as follows:
- St Joseph College 10 - Maluafou College 13
- Faleata College 0 - LDS Pesega College 45
The schools competing in Zone B are LDS Church College Pesega, St Joseph's College, Faleata College, Maluafou College, and Robert Louis Stevenson College.