The Marist Brothers High School Under 18 side are the new Vodafone Super Deans champions after defeating Suva Grammar School 9-8 in thrilling final.
The rainy weather did not disappoint the players and supporters as they cheered for their schools.
Marist's points all came from penalties.
It is a fairytale victory for Marist as they were the third team that qualified from the Southern Zone.
The boys from Flagstaff were a man down after Mikaele Lewaicei was shown the red card in the second half.
They defeated the Eastern Zone champions, RKS in the quarterfinal and beat the Western Zone champions, Ba Provincial Freebird Institute in the semifinal.
Coach Jone Temo says their objective today was to come and take the Deans title back to Flagstaff.
He says he told the boys if they believe in themselves, they can do it.
Earlier today in the Vodafone Super Deans Competition, RKS beat Marist 27-19 in the Under 14 final, RKS defeated QVS 19-12 in the Under 15 final, QVS defeated Grammar 27-12 in the Under 16 final, Grammar beat Marist 8-3 in the Under 17 final and Ra High School defeated Ratu Navula College 15-8 in the Under 19 final.
In the Raluve Weet-Bix Competition, Sigatoka Methodist College defeated Naitasiri Secondary School 12-10 in the Under 16 final and Natabua High School beat Jasper Williams High School 10-5.
Full Time: Marist 9- 8 SGS
Veremo Waqanidrola kicks penalty as Marist leads 9-8 2 minutes from full-time
67' Marist's try not awarded as it was held up
66' penalty to Marist for high tackle
63' Marist misses another penalty
61' Marist misses 2nd penalty
55' Brandon Shawn from Marist leaves the field injured.
53' Penalty for Grammer as Marist fails to release ball in tackle
48' Marist misses penalty in front of the post
45' Grammar 8-6 Marist
Both teams currently playing with 14 players
39' Marist red carded for dangerous tackle
Marist 6-5 Grammar
36' Penalty kick by Marist successful
Second half underway
HALFTIME: Marist 3-5 Grammar
Grammar misses conversion
Marist 3-5 Grammar
29' Gabriel Simpson scores the first try for Grammar
25' Marist gets scrum after Grammar's knock on
Brandon Shawn puts Marist on the score board.
24' Marist 3-0 Grammer
Grammar's Josua Gonewai yellow carded for high tackle
22' Penalty for Marist following high tackle
21' Marist wins line out
Marist 0-0 Grammar
First half underway
6' Marist is now in possession
5' Line out by Marist
The Suva Grammar School Under 17 side had to dig deep to claim the Under 17 Vodafone Super Deans title defeating Marist Brothers High School 8-3.
Marist was leading 3-0 at the break.
Grammar scored a try and converted a penalty in the second half and the rest was defending their try line from the boys at Flagstaff.
Captain Maleli Waqaivolavola says it was not an easy battle playing against Marist in the final as they had to dig deep to claim the win.
He also acknowledged the boys for giving their all in the final.
Earlier today in the Vodafone Super Deans Competition, RKS beat Marist 27-19 in the Under 14 final, RKS defeated QVS 19-12 in the Under 15 final and QVS defeated Grammar 27-12 in the Under 16 final.
Queen Victoria School have successfully defended their Under 16 Vodafone Super Deans title after defeating Suva Grammar School 27-12 in the final at Churchill Park, Lautoka.
The boys from Nasese were leading 12-10 at the break, but QVS came back firing in the second half to score two converted tries to put them in the lead.
QVS flyhaf Ilisoni Tuvasu was impressive in the second half as he converted two tries and a penalty to give the Victorians the win.
Team Manager Sainimili Samani says they are thankful for the support of the school, parents and old scholars that enabled them to reach the final.
She says the hard work of the boys gave the team the victory today.
QVS Captain Anare Tabakaucoro says the team is grateful to God for guiding and giving them strength to compete and win the final.
Earlier today in the Vodafone Super Deans Competition, RKS beat Marist Brothers High School 27-19 in the Under 14 final and RKS defeated QVS 19-12 in the Under 15 final.
Ratu Kadavulevu School have retained their Under 15 Vodafone Super Deans title after defeating Queen Victoria School 19-12 at Churchill Park in Lautoka this morning.
RKS led 12-6 at half time, however QVS converted two penalties to level the score with 10 minutes left.
RKS managed to score another try, shattering their neighbours' dream to win the title.
RKS Coach Isaia Naqicatabua says the message was straight for them at half time and that is to protect their try line.
He has dedicated the win to all supporters of Ratu Kadavulevu School.
Meanwhile, RKS beat Marist Brothers High School 27-19 in the Under 14 final.
Ratu Kadavulevu School is the new U14 champion after beating Marist Brothers High School 27-19 in the final of the Vodafone Super Deans Final in Lautoka.
MBHS was leading in the first half until they lost their game plan after three yellow cards in the second half and gave the chance to the Delainakaikai boys to capitalize.
In other matches, RKS will meet neighbours QVS at 9.20am in the Under 15 final, QVS will play Grammar in the Under 16 final at 12pm, Marist will play Suva Grammar at 1.20pm in the Under 17 final, Ra High School will face Ratu Navula College at 2.50pm in the Under 19 final, and Marist will take on Grammar at 5.40pm in the Under 18 final.
In the Weet-Bix Raluve Trophy, Sigatoka Methodist College will play Naitasiri Secondary School at 10.40am in the Under 16 final, and Jasper Williams High School will face Natabua High School in the Under 18 final.
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