Ratu Kadavulevu School winger Timoci Meya scored three tries for Fiji in their 29-10 victory over the United States last night in their quest for gold at the Nanjing Youth Olympics.
The RKS student gave his best in the second win recorded by Fiji after defeating Japan 29-5 earlier in the afternoon.
RKS pivot Filipe Qoro opened the scoring in the first match against the Brave Blossoms in 30 seconds followed up by tries also recorded by his Lodoni teammates Joseva Rauga, Ratu Filimoni Nawabalavu and Ratu Epeneri Uluiviti. Waisea Daroko also scored in the match with Fiji recording five tries against one by Japan.
“The players (RKS) may have been a factor in the Deans final loss to Lelean (LMS) on Saturday, the team (Fiji) winning gold in Nanjing would be a deserved sacrifice for the RKS community,” an RKS old scholar who did not want to be named said yesterday.
“It was very painful for the school and old scholars not being able to hoist the Deans trophy on Saturday but a gold medal in China would make up for the loss.”
Fiji plays France in their first match at 2.30pm today and then Argentina, who are also undefeated with two solid wins against France (19-7) and Japan (40-12) yesterday, at 10.30pm.
Fiji’s final pool game is against Kenya at 3.30pm tomorrow and then if qualified will play in either the first semi-finals at 10pm or the second one at 10.30pm tomorrow night.
The men’s bronze medal playoffs with the losers of the semifinals will kick off at 1.30pm while the gold and silver medals match will start at 2.30pm on Wednesday.
All the action with every try, tackle and pass from the men’s and women’s matches will be available live and on demand at Olympic.tv