HRUA Junior High School 15’s rugby....Koloale school captain received their trophy from HRUA’s Nickson Hatigeva
KOLOALE Community High School (CHS) has made history by winning two senior category rugby 15s titles in a row (2012-2013) including the junior category 15s title against Saint Nicholas CHS last week.
With its current coach, Simon Tepuke at the wheel, Koalale CHS junior 15s went unbeaten to lift the title as champions of this year’s E- World High School Rugby 15s junior boys’ grand finals with a upsetting victory against Saint Nicholas CHS junior 15s (20-0) at Panatina Oval.
Both teams have a formidable style of rugby with bone crunching forward play upfront and quick play out wide by their backlines.
It was anybody’s game as both teams battle out strength to strength by giving their 100% style of play but in the crucial minutes of the final half( 80 minutes of full play); Koalale added more speed and strength to their attacking and defensive tactics (game plan) to seal a victory at the final whistle.
With the majority of young players impressing Tepuke, the Koalale CHS head coach was very proud of his boys in their overall achievement in securing the title and trophy in current and previous High school rugby 15s competition.
“So far in the history of high school 15s rugby tournaments we have secured two senior category titles in a row and the first ever introduced junior 15s category.
“This is a historic year for Koalale and I’ m very proud of my boys in both the junior and senior 15s category for setting a high level rugby performance and also creating history for their school,” said Tepuke.
He said blending his experience and time in current and previous high school rugby competitions has been paid off very well especially in coaching this young talented side, including building their character and morale as future players for the country.
“I’m proud to say that I have committed my time and effort in sharing my rugby knowledge and skills to these future rugby players and they have shown themselves to reach this far.”
He added that there are a lot of challenges to take up the task of coaching these young players due to long distances and the problem of securing bus fares to reach their training ground but those efforts paid off well for him and his students.
“As a coach to train new players in this code of rugby is very challenging but at the end of the day they have absorbed everything well to get this far.”
He said now my dream is to watch this players grow up in their passion of rugby and also as future representative in Solomon Islands national rugby team.
“I am very passionate about what I do as a coach and I am very proud to be here as a winning coach.”