Malaita schools disqualified

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By Taromane Martin

THE Solomon Islands Rugby Union Federation (SIRUF) will send over the formal letters to disqualify Auki and Kilusakwalo Community High Schools on Friday 11th May.

Both Malaita Provincial High Schools were recently disqualified from this year’s Credit Corporation High School 7s competition after they were found guilty of breaching competition regulations.

SIRUF Chief Executive Officer Mr Gerald Oiaka told SunSPORTS on Tuesday that their office had already notified Malaita Rugby Union Association (MRUA) President Mr Martin Oto regarding the matter.

“Formal letter will be sent this week. Both schools fielded in non-students during the Credit Corporation High School 7s competition,” Mr Oiaka said.

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“They were good players but the problem was that they were not students. Some of them had been out of the education system for quite some time.

“If the players who came with the two schools for the competition were enrolled in the other schools around Auki it would have been alright for them to take part.

“We’ve already notified the MRUA President and both schools regarding the disqualification and are calling on the school to return the trophy to SIRUF,” he adds.

The official decision on the matter whether to penalize both schools according to Mr Oiaka will be made later but the formal letter for the disqualification of both teams will be sent on Friday.

Meanwhile, Selco 1 Stormers were crowned the new Credit Corporation High School 7s champions after winning the rematch for the semi and grand final matches against White River Community High School at the Town Ground Rugby Stadium last Saturday.

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