The under-18 Deans is the pinnacle of secondary school rugby for decades now. It is considered the highest form of an award in secondary school rugby. The victors would see them having bragging rights for up to 12 months till a new winner is selected.
Over the past 83 years, the Eastern Zone schools such as Queen Victoria School, Lelean Memorial School, and Ratu Kadavulevu School were often victors throughout the years. However, this year will be a first in Deans history where two schools from the Southern Zone, Marist Brothers High School and Suva Grammar will faceoff for the under-18 Deans trophy.
Here is a list from Wikipedia that shows the list of past victors from 1939 till 2019.
|1939||QVS (Queen Victoria School)|
|1944||LMS (Lelean Memorial School)|
|1945||PSS (Provincial School Southern – later to be moved to Lodoni, Tailevu and renamed Ratu Kadavulevu School, RKS)|
|1950||LMS/NTC (Nasinu Teachers’ College)|
|1958||NO COMPETITION (Due an epidemic that had struck Fiji in that year)|
|1967||NAS (Navuso Agricultural School)|
|1969||MBHS (Marist Brothers High School)|
|1986||LDS (Latter Day Saints College)|
|2001||SGS (Suva Grammar School)|
|2013||RNC (Ratu Navula College)|
|2020||Covid Pandemic (No match)|
|2021||Covid Pandemic (No match)|