The Royal Welsh produced an nail biting Army Premiership Semi Final at RMA Sandhurst on Wed 16 February. What might have been, on reputation, a straight run into the final for the much vaunted 2nd Bn (Greens) was hotly disputed by the 1st Bn (Blues) who played patient structured rugby to come within 2 points, five minutes before the final whistle.
Ratu, a steady hand, cleverly fed centre Will Harries, a biggish number who showed a marked ability to break a fair tackle, straighten and run a good line. Sadly he lacked close support at the crucial moments when the points were begging to be scored.
In the loose, however, the Blues had him multi-marked. He seldom made sufficient yardage to make that much of a difference.