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Barges and tugs carrying out Phase Two of the salvaging work on the sunken MV Southern Phoenix at the Suva harbour. Photo: Inoke Rabonu
October 11
10:18 2014

Rugby league legends, Brad Fittler and Andrew Johns believe Fiji has a pool of talent to choose from for national duties.

The former Kangaroos were at the Outrigger on the Lagoon Nadroga Rugby Knights 9s Tournament at Lawaqa Park in Sigatoka yesterday.

“Fijian players are well disciplined and play pure rugby,” Johns said.

“Their instincts for the game are incredible and it is exciting to watch them play.”

They are not scouting players for a particular position but are looking to recruit at least two players regardless of their positions.

“We want to scout one or two players, take them back and give them an opportunity to change their lives.” Johns believes that Fiji is one such country, where rugby league has yet to reach its full potential.

“Fittler and I have a great belief in Fiji and is a place where we could grow rugby league and there is so much talent here.

“We will continue to come over and find the best talent.

“Fijians play a unique style of rugby and you can see that in 7s rugby or rugby league. I thank InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa for their support.”

He says Fijians without the technical expertise are still professional players on their own.

The duo will not scout players for a particular clubs but rugby league clubs in Australia will be given a fair chance to offer the players a contract.

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