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Flying Fijians Close In On Playing Six Nations

In an earlier interview, O’Connor said this would all depend on the opening of borders due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
25 Jul 2020 15:40
Flying Fijians Close In On Playing Six Nations
John O’Connor.

The Fiji Rugby Union is confident that they are on “the verge of joining the Six Nations” in matches in November.

However, a Six Nations spokesperson told BBC Sport that the Pacific islanders may play in a new series of matches involving Six Nations teams but would not join the main competition.

Coupled with possible involvement in southern hemisphere competitions, FRU chief executive John O’Connor said “they were great opportunities for Fiji Rugby which we could only dream of in the past.”

He added: “We are on the verge of joining the Six Nations rugby competition and have Super Rugby, New Zealand and Australia knocking on our doors.”

While fixture details are yet to be confirmed, it is understood that this year’s suspended Six Nations will be completed before an unnamed competition takes place involving the Flying Fijians and one other nation, which is believed to be Japan.

In an earlier interview, O’Connor said this would all depend on the opening of borders due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

He also indicated that playing with the Six Nations would be convenient for them because they have most of their top players currently playing in Europe.

Edited by Simione Haravanua

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