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$5K for Each Win

The 2014 HFC Bank Farebrother Challenge offers a lot of money to participating teams with the winner every week walking away with $5000. This was confirmed during the launch of
27 Aug 2014 15:38
$5K for Each Win
The new Tamavua-i-Wai bridge is in its preparatory work stage. Fiji Roads Authority chief executive officer Jonathan Moore said they were working with utility companies regarding relocation and reinstatement. Photo: Ronald Kumar

The 2014 HFC Bank Farebrother Challenge offers a lot of money to participating teams with the winner every week walking away with $5000.

This was confirmed during the launch of the tournament at the Holiday Inn, Suva, last night.

In addition to the $5000 prizemoney, the top eight participating teams receive a set of jumpers, shorts and socks, 10 match balls and a hamper by CJ Patel Group.

Each team will receive $2000 preparation grant, $250 for the Man of the Match. The HFC Bank will provide training Tee-shirts for all teams and Bula shirts for three union officials and uniforms for technical and match officials.

HFC Bank chairman Tom Ricketts said rugby was important to the nation.

“When it comes to Fiji rugby, our stadiums are jam packed and I am sure this is a leading sport and is the catalyst to bring our people and communities together,” he said.

“It is my great honour to launch the most-awaited rugby challenge of the year, The HFC Bank Farebrother Challenge.

“HFC Bank is proud to be associated with the Fiji Rugby Union and their strong brand,” he said.

The first challenge will be between holders BLK Nadroga and Tacirua Transport Naitasiri on Saturday at Lawaqa Park.

Natuikata cited for tackle

BLK Nadroga lock Epeli Natuikata will miss the first challenge.

This was confirmed by Nadroga president Jikoibau Matawalu.

“Natuikata has been cited by the FRU judicial committee for a dangerous tackle last Saturday against Naitasiri so he will miss one week,” Matawalu said.

Meanwhile, out of the six players suspended by the International Rugby Board for their part in the disorderly behaviour during the Pacific Rugby Cup, two are now available for the Stallions. Jovesa Kunawave and Ratunaisa Vatuinaruku have served their suspension.

Ulaiasi Lawavou, Peni Ravai, Seremaia Naureure and Jiuta Lutumailagi are still out. Naureure, Lutumailagi and Lawavou will be in time for the Suva challenge on September 13.

Ravai will be available during the B-Division champion challenge on September 20.

“ This week’s game against Naitasiri will be different ball game from last week despite our players who will miss out we have players who can fill in those shoes,” Matawalu added.

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