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Ref Tyson Enjoys Fiji

Australian rugby league referee Tyson Brough enjoyed officiating his first rugby league match in Fiji over the weekend. The Queenslander spoke highly of the Fijians when he officiate at the
15 Sep 2014 13:12
Ref Tyson Enjoys Fiji
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama (left) with his team at the Sydney Desalination Plant. Photo: PM's Office

Australian rugby league referee Tyson Brough enjoyed officiating his first rugby league match in Fiji over the weekend.

The Queenslander spoke highly of the Fijians when he officiate at the 2014 Vodafone Cup Top 8 grand final between the KBL Saru Dragons and the Fair Trade Makoi Bulldogs at Churchill Park in Lautoka last Saturday. Dragons won 20-18.

“My first time in Fiji and I’m enjoying myself,’Brough said.

“Both the teams played their hearts out and played fair,, it was great.”

He also officiated in the Queenland’s Intrust Super Cup which features the new Papua New Guinea Hunters rugby league team, who are their first professional sporting franchise which made debut early this year.

“The Hunters are right up there. Their crowd and noise is incredible,” he added.

Brough is part of the panel of referees that officiates the Holden Cup which features the NRL Under-20 teams.

“Some Fijians are playing in the Queensland Cup and some already in the NRL and after their Rugby League World Cup last year and there will be more.”

Meanwhile, the KBL Saru Dragons will play the Papua New Guinea champions in the inaugural Melanesian Cup later this year.

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