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A Die-Hard Fan

A New Zealand soldier, who served in Fiji during World War II, has left behind his estate and monetary benefits to the Fiji Rugby Union. And the news came as
26 Oct 2014 12:04
A Die-Hard Fan
Taranaki’s Setareki Tamanivalu (with ball), slips the tackle of a Tasman Makos player during their ITM Cup Rugby Premiership final match at Yarrow Stadium in New Plymouth, New Zealand. yesterday.

A New Zealand soldier, who served in Fiji during World War II, has left behind his estate and monetary benefits to the Fiji Rugby Union.

And the news came as a pleasant surprise to Fiji Rugby Union chief executive officer Radrodro Tabualevu.

“We have received confirmation that this 90-year-old New Zealand man had left some of his estate and money to FRU as well as Tonga Rugby and Samoa Rugby,” Tabualevu said.

“He actually served here during World War II and I think he’s a fan of Fijian and island rugby.

“We’re honestly very honoured and thankful that he chose to leave us some of his money and property, we truly appreciate this gesture. One can only imagine if more fans and supporters of Fiji Rugby did something like this.”

Tabualevu declined to reveal the name of the New Zealand soldier, the exact value of his estate and monetary benefits he left behind.

However, Tabualevu added that it would certainly go a long way to the continuous development and progress of rugby in the country.

It’s understood that the NZ soldier’s family are awaiting the legal documents to be processed before the transaction is made to the FRU.

Feedback:  eroni.tuinaceva@fijisun.com.fj

 



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