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World Rugby Here To Help

  A delegation from World Rugby is in the country having talks with Fiji Rugby Union and also help Fijians recover from the aftermath of Severe Tropical Cyclone Winston. World
04 Mar 2016 13:05
World Rugby Here To Help

 

A delegation from World Rugby is in the country having talks with Fiji Rugby Union and also help Fijians recover from the aftermath of Severe Tropical Cyclone Winston.

World Rugby Oceania rugby services manager Bruce Cook is doing damage assessments and is having talks with rugby fraternities and stakeholders on ways World Rugby can assist Fijians as far as rugby is concerned.

“One of the things that we are doing here is assessing what people around the place think are required. I have spoken to rugby people, businessmen trying to get a feel of what rugby can do to help Fiji,” Cook said.

Cook also told SUNsports World Rugby would want to offer a unique assistance to Fijians.

“In rugby we don’t provide shoes, blankets but we got to do something that’s a bit unique.

“I have a lot of information and pictures which I will be writing to our headquarters in Dublin telling them what I have seen and write them couple suggestions of what people around here are thinking about that World Rugby can do to help Fiji,” Cook added.

Cook visited Tailevu North College on Wednesday with the FRU development team. The school is part of the FRU development unit programme and was one of the Tailevu-based schools which was badly hit by TC Winston.

World Rugby to increase service to Pacific Unions

World Rugby Union will be offering more services to major Pacific Unions Fiji, Samoa and Tonga.

“One of the purpose of my meeting here is to meet with major Pacific Unions as we have decided to give them more service from what we have in the past.

“So I will be in the islands four to five times a year to help them individually and take advantage of the opportunities,” Cook said.

Cook has also given his assurance that they would be giving FRU their full support to help improve their level of game come the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.

“The Fijiana and the Fiji 7s team along with the Flying Fijians are doing extremely well, they have been putting up great performances. We will give FRU the help they need to take them to the next level in the next RWC,” he added.

 

Cook impressed  with FRU

development unit

“In the skills, development is going extremely well in Fiji.

“We got some very good staff in development Sale Sorovaki the development manager, Vela whose been doing well with women’s rugby in past few months; they are in a very good state.

“They are very innovative at what they are doing,” he said.

Edited by Anasilini Ratuva

Feedback:  anasilinir@fijisun.com.fj

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