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PM Commissions Lomaiviti Clubhouse

  Last night Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama commissioned the new facilities at the Lomaiviti Rugby Clubhouse. “This is where our young people develop a love of rugby, learn new skills
16 Jun 2016 13:19
PM Commissions Lomaiviti Clubhouse
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama while commissioning Lomaiviti rugby club house in Raiwai lastnight. Photo: RONALD KUMAR.

 

Last night Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama commissioned the new facilities at the Lomaiviti Rugby Clubhouse.

“This is where our young people develop a love of rugby, learn new skills of the game and have their imaginations fired to represent not just Lomaiviti but Fiji,” he said.

Bainimarama then made a roll call of some of the club’s most famous sons- the national players who have made Lomaiviti what it is- a great force in Fijian rugby.

He called out the names of:

             Naituku brothers

             Samu Saumaisue

             Saimoni Rokini

             Joela Vulavou

             Marika Vunibaka

             Iosefo Koroiadi

             Filimone Bolavucu

             Nacanieli Seru

             Seru Rabeni

             Sisa Koyamaibole

             Viliame Gadolo

             Epeli Ratuniata

             Seremaia Burotu

             William Rasileka

             Samisoni Viriviri

             Adriu Delai

             Tomasi Cama Junior

             Benito Masilevu

Bainimarama said we are privileged to be living in a golden age of Fijian rugby in both fifteens and sevens.

“Our sevens, of course are world champions and we have high hopes of them coming home from Rio in August with Fiji’s first gold medal in the summer Olympics. But in fifteens we are also performing strongly.”

On top of this, he says, his government has contributed $2 million towards the first Super Rugby match to be played here for the first time on July 1.

“We’re keen to get the sevens competition to play here in Fiji and I was very pleased to hear the chairman of World Rugby, Bill Beaumont say on Monday, there’s no reason that can’t happen. So my fellow Fijians, rugby has never been stronger or more popular in Fiji. And let’s never forget why. It is because of all of us here tonight and the many thousands of other Fijians like us for whom a love of rugby beats strongly in our hearts.”

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

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