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Wanted For Tens

A Fijian national team have become the target of the organisers of the Brisbane Global Rugby Tens for next year’s competition. This was after organisers hailed the massive success of
14 Feb 2017 12:23
Wanted For Tens

A Fijian national team have become the target of the organisers of the Brisbane Global Rugby Tens for next year’s competition.

This was after organisers hailed the massive success of last weekend’s inaugural tournament at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia.

Duco Australia chief executive Rachael Carroll said they had overwhelming feedback with many saying they love to see the Fijians in the tournament.

“We’ve also taken a look at the UK as well,” Carroll told TVNZ.

““There are some challenges in terms of sporting calendars and when these competitions all land and we’ve got to work within that.

“But the core product that we have is the five Australian Super Rugby clubs, the five New Zealand clubs and then we have the opportunity to change the internationals, so that is what will keep it fresh.”

An anticipated move to a World Rugby global calendar this year could actually make it easier to attract sides from abroad if seasons align correctly.”

With a four-year contract to keep the event in Queensland locked away, Duco are determined to make sure the novelty does not wear off.

Difficult and costly as it was to lure the likes of French club Toulon and South Africa’s Blue Bulls to Australia, the company already has feelers out for new teams to fill the four invitational slots to give a different mix of international flavours every year.

Toulon assistant coach Steve Meehan was confident the positive feedback from players would spread and pique interest levels in Europe.

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

Feedback:  paulini.ratulailai@fijisun.com.fj

 

 

 



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