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New Truck For Rugby

The Fiji Rugby Union received a 1.3 tonne truck worth $45,000 from Carpenters Motors concluding their four-year partnership, yesterday. “This is an important day for FRU and we would like
22 Dec 2017 11:00
New Truck For Rugby
Fiji Rugby Union chief executive officer John O’Connor (left) receives the key of the 1.3 tonne truck from Carpenters Motors national operations manager Alvin Sharma Bay at the Hyundai showroom in Walu Bay, Suva on December 21, 2017. Photo: Grace Narayan.

The Fiji Rugby Union received a 1.3 tonne truck worth $45,000 from Carpenters Motors concluding their four-year partnership, yesterday.

“This is an important day for FRU and we would like to thank Carpenters Motors who have been our sponsors for the last four years for this donation,” O’Connor said at the Hyundai showroom in Walu Bay, Suva.

FRU received a total of five vehicles in the last four years from Carpenters Motors.

“And this is the sixth vehicle that we have received as part of the deal and we thank Carpenters Motors for being our vehicle partners and for supporting us in all our campaigns, including the Rio Olympics last year.”

Four members of the Fiji Airways Fijian 7s squad- Mesulame Kunavula, Seremaia Tuwai, Sevuloni Mocenacagi and Kalione Nasoko were present at the presentation.They were accompanied by team manager Jone Niurua.

Renewed Partnership

Carpenters Motors and the FRU are in talks of extending their partnership that was concluded yesterday.

“I sincerely hope we can sit down and negotiate a new agreement to take us to the 2019 Rugby World Cup and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics,” O’Connor said.

Carpenters Motors national operations manager Alvin Sharma confirmed their interests and that talks were underway.

Fiji Airways Fijian 7s team manager Jone Niurua gets into the new truck at the Hyundai showroom in Walu Bay, Suva on December 21, 2017.  Photo: Grace Narayan.

Fiji Airways Fijian 7s team manager Jone Niurua gets into the new truck at the Hyundai showroom in Walu Bay, Suva on December 21, 2017.
Photo: Grace Narayan.

“We are in talks with the FRU to negotiate a new deal,”Sharma said.

“But it is not going to be done overnight because this will need to be approved by our board of directors. But we are interested in renewing and continuing our relationship.”

 

Edited by Osea Bola

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