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Double Delight For Duo

New Fiji Corrections Service graduates fly to Perth to team up with the Fijian Warriors   Alivereti Veitokani and Cyril Reece were yesterday rushed to Nadi International Airport to fly
02 May 2018 10:00
Double Delight For Duo
Fijian Warriors rep Cyril Reece (left) and Fiji Airways Fijian 7s rep Alivereti Veitokani following their Fiji Corrections Service cadet passing-out parade on May 1,2018.Photo: Ronald Kumar

New Fiji Corrections Service graduates fly to Perth to team up with the Fijian Warriors

 

Alivereti Veitokani and Cyril Reece were yesterday rushed to Nadi International Airport to fly to Australia for Friday night’s clash between the Fijian Warriors and Western Force at Perth’s nib Stadium also known as Perth Oval.

This was after the duo were part of the Fiji Corrections Service passing-out parade at Naboro yesterday.

Veitokani is happy he is now an employee of the Fiji Corrections Service and was delighted to be released to join the Fiji Warriors.

“We’re just given 10 minutes after the pass out to leave for Nadi International Airport,” he said.

“But I’m delighted.

He said the 14 weeks of preparation at Naboro had prepared him and Reece well for Friday night’s assignment.

Veitokani said the training was tough but he was used to it.

He said he was glad that he had secured a job as a FCS’s officer.

Fiji Rugby Union (FRU) chief executive officer (CEO) John O’Connor said arrangements were made for them to fly out soon after the pass out parade.

 

Seven points tries on offer

Seven points tries will be on offer when the Force make their long awaited return against the Fiji Warriors at nib Stadium on Friday night.

A series of rule changes have been introduced for Andrew Forrest’s World Series Rugby in a bid to speed up the game and make it exciting.

One of the rules will result in teams being awarded seven points for a try that begins inside their defensive 22m zone.

To be awarded the “Power Try,” there must be no break in continuity of possession, meaning the attacking team can’t commit a penalty or turn the ball over.

Another rule change will allow teams to take a lineout as fast as they want — even if the other team isn’t ready.

A one minute limit will be placed on scrums, while teams are allowed to make 12 substitutions, up from the traditional eight.

The Force are still waiting on World Rugby to tick off the seven point try, but Matt Hodgson is confident it will be rubber stamped before Friday’s game.

Eight former Force players have been named in the match squad, with billionaire mining magnate Forrest hopeful of attracting a crowd in excess of 15,000.

As it stands, 13,000 tickets have already been sold.

 

Edited by Osea Bola

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