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$300k Tour Boost

  The Fiji Rugby Union yesterday received $300, 000 for the Fiji Airways Flying Fijians prepara­tion for the Europe Tour next month. On behalf of the Government, Fiji National Sports
18 Oct 2018 10:00
$300k Tour Boost
Fiji National Sports Commission chairman Peter Mazey(right) hands over the cheque to FRU CEO John O’Connor on October 17,2018. Photo: Anasilini Natoga

 

The Fiji Rugby Union yesterday received $300, 000 for the Fiji Airways Flying Fijians prepara­tion for the Europe Tour next month.

On behalf of the Government, Fiji National Sports Commission chair­man Peter Mazey presented the cheque to FRU chief executive officer John O’Connor.

Mazey expressed his delight when Fiji Airways Flying Fijians head coach John McKee named eight Fiji Airways Fijian Drua players in the November tour party.

“The tour party named by John Mc­Kee was a great one for us as the Com­mission has been supporting the Fijian Drua side from day one,”Mazey said.

“We are glad to see eight of the Drua players made it into the Flying Fijians squad.

“I have to congratulate Fiji Rugby in continuing to move the sport forward and we are pleased to provide funding for the tour.”

This is the first grant given to the Fly­ing Fijians towards preparation for the 2019 RWC in Japan.

O’Connor said; “On behalf of FRU and Flying Fijians, we want to thank the Government for this timely grant, we are indeed pleased with the support.”

McKee and the team management will depart next Friday and if the Fiji Air­ways Drua makes it into the NRC final next Saturday then the eight selected Drua players will depart on October 29 for a pre- camp in France before play­ing their first match against Scotland on November 10 at Murrayfield, Edin­burgh.

Tour Matches:

nNov 10 vs Scotland, Edinburgh;

nNov 17 vs Uruguay Hartpury Col­lege, England;

nNov 24 vs France at Stade de France, Paris

The Fiji Airways Flying Fijians squad selected are:

Campese Maáfu, Joeli Veitayaki, Eroni Mawi, Mesulame Dolokoto, Ratu Vere Vugakoto, Sam Matavesi, Kalivati Tawake, Manasa Saulo, Ropate Rinaka­ma, Leone Nakarawa, Tevita Cavubati, Albert Tuisue, Dominiko Waqanibu­rotu, Peceli Yato, Mosese Voka, Viliame Mata, Nemani Nagusa, Frank Lomani, Henry Seniloli, Ben Volavola, Alivereti Veitokani, Eroni Vasiteri, Jale Vatu­bua, Semi Radradra,Vereniki Goneva, Josua Tuisova, Setareki Tuicuvu, Me­tuisela Talebula, Eroni Sau.

Players on Standby: Ratunaisa Navu­ma, Tuapati Talemaitoga, Api Ratuni­yarawa, Semi Kunatani, Seru Vularika, Nikola Matawalu, Benito Masilevu, Se­vanaia Galala.

Unavailable for selection due to injury: Waisea Nayacalevu, Nemani Nadolo, Timoci Nagusa, Kini Murmurivalu, Patrick Osbourne.

Feedback: anasilinir@fijisun.com.fj

 

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