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More Pathways For Players: O’Connor

The Fiji Rugby Union aims to participate in the Global Rapid Rugby Competition next year. FRU’s chief executive officer John O’Connor made the comment after the special general meeting at
10 Dec 2018 11:00
More Pathways For Players: O’Connor
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The Fiji Rugby Union aims to participate in the Global Rapid Rugby Competition next year.

FRU’s chief executive officer John O’Connor made the comment after the special general meeting at the Tanoa International Hotel, Nadi on Saturday.

O’Connor said this was part of creating new pathways for our rugby players.

“Next year we will be playing the Maori two times and we will be playing USA, Canada and Japan in the Pacific Nations Cup competition,” he said.

We are now in final discussions to have a team in the Global Rapid Rugby which kicks off in February or March. There’s quite a lot of path­ways that have been created for our players.”

He said during the SGM the administrators were informed to communicate to the players the pathways that were now available to them and for the players to also prepare well for the next season.

O’Connor said with the Unions, there were also changes made and was hopeful to provide more opportunities for women.

“All the eight teams participating in the Skip­per Cup Premiership will be required to fill a full 15 women team and 10 in Vodafone Vanua Championship. This is something new and hopefully we can give more opportunities for women to play rugby,” he said.

He acknowledged all the Union delegates for attending the SGM to discuss the 2019 rugby season programme.

-Edited by Osea Bola

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