Move Underway To Revive Kadavu Rugby

“There are a lot of Kadavu players who have joined other clubs, hopefully this club will call them back to the fold.
14 Feb 2022 14:44
Move Underway To Revive Kadavu Rugby

Interest from outside has mooted the move to revive one of Suva Rugby Union’s old regulars the Kadavu Rugby Club.


Former club member and now Fiji Rugby Union chief executive officer John O’Connor said this was an opportunity to strengthen their bond.

“Fellow Kadavu people living overseas have joined forces supporting the revival of the club,” O’Connor said.

“Kadavu was one of the oldest club registered with Suva and we hope to revive it for aspiring players,” he said.

“We want to get things rolling at the soonest.

“There are a lot of Kadavu players who have joined other clubs, hopefully this club will call them back to the fold.

“But then we won’t be restricting membership, rugby is the subject here.

“We will start with one team, meaning we will start with the Koroturaga division.”

The other division in the SRU competition is the Escott Shield of which Navy are the defending champion.

Eastern Saints are the title holders of the Koroturaga Shield

The SRU 2022 season starts on February 19.

SRU secretary Tevita Tuiloa has confirmed that this year 44 clubs have affiliated with them.

Suva are the defending the Skipper Cup champions.

The KRC meeting will be held at the FRU boardroom on February 23 at 5pm.

Kadavu has produced numerous rugby stars with the likes of  Tuimasi Tubananitu, Sela Gutugutuiwai, Ilai Musunamasi,  Isikeli Cagilaba, Mosese Nabati, Setareki Tawake, Nemani Matirewa, Joeli Matanatabu, Sale Sorovaki, Leone Nakarawa, Setareki Tawake, Sevu Reece, Albert Tuisue, Sireli Naqelevuki  to name a few.


Saints, Striders top

Meanwhile, Eastern Saints were crowned the Suva 10s champions while Striders topped the women’s competition on Saturday.

Saints walloped Covenant Blue 19-0 on the men’s Cup final while Striders edged Police 17-12 in the women’s final


Men’s results

Bowls: QF; Qauia 22-0 Namuka-i-lau, Naqarani 17-12 Army Two, Cavaliers 5-0 Draunivau, Covenant Two 5-5 USP, SF; Qauia 10-15 Naqarani, Cavaliers 17-0 Covenant Two; Final Naqarani 5-0 Cavaliers

 Semis: QF; QVSOB 12-17 Nasinu, Breakthrough 14-12 Lakeba, Marist 0-7 Police Two, Savura 12- 10 Jussi Bunivawi, SF; Nasinu 21-12 Breakthrough, Police Two 0-10 Savura, Final; Nasinu 0-19 Savura.

Cup: QF; Navy One 12-17 Covenant Blue, Police One 10-5 Dominion Brothers, Army One 10- 5 Nabua, Navy Two 0-48 Eastern Saints, SF; Police One 7-10 Covenant Blue, Army One 5-15 Eastern Saints, Final; Covenant Blue 0-19 Eastern Saints.




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