John O’Connor

Tela, Sorovi In, Ben ‘At No.12’
Rugby

Tela, Sorovi In, Ben ‘At No.12’

 If Levani Botia is ruled out of the second Test, then veteran lock forward Leone Nakarawa, is tipped to captain th...

Flying Fijians Pray For Nation’s Quick Recovery   
Rugby

Flying Fijians Pray For Nation’s Quick Recovery   

“Right now, the players in quarantine have been given their training programmes and they are following it in their...

Fiji Rugby Urges All Its Member Unions To Get Vaccinated
SPORTS

Fiji Rugby Urges All Its Member Unions To Get Vaccinated

Fiji Rugby Chief Executive John O’Connor said “As we deal with the rapid spread of COVID 19 within our communiti...

Botitu, Tuimaba In Sydney, Ready To Play In Oceania 7s
Rugby

Botitu, Tuimaba In Sydney, Ready To Play In Oceania 7s

“Gareth wants to check them out since they have been playing fifteens rugby for the clubs in France.

Fiji Rugby Announce Nike As Official Team And Training Kit Supplier
SPORTS

Fiji Rugby Announce Nike As Official Team And Training Kit Supplier

Fiji Rugby will have heads turning on and off the field of play this year with the Pacific rugby powerhouse partneri...

Fiji 7s To Play In Townsville Before Tokyo Olympics
Rugby, SPORTS

Fiji 7s To Play In Townsville Before Tokyo Olympics

The Fijian men’s rugby sevens team are hopeful of playing in the Oceania 7s tournament before they go to the Tokyo...

Fiji Rugby Confirms Flying Fijians Test Matches Versus All Blacks
SPORTS

Fiji Rugby Confirms Flying Fijians Test Matches Versus All Blacks

Fiji Rugby is now in a position to confirm that the Flying Fijians will square up for two test matches against the ...

Super Effort: Cotter
SPORTS

Super Effort: Cotter

“This is great news for Fijian Rugby and it is wonderful that the efforts over the years from players and manageme...

O’Connor On Fijian Drua’s Bid For 2022 Super Rugby Spot
SPORTS

O’Connor On Fijian Drua’s Bid For 2022 Super Rugby Spot

World Rugby executive committee has postponed this year’s women’s Rugby World Cup in New Zealand due to uncertai...

Tough Start For Flying Fijians
Rugby

Tough Start For Flying Fijians

We play Wales in 2023 Rugby World Cup pool opener and then face Australia in our next game . Our fate to reach the W...

Tough Test At Uprising
SPORTS

Tough Test At Uprising

The Gareth Baber-coached side are fielding two teams in this weekend’s Mobil Uprising 7s tournament at the Uprisin...

Stage Set For Super 7s Series
Rugby

Stage Set For Super 7s Series

The format for the Super 7s Series is similar to the World Rugby 7s Series whereby teams will be awarded points and...

Fiji Rugby Welcome NZ Rugby Announcement As A Preferred Partner
SPORTS

Fiji Rugby Welcome NZ Rugby Announcement As A Preferred Partner

Although the FRU still needs to satisfy NZR of some core entry criteria, notably minimum capital requirements, the a...

Four Flying Fijians Positive With COVID-19
COVID-19, SPORTS

Four Flying Fijians Positive With COVID-19

“Our medical team with the support of the FFR medical team have started contact tracing and are monitoring the pla...

Botia To Captain The Flying Fijians Against France
SPORTS

Botia To Captain The Flying Fijians Against France

Cotter said “Botia brings in a lot of experience to the game. He has been a very good leader on and off the field ...

3 Flying Fijians Now In Isolation, Confirmed with COVID-19
Rugby, SPORTS

3 Flying Fijians Now In Isolation, Confirmed with COVID-19

Fiji Rugby has confirmed that as part of our participation agreed COVID 19 protocols, all the members of the Flying ...

Games Still Going On, Says FRU Boss
SPORTS

Games Still Going On, Says FRU Boss

“Our players and officials have complied with all medical procedures and COVID-19 code of conduct that has been se...

Fiji Rugby Signs Agreement With ORADO
SPORTS

Fiji Rugby Signs Agreement With ORADO

Anti-Doping (AD) testing is already part of the Terms of Participation for both the Fiji Rugby Skipper Cup and the F...

SOS Call To Return
SPORTS

SOS Call To Return

Negotiations are underway to fly in Melbourne Rebels halfback Frank Lomani so he could undergo all the COVID-19 pand...

November Tests Still  On: O’Connor
Rugby, SPORTS

November Tests Still On: O’Connor

Vern Cotter and coaching staff’s analysis indicate the need for local teams to lift their performance in the Skipp...

Fiji Rugby Board Appoints Conway Beg As Chairman
SPORTS

Fiji Rugby Board Appoints Conway Beg As Chairman

Fiji Rugby Chief Executive Mr. John O’Connor said Mr. Beg has been appointed to the FRU Board by the Honorable Pri...

‘Just What We Need’
SPORTS

‘Just What We Need’

This is the type of matches we need, we’ve never played three tier one teams in three weeks before-John O’Connor

PM Awaits Fiji Rugby Briefing On Europe Matches
SPORTS

PM Awaits Fiji Rugby Briefing On Europe Matches

Bainimarama, who is also president of the FRU said: “I’ve yet to be briefed by the Fiji Rugby Union.

Flying Fijians Close In On Playing Six Nations
SPORTS

Flying Fijians Close In On Playing Six Nations

In an earlier interview, O’Connor said this would all depend on the opening of borders due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nalaga Released To Play For Nadroga
NATION

Nalaga Released To Play For Nadroga

Fijian 7s reps to play in the next round of Skipper Cup.

New Chair For Fiji Rugby Union, Conway Beg In For Commander Kean
SPORTS

New Chair For Fiji Rugby Union, Conway Beg In For Commander Kean

Conway Beg in for Commander Kean as PM’s appointee to the FRU Board.

FIji Rugby Makes Profit
SPORTS

FIji Rugby Makes Profit

FRU chief executive officer John O’Connor said this was a good achievement considering that they had spent huge am...

Taking Fiji Rugby to Greater Heights: Q&A With Fiji Rugby Union Chairman And CEO
Deep Dive, SPORTS

Taking Fiji Rugby to Greater Heights: Q&A With Fiji Rugby Union Chairman And CEO

We congratulate him for leading our national sevens team to win our first Olympic gold medal and it is so unfortunat...

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