John O’Connor

FRU Stays Afloat Despite Dollars Crunch
SPORTS

FRU Stays Afloat Despite Dollars Crunch

CEO: We’ve positive discussions with our major sponsors

Kean Steps Down Following Allegations
SPORTS

Kean Steps Down Following Allegations

World Rugby notes the Fiji Rugby Union’s decision to stand down Fiji Rugby Union Chairman Ratu Vilikesa Bulewa Fra...

Cotter Officially Starts With Fiji Rugby Union
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Cotter Officially Starts With Fiji Rugby Union

FRU chief executive officer John O’Connor said there were plans for Cotter to fly in April but it was put on hold ...

COVID-19: Kunatani Among Two Rugby Players Failing To Follow Self-Isolation
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COVID-19: Kunatani Among Two Rugby Players Failing To Follow Self-Isolation

Kunatani arrived in the country and attended his son’s first birthday. His wife a medical doctor was also taken in...

COVID-19: Fiji Rugby Condemns Behaviour Of Two Rugby Players Who Failed To Self-Isolate
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COVID-19: Fiji Rugby Condemns Behaviour Of Two Rugby Players Who Failed To Self-Isolate

Such irresponsible behavior is totally unacceptable, and we support the actions of the Police in arresting these two...

COVID-19: FRU To Set New Date For Skipper Cup Kick Off
COVID-19, SPORTS

COVID-19: FRU To Set New Date For Skipper Cup Kick Off

Speaking to SUN sports yesterday FRU chief executive officer John O’Connor said plans for the new date are in prog...

Fiji Rugby Seals Kava Deal
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Fiji Rugby Seals Kava Deal

The partnership ensures that Fiji’s Rugby- gains access to a trustworthy, premium kava supply in Fiji Kava’s uni...

FRU To Look Into Baber’s Contract
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FRU To Look Into Baber’s Contract

“Baber’s four-year term comes to an end this year and not after the Olympic Games in Tokyo,” O’Connor said.

FRU To Meet Health Oficials Over 7s Training
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FRU To Meet Health Oficials Over 7s Training

This was after World Rugby announced that the men’s HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series tournaments in London and Paris...

Flying Fijians Confirmed To Play Against All Blacks XV
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Flying Fijians Confirmed To Play Against All Blacks XV

The Fiji Airways Flying Fijians are playing the All Blacks XV on October 30 at the BC Place Stadium in Vancouver, Ca...

Win Boosts Olympic Rankings
SPORTS

Win Boosts Olympic Rankings

Fijian 7s players aware of new changes from World Rugby and what they need to do in the next  four tournaments in t...

7s Call: Up Game
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7s Call: Up Game

O’Connor said they had been aware of the changes and raised their griev­ances with World Rugby.

McKee Re-Applies For Coaching Role
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McKee Re-Applies For Coaching Role

John McKee has re-applied for the Fiji Airways Flying Fijians head coach position, says Fiji Rugby Union chief execu...

Coaches Apply For Top Job
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Coaches Apply For Top Job

The Flying Fijians head coach John McKee’s contract expires on December 31. There have been calls for McKee’s co...

Flying Fijians On Track For Rugby World Cup 2023
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Flying Fijians On Track For Rugby World Cup 2023

Speaking to SUNsports from London yesterday Fiji Rugby Union chief executive officer John O’Connor said the young ...

McKee Awaits FRU Call
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McKee Awaits FRU Call

McKee said he was hoping to extend his time in charge despite failing to take the Flying Fijians out of the pool com...

$1.2 Million Boost For Construction Of New Fire Stations
NATION

$1.2 Million Boost For Construction Of New Fire Stations

National Fire Authority chairperson John O’Connor said this was part of their initiative to increase the number of...

$2.5 Million For Flying Fijians Rugby World Cup Campaign
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$2.5 Million For Flying Fijians Rugby World Cup Campaign

Team head coach John McKee also thanked the commission for their support

RWC 2019: Making It Happen, No Time To Waste For Flying Fijians
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RWC 2019: Making It Happen, No Time To Waste For Flying Fijians

After the selection, comes great responsibility. – A responsibility to the nation. – A responsibility to...

D-Day For Flying Fijians: Coach McKee To Name Rugby World Cup Squad On Friday
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D-Day For Flying Fijians: Coach McKee To Name Rugby World Cup Squad On Friday

The Flying Fijians after the Pacific Nations Cup (PNC) last Saturday are on a break as players are spending time wit...

Suva’s Challenge Postponed To July 20
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Suva’s Challenge Postponed To July 20

“The FRU board has finally decided on these dates. We would like to encourage all fans of the Flying Fijians to co...

Fiji U20 Ruggers Secure Spot In U20 Championship, Scotland Bites The Dust
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Fiji U20 Ruggers Secure Spot In U20 Championship, Scotland Bites The Dust

The main target was to remain in Tier One and prepare for Italy next year. I want to thank the coaches,  management...

John O’Connor Disappointed With The Lack Of Consensus Amongst Unions
Rugby

John O’Connor Disappointed With The Lack Of Consensus Amongst Unions

O’Connor says the scrapping of the competition was a missed opportunity for Fiji in many respects.

World Rugby Axe Nations Championship Plans
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World Rugby Axe Nations Championship Plans

The core objective of the Nations Championship was to secure a strong and sustainable financial and competition mode...

Nadroga Out To Regain Lost Glory
Skipper Cup

Nadroga Out To Regain Lost Glory

The Stallions lost the title to Suva in the final last year while Malolo and Navosa also lost their Premiership stat...

No Local Games For Overseas Based Player, Focus On PNC
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No Local Games For Overseas Based Player, Focus On PNC

This includes the semifinals and final of the Skipper Cup Premiership, Vodafone Vanua Challenge, club competition an...

Fiji Rugby Union Seals Deal With Kaji Rugby
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Fiji Rugby Union Seals Deal With Kaji Rugby

FRU chief executive officer John O’Connor said the signing signifies the alignment of rugby and also create pathwa...

Fiji 7s Players Told To Rest And Not Participate In Local 15s Competitions
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Fiji 7s Players Told To Rest And Not Participate In Local 15s Competitions

No Skipper Cup, Vodafone Vanua or club games, says Fiji Rugby Union CEO

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