John O’Connor

Fiji Rugby Board Appoints Conway Beg As Chairman
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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...

Flying Fijians Close In On Playing Six Nations
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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...

Fiji 7s Coach Gareth Baber Confirmed For Olympics, Talks Ongoing Sponsorship
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Fiji 7s Coach Gareth Baber Confirmed For Olympics, Talks Ongoing Sponsorship

“The board agreed and endorsed that Gareth’s contract be renewed until after the Olympics and are committed to m...

Dates Set, Rugby Back On, Skipper Cup Returns on July 25
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Dates Set, Rugby Back On, Skipper Cup Returns on July 25

“We are conscious of FRU’s responsibility to lead the community in adhering to protocols for protecting the heal...

FRU CEO Tells Of NZ Super Contract
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FRU CEO Tells Of NZ Super Contract

This was confirmed to SUNsports yesterday by Fiji Rugby Union chief executive officer John O’Connor.

Cotter Monitors Super Fijians
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Cotter Monitors Super Fijians

Fiji Airways Flying Fijians head coach Vern Cotter has been tasked to approach the players again on their availability.

FRU Stays Afloat Despite Dollars Crunch
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FRU Stays Afloat Despite Dollars Crunch

CEO: We’ve positive discussions with our major sponsors

So Far, So Good: Fuli
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So Far, So Good: Fuli

Heading into the second year as the head coach for our national women’s sevens team, head coach Fuli pinpointed ar...

FRU Plans On Date To Start ‘20 Season
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FRU Plans On Date To Start ‘20 Season

FRU chief executive officer John O’Connor said this would only go ahead if Government lifts all restrictions and a...

Kean Steps Down Following Allegations
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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
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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
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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...

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