John O’Connor

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...

Tough Test At Uprising
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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...

‘Just What We Need’
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‘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
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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
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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 ...

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