Special treat for Fijians

Akapusi Qera (sixth from left) with members of the Flying Fijians and coach John McKee pose beside the Webb Ellis trophy at the Japanese ambassador's residence in Suva. Picture: ELIKI NUKUTABU

FIJIANS and Fiji Rugby fans wishing to cheer the Fiji Airways Flying Fijians in Japan next year should take advantage of special packages in place by stakeholders of the game.Japan ambassador to Fiji Masahiro Omura revealed this while presenting the Webb Elliss Cup – RWC’s main prize at his official residence in Tamavua, Suva, this afternoon.

“The 2019 Rugby World Cup is the third largest event in the world and Japan is committed to making this event more memorable. Japan is looking forward in uniting with the players and fans to making rugby a truly global sports. From July 1 Fiji Airways will re-open the Fiji-Narita flights and fares made cheaper for the 2019 RWC and the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, so please feel free to use the service,” he said.

The cup has been on a promotional tour through Fiji since last week as part of its journey to the 20 nations playing in Japan next year.

The ambassadorial host this afternoon was attended by invited guests, former President Ratu Epeli Nailatikau, Minister for Youth and Sport Laisenia Tuitubou, Minister for Agriculture Inia Seruiratru, members of the Diplomatic Corp, Fiji Airways Flying Fijians coach John McKee, skipper Akapusi Qera and some members of the national sides.