THE return of the Farebrother-Sullivan trophy defence to Lawaqa Park in Sigatoka will not only benefit Nadroga players but every other player who will be participating in the annual challenge match.
That was how Nadroga rugby spokesman Tiko Matawalu described the successful bid for a change in the gate takings sharing from the Farebrother challenge.
Matawalu said for them, the most important issue was the welfare of their players who participated in the challenge series.
"But this time the benefit will not only be for Nadroga players but also players from the other unions who will be challenging for the coveted silverware.
"Now we as champions will get 60 per cent and the challenger 40 per cent and most of this will go to the players.
"This new arrangement will also benefit our supporters who have always been with us throughout the years," Matawalu said.
"When we moved our games to Lautoka and Nadi this year, our faithful fans also travelled to those venues to support us, so we now will try and give something back to them by bringing the rest of the Farebrother challenge to our home ground at Lawaqa Park."
Tailevu opened the Farebrother challenge series but were stopped by the Stallions 43-26 at Nadi's Prince Charles Park.
Northland will make the second challenge next weekend at Lawaqa Park.
The rest of challenges are as follows: 22 September - Nadi, 29 September - Suva, 6 October - Naitasiri, 13 October - Lautoka