INTERNATIONAL Rugby Board Hall of Fame inductee Nick Farr-Jones believes the world governing bodies move to pour more resources into the development in the islands and the minor nations were positive.
Former Wallabies halfback Farr-Jones is in the country to attend a Christian convention in Lautoka.
He said the IRB's assistance in the Pacific reflected during the 2011 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand where minor nations fared well.
He said nations like Fiji needed to look at their strengths and focus on developing towards the next RWC.
"At the last RWC it was really one of the first times that the minor nations performed well," the former Wallaby captain said.
"It is very positive. The International Rugby Board has started to focus more on resources to the islands and to the minor nations particularly with the sevens becoming an Olympics sport. It is exciting moving forward.
"Fiji has to look at their strengths and how they continue to develop their rugby going into the next RWC.
"The Tri Nations has expanded to The Rugby Championship. You never know if it would be further expanded. Super 12 rugby started in 1996 and I thought at that time we should have had two tiers.
"We could have introduced Perth and Melbourne a lot earlier and we could have had Fiji, Tonga and Samoa. We could have had Korea and Japan as well.
"It would have been expensive but for example four teams would have come here for a month and played round robin games. I always believe that when the game went professional the bigger nations got bigger and the small got smaller. But as I said earlier that the IRB is putting more money in the sport which is great."
Farr-Jones will conduct rugby clinics in Lautoka this morning which is part of the "2012 Arise Fiji", a Festival of Power, Praise and Prayer. The clinic will be facilitated by the Fiji Rugby Union.
Farr-Jones toured Fiji as a Wallaby in 1984. He was on the bench in that game which Australia won 16-3 at the National Stadium in Suva. The side included Mark Ella, David Campese and Michael Lynagh.
"This is both a holiday and to attend a Christian convention that my friend Esther King is part of," Farr-Jones said.
"Just hope to be able to bring some Australian encouragement to the beautiful island of Fiji."
Farr-Jones earned 63 caps for the Wallabies from 1984 to 1993 and captained on 36 occasions. He guided Australia to victory during the 1991 RWC.