THE Fiji National Rugby League will be looking to invest more resources to develop the sport in the Western Division.
This is after the teams from Nadi and Lautoka reached the grand final of the Vodafone Cup.
Sigatoka Electric Sabeto Roosters lifted the trophy for the second time after beating Saru Dragons 27-18 at Churchill Park in Lautoka on Saturday.
FNRL general manager Tomi Finau said the two Western teams making the grand final was a sign that the sport was growing in the country.
"It is quite a surprise this year that when we named our elite squad about 75 percent of the players are from the Eastern Division being Suva and Nasinu," Finau said.
"However teams from there didn't make it into the grand final.
"Only 25 per cent of the elite squad players are based in the West.
"The grand final is taking a new turn with the Western dominance, it is a sign that the sport is developing.
"There is abundance of talents in the West. There is opportunity for the sport to grow.
"In future we need to invest more in the West. The last time we held the grand final in the West was more than 10 years ago.
"So it has been a while. Clubs in the East have access to better training facilities like the gymnasium and swimming pool."
Finau said plans had been drawn up for the future international competitions.
"Apart for the World Cup we have mapped out training programs for future international duties," Finau said.
"Next year we have the Four Nations and the Pacific Cup. If we do well in the World Cup then we will qualify for the Pacific Cup.
"Also we will be defending the gold medal during the Pacific Games in 2015.
"More importantly is the essence of players to play the game to secure overseas contracts for a better future.
"Going through the elite program the chances of getting overseas contract is far greater."