Fiji Time: 11:42 PM on Saturday 29 July

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

Team back from tour

Arin Kumar
Saturday, January 11, 2014

THE Ovalau Rugby Plus team returned from their three-month tour of Australia last month and hailed the experience as "once in a lifetime".

The side consisted of 22 players who were selected from the 12 clubs affiliated with the Ovalau Rugby Union.

Rugby Plus national co-ordinator Lasarusa Nasenaivalu said this was the second tour for the team and the most successful one.

"On tour, we won four trophies and reached the final of one tournament and the quarter-final of another," he said.

"The tour was a good exposure for the boys because this was the first overseas trip for some of them."

He said most players in the team were either farmers or fishermen.

"This was a trip of a lifetime for many of these players because we don't know if they will get another chance to go overseas again.

"Many had never played outside Ovalau. They visited the North Queensland Rugby League Stadium in Australia and were in awe of its size and facilities."








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.63200.6130
JPY 56.598553.5985
GBP 0.38360.3756
EUR 0.43070.4187
NZD 0.67860.6456
AUD 0.63490.6099
USD 0.50480.4878

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 28th, July, 2017

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Baby found dead along Suva seashore
  2. Coke Zero Deans: St Johns earn a semi final spot
  3. Coke Zero Deans: Gutsy RKS ends Marist's dream
  4. Rabuka: No coalition
  5. 'Here to win'
  6. Girl, 12, gives birth
  7. Students converge in Suva for open day trip
  8. Man dies in morning road accident
  9. Adrift in the heart of the Capital City
  10. E-ticket rolls out on August 1

Top Stories this Week

  1. I am my brother's keeper Thursday (27 Jul)
  2. How the first Tui Cakau was named Monday (24 Jul)
  3. The killer caught Tuesday (25 Jul)
  4. 'The Providers' Tuesday (25 Jul)
  5. Police detain chief Sunday (23 Jul)
  6. Touched by Times' story, anonymous donor helps student Wednesday (26 Jul)
  7. Ravulo leaves his mark Thursday (27 Jul)
  8. Baby found dead along Suva seashore Saturday (29 Jul)
  9. $300m query Wednesday (26 Jul)
  10. 48% of students surveyed had sex before 14 Tuesday (25 Jul)