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Consultant to review FNRL operations

Emoni Narawa
Friday, January 24, 2014

THE Fiji National Rugby League is concerned about the development of local players.

This is after only two Fiji Residents players made the cut for the Vodafone Fiji Bati team to the Rugby League World Cup in Europe last year.

FNRL has raised questions why only two Fiji Resident players were selected and not given much game time.

General manager Tomi Finau said it was a successful year for FNRL because they were able to repeat the massive performance of reaching the semi-final in two consecutive RLWC.

"Yes, last year is a success following the outcome of the performance of the Vodafone Fiji Bati," Finau said.

"But the lack of presence and participation of Resident players in the national team needs close scrutiny.

"Our development work needs a holistic review. We are currently reviewing what are we teaching our players, so we better understand where we need to improve.

"The biggest question we need to answer — why only two Resident players were selected."

Finau said 2013 was a challenging year for FNRL. He said the board would review the FNRL structure and readvertise all positions from GM downwards.

"An independent consultant from Australia will do this," he said of the review.

"The board has resolved to re-introduce the pre-season for clubs in premier grades only.

"We kick off round one on February 1 in four zones. We will select a Fiji Resident squad to play Tonga in April before selecting the Vodafone Fiji Bati to play Samoa."

Meanwhile, Vodafone Fiji Bati head coach Rick Stone will conduct clinic today at Albert Park from 9am.

Stone arrived into the country last night.





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