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Rugby House works on contracts

Maciu Malo
Tuesday, February 18, 2014

THE Fiji Rugby Union hopes to contract the best players to prepare a formidable combination for the Rio Olympics as the demand from European rugby clubs continue to haunt Fiji 7s rugby.

FRU High Performance Unit manager John McKee said contracting sevens players is one of the challenges faced by the parent body despite of the newly-secured $40million sponsorship.

He said the FRU was optimistic in contracting 7s players to fly the Fiji flag at the 2016 Olympics.

"At board level there have been discussions about the contracting of players," said McKee.

"It's a huge challenge. Even with this sponsorship deal, there are still contracts in Europe that are very high and very hard to compete with.

"But certainly with the focus on the Olympics, the union is doing everything it can to try and contract and keep the core of the 7s players or the top group for the Rio 2016 Olympics.

"Because the competition is getting stronger and certainly big countries are focusing on Rio, therefore it is important to keep our best 7s players."





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