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Fiji can match the Nines world: Civoniceva

Arin Kumar
Friday, February 21, 2014

RUGBY league legend Petero Civoniceva would like to see a Fijian team compete in the sport's abbreviated code.

Fourteen Fiji Bati stars were among the 15 Fijian players who featured in the inaugural Auckland Nines in New Zealand last weekend. The coverage of the event also stirred a lot of interest in Fiji which Civoniceva said had much potential to become a force on the international stage.

He said Fiji was one of the top countries in the abbreviated code of the union game and could be a powerhouse in the league genre as well.

"I think next year, there should be a Fijian team in the nines competition," the former Kangaroos prop said.

"I think we should go there and show them how it's done."

He said the Fijian players who did play in the tournament last weekend stamped their mark in the nines code.

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