Fiji Time: 9:29 PM on Sunday 5 July

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

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.





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
JPY 59.845756.8457
GBP 0.30830.3003
EUR 0.43450.4225
CNY 3.00972.9097
NZD 0.72320.6902
AUD 0.63460.6096
USD 0.48390.4669

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 3rd July 2015

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Rise of Naholo doesn't surprise Savea
  2. SARU fires referees boss
  3. State drops pension age
  4. Fish case causes a stink
  5. 2 from 2
  6. Army lacks health staff
  7. Help on the way
  8. 20 per cent of visitors return to Fiji
  9. Pacific Games: Fiji soccer creates history
  10. 85,000 people visit trade show

Top Stories this Week

  1. Ryder in jail Monday (29 Jun)
  2. Nude pictures warning Monday (29 Jun)
  3. Toxic cassava Monday (29 Jun)
  4. Education shocker Tuesday (30 Jun)
  5. The discovery of illegal weapons in Fiji Tuesday (30 Jun)
  6. Ratu Jope passes away Wednesday (01 Jul)
  7. Club sold for $14k Tuesday (30 Jun)
  8. Bainimarama challenges Flying Fijians ahead of Rugby World Cup Tuesday (30 Jun)
  9. 'Complicated' English Wednesday (01 Jul)
  10. New date Wednesday (01 Jul)