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EU hosts rugby Test match opponents

Arin Kumar
Saturday, June 07, 2014

MEMBERS of the Vodafone Flying Fijians team and the Italy side were hosted by the European Union at the Grand Pacific Hotel yesterday.

The players, team management staff and EU staff were treated to a fashion show and food and drinks before the Test match at 3.30pm today at the ANZ Stadium.

EU deputy head of delegation, Johnny Engell-Hansen said the event was to showcase to the Italian players what Fiji had to offer in terms of creativity, craft, talent, design, fashion, food and art.

"I hope that the members of the Italian rugby team will also highlight this as goodwill ambassadors of Fiji and the Pacific, once they have left our shores and returned to Europe," he said.

"While Italy has been famous for centuries its sports, food, fashion, design, tourism and the arts, Fiji is just emerging as a Pacific country with great potential in those same creative industries."

Meanwhile, major sponsors of the Flying Fijians side, Vodafone Fiji has also conveyed their best wishes to the team for their match tomorrow.

"We look forward to a tough and highly entertaining match which is expected of any international Test match," said Managing Director of Vodafone Fiji, Aslam Khan.

"If the scores from the last two Test matches against the two sides are any indication, this is expected to be another thriller."








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