Fiji Time: 10:44 PM on Thursday 27 October

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

Schools join tag rugby

Zanzeer Singh
Monday, June 09, 2014

THE Lautoka Primary Schools Rugby Union has started with tag rugby and adopted the Get Into Rugby program.

The tag rugby games were held at the Vitogo District School ground last Saturday.

Apart from the boy's category, there was a mixed category in which teams comprised four boys and two girls.

Union president Tirani Uluinakauvadra said matches were played from the under-9 grade to the U14 grade.

Uluinakauvadra said their teams would be playing curtain-raiser matches during the upcoming Test series in the Sugar City.

"Get Into Rugby program is now world-wide and endorsed by the International Rugby Board," he said.

"It will help children to develop their skills slowly before they mature. In Fiji, we do not have any development program for the grassroots level.

"Probably that is why the Fiji Rugby Union has taken its cue from the IRB. We have to adapt to the change."

A total of 13 schools were involved in the competition.

Uluinakauvadra said there was a lot of interest among the young players knowing that they would be playing during the Test series.

"The good thing is that this has been endorsed by our principal education officer Albert Wise," he said.

"There is already excitement within the schools and we have delivered the equipment. The children are playing."

Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.65700.6380
JPY 51.993048.9930
GBP 0.39950.3915
EUR 0.45000.4380
NZD 0.69360.6606
AUD 0.64560.6206
USD 0.49320.4762



Exchange Rate updated on 27th October, 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Food runs low
  2. Silt slowly burying town river
  3. Man claims impersonation
  4. Nadroga to tour NZ
  5. Airline opens door to new route
  6. Police probe accident
  7. Explosives a concern
  8. Diwali a time for unity
  9. Water site receives upgrade
  10. New fire house for Korolevu commissioned

Top Stories this Week

  1. 'I heard Soko screaming in pain' Friday (21 Oct)
  2. True to an early love Wednesday (26 Oct)
  3. Qiliho attends trial Wednesday (26 Oct)
  4. Death probe Sunday (23 Oct)
  5. Fiji pearls make history Monday (24 Oct)
  6. Fijian 7s surprise Tuesday (25 Oct)
  7. Love conquers all Sunday (23 Oct)
  8. Prepare for the worst, says Kumar Wednesday (26 Oct)
  9. Ro Teimumu frets over leadership Wednesday (26 Oct)
  10. NFP calls for public holiday Wednesday (26 Oct)