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Tavua hosts league

Arin Kumar
Tuesday, June 24, 2014

ALL matches of the Vodafone Cup Top 8 competition will be played in Tavua this weekend.

This was confirmed by the Fiji National Rugby League (FNRL) operations manager Joeli Savou who said it was part of their bid to increase the popularity of the sport in the Gold Town.

"We want to take all the Top 8 games there to give the people of Tavua a taste of top level rugby league and also to launch the Tavua Saints club," he said.

"Part of the program would involve a Vodafone roadshow and the Elections Office officials will be with us and we are inviting other NGOs or government organisations if they want to have an outreach program in Tavua."

FNRL development officer Jo Rabele said the competition in the Northern Division was slowly gaining momentum in its first year of competition.

"There are 14 teams in the Dreketi zone and the competition is now in the fifth round," he said.

"We had to stop some teams from taking part because of the huge interest and we cannot cater for all of the teams in just the first season of competition."

Meanwhile, Savou said the FNRL had apologised to the family of the player that died three weeks ago after he was injured in a rugby league game in Sigatoka.

"Sakenasa Nahove died three days after the incident and the FNRL has traditionally apologised the family and they have accepted the apology.

"But also let this be a reminder to the clubs that are not registered with us that FNRL will not take responsibility for any incidents."








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