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Singh: country first

Maciu Malo
Friday, June 27, 2014

FIJI Rugby Union board member Baljeet Singh urges students of Ratu Navula College to first be loyal to the country before signing rugby contracts overseas.

He made this comment while speaking at the Webb Ellis Cup welcome reception at the Nadi-based school yesterday.

Singh said rugby had bright future in Fiji.

"There are lot of talents in this area, we know for a fact how important rugby is; it unites everybody," he said.

"We breathe, eat and sleep rugby in Fiji.

"For you students there is a lot of future for you, there is only one thing I have to tell you be loyal to your country, don't run away with the dollars.

"We got a lot of players running away but do your service here first and then stride to look for the dollars overseas."

"I will leave you the rugby value which is integrity, discipline, solidarity, passion and respect."

Singh thanked IRB for bringing the Webb Ellis Cup to Fiji and he motivated the students to follow in the footsteps of some Nadi rugby greats.

"There are lot of great names to come up from this area where students can be proud of such as Jo Levula also Iliesa Tanivula and Jo Rokocoko who had represented New Zealand."





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