Fiji Time: 2:00 PM on Saturday 25 March

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

Rugby's loss

Emoni Narawa
Friday, July 11, 2014

FIJI rugby has lost one of its top mentors in schoolteacher, Eroni Vereivalu.

The Naitasiri man passed away at the Colonial War Memorial Hospital yesterday, two days away from the Southern Zone Secondary Schools rugby finals in which he was to coach the Marist Brothers High School under-18 side.

Last night, the Fiji Rugby Union confirmed the news to Times Sport.

Vereivalu who created history in coaching the Assemblies of God High School under-18 side to its first ever Deans quarter-finals and semi-finals for the past two years would be sadly missed at school level.

His rugby brain and influence will be sadly missed says fellow schoolteacher and southern zone rugby co-ordinator, Biu Colati.

Known for his tactical coaching, Vereivalu has rejuvenated Naitasiri's campaign in the Skipper Cup this season and also guided MBHS to the finals of the southern zone tomorrow.

"It's indeed a sad news to Fiji and secondary school rugby," Colati said.

"The southern zone is very much indebted to him with what he has done especially in coaching AOG to its first ever appearance in the Deans semi-finals and this year, he has taken Marist to another level.

"He has a positive influence, a very hard worker who always strive to achieve success."

Colati and Vereivalu started their rugby administration together.

Colati said Vereivalu was a referee before moving on to become a coach.

On behalf of southern zone rugby, Biu said he sent their condolences to Vereivalu's family.

He said a moment of silence would be held to remember Vereivalu during the zone finals tomorrow at the ANZ Stadium.

Continued on PAGE 50








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
CAD 0.65090.6319
JPY 54.714051.7140
GBP 0.38790.3799
EUR 0.45160.4396
NZD 0.69980.6668
AUD 0.64240.6174
USD 0.48950.4725

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 24th, March, 2017

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. 3-way battle
  2. Marist prunes winners
  3. Sisters die in house fire
  4. NFP dairy proposal rejected
  5. Dam gives way
  6. Baber updates 7s list
  7. Taveuni out of competition
  8. Board clears air on land claims issue
  9. FLP offers condolences
  10. Ice impresses on sevens return

Top Stories this Week

  1. Shock after brutal attack Tuesday (21 Mar)
  2. Students sent home Tuesday (21 Mar)
  3. Man rapes wife, jailed Tuesday (21 Mar)
  4. Uni urges Fijians to apply for NZ grants Monday (20 Mar)
  5. Landowners demand $20m compensation from State Thursday (23 Mar)
  6. 7s star told don't reoffend Friday (24 Mar)
  7. RKS retains Tailevu Zone title Wednesday (22 Mar)
  8. Concerns over explicit online pictures Tuesday (21 Mar)
  9. QVS blue ribbon king to miss Coke Games Wednesday (22 Mar)
  10. Minister issues maternity benefits warning Tuesday (21 Mar)