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Fiji gets side in NSW Cup

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Friday, July 18, 2014

Update: 11:06AM Fiji will have a rugby league team in the NSW Cup Competition in 2016, the bid team announced on Thursday.

The Fiji bid team, headed by former NRL great Petero Civoniceva, issued a statement saying it had received an endorsement for the move by the NSWRL board, the Fiji National Rugby League and the Fiji Sports Council.

The NSW Cup is rugby league's second-tier open-age competition in the state.

"Our aim is to provide an affordable and exciting atmosphere for all fans and professional opportunities for our local playing squad, who will train full time in our training base in Suva," the statement read.

"Our home ground will be the national stadium - ANZ Stadium, Suva."

"Our vision is to be the most popular club in the NSW Cup to supporters in Fiji and in Sydney."

In the Queensland Cup, the equivalent rugby league second-tier competition in that state, Papua New Guinea already has a side.

The ultimate goal may be for a team in the NRL with the competition expected to consider expansion in the future.








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