Fiji Time: 8:04 PM on Sunday 22 October

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

Scotland to play Tonga on artificial pitch

Ap
Sunday, August 10, 2014

EDINBURGH - Scotland will become the first top-tier rugby nation to host a match on an artificial pitch when it takes on Tonga during the November Tests.

Bernard Lapasset, chairman of the International Rugby Board, said it was an "exciting development" and backs the decision as "it can provide a consistent and low-maintenance alternative to natural pitches".

In a statement released by Scotland yesterday, Lapasset says playing internationals on artificial pitches will be "useful in parts of the world where growing and maintaining a high-quality grass surface is not straight forward".

The match will be played at Rugby Park, the home of Kilmarnock football club, on November 22.

The Scottish Rugby Union says the surface has passed IRB compliance and safety tests.








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 0.61840.5994
JPY 56.315753.3157
GBP 0.37500.3670
EUR 0.41770.4057
NZD 0.71070.6777
AUD 0.63150.6065
USD 0.49690.4799

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 20th, October, 2017

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. A-G takes a swipe at politicians
  2. Contractual appointment for teachers and nurses
  3. Respect us
  4. Minister clears air on holiday pay
  5. Boy, 13, drowns
  6. Suspect questioned over sex video
  7. India ready to help
  8. Family support vital for the fight
  9. Resort marks 50th anniversary
  10. 'Talk in good faith'

Top Stories this Week

  1. Sex, sluts and the internet Saturday (21 Oct)
  2. Miranda turns to sex work to survive Thursday (19 Oct)
  3. Man allegedly hit by bulldozer blade, dead Tuesday (17 Oct)
  4. Final in mind Monday (16 Oct)
  5. Sweets for the homeless Friday (20 Oct)
  6. Faith, a true survivor against all odds Tuesday (17 Oct)
  7. Villagers pass around eTransport card Monday (16 Oct)
  8. Dreams do come true Thursday (19 Oct)
  9. Sex video goes viral Friday (20 Oct)
  10. Bati visits Ra villages Tuesday (17 Oct)