Fiji Time: 2:14 PM on Monday 24 November

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

Top 8 winner to face PNG champ

Arin Kumar
Sunday, August 10, 2014

THIS year's Vodafone Cup Top 8 winner will not only get the trophy, prizemoney and bragging rights but also a trip to Papua New Guinea to play their club competition champion.

This was revealed by Fiji National Rugby League chairman Reverend Immanuel Reuben who said it was something that the local champion side needed.

He said the competition between the Fiji champion club and the PNG champion club would be known as the Melanesian Cup.

"Our Top 8 winning club will go to PNG to play their club champion in the Melanesian Cup," Reuben said

"This will become an annual event and we are glad that local players will get a chance to go overseas as a team and compete."

Reuben said no overseas players would be included in the teams and only home-grown talent would play.

"This is something we wanted for a long time, a chance for our local players to play as a team overseas and give them international exposure.

"The concept would give our local clubs an added incentive in the competition and our local players a chance to impress at international level where they can prove their worth."





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. President Xi leaves impression on leaders
  2. Deal on NZ jobs
  3. Job opportunities
  4. Stand by big brothers
  5. Out of wedlock births up
  6. Dragons win 7s title
  7. Growth forecast
  8. Healing sanctuary
  9. Hygienic home
  10. Archbishop lauds graduates

Top Stories this Week

  1. Stabbed to death Tuesday (18 Nov)
  2. Prime Minister Modi arrives in Fiji Wednesday (19 Nov)
  3. Kill victim cried for help Tuesday (18 Nov)
  4. Bula Mr Modi Wednesday (19 Nov)
  5. Modi-fied Thursday (20 Nov)
  6. Modi announces visa on arrival for Fiji people Wednesday (19 Nov)
  7. WHAT FIJI WILL GET Thursday (20 Nov)
  8. PM says sorry Thursday (20 Nov)
  9. Big cheer for a PM of good tidings Thursday (20 Nov)
  10. MPs boycott Wednesday (19 Nov)