Fiji Time: 9:32 AM on Wednesday 24 January

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

Fijian identity

Elenoa Baselala
Monday, November 06, 2017

FIJIAN national rugby players were reminded of their identity as they represented the country in the Rugby League World Cup.

The high commissioner to Australia, Yogesh Punja spoke to the players minutes before they departed the Mercure Hotel for their match against Wales last night.

"Fijians are remembered for two things — their belief in God and their culture," Punja said.

"I know you are all very skilled players and that most of you live in Australia.

"But you have Fijian blood flowing through you.

"You must always remember that you are representing Fiji and the whole country is watching."

Punja also expressed the need for players to be humble.

Fijian supporters came out in numbers last night to support the team play its second match against Wales in Townsville last night.

Meanwhile, the PNG Kumuls defeated Ireland 14-6 in their second pool match and would likely be playing in the quarters against England.

Fiji thrashed USA 58-12 a fortnight ago and will face Italy in its final RLWC pool game next week.








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 0.62690.6079
JPY 56.387753.3877
GBP 0.35850.3505
EUR 0.41030.3983
NZD 0.69350.6605
AUD 0.63090.6059
USD 0.50460.4876

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 23rd, January, 2018

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. France seeks Ryan's rugby skills
  2. Talks to carry on
  3. Stolen sheep recovered
  4. Kepa to apply for SODELPA ticket
  5. Government must shoulder blame for ATS saga: Narube
  6. School setback
  7. Plea for assistance
  8. Esala sets example for peers
  9. Borehole ends water problems for villagers
  10. Military to conduct live firing exercises

Top Stories this Week

  1. Trip turns tragic Thursday (18 Jan)
  2. Mela beats the odds Thursday (18 Jan)
  3. The Iron Lady Monday (22 Jan)
  4. Tube ride to school Thursday (18 Jan)
  5. Nadi man dies in crash Wednesday (17 Jan)
  6. Patient info leaked Friday (19 Jan)
  7. ATS Impasse: Tribunal orders return of all workers in 48 hours Saturday (20 Jan)
  8. Mother, 100, seeks assistance for daughter, 50 Monday (22 Jan)
  9. Rasta's 'star' loves Fijian hospitality Saturday (20 Jan)
  10. Do the right thing and resign: Biman Sunday (21 Jan)