FNRL premier match observes a minute silence for Musunamasi

USP Raiders and Yasawa Saints players and official observe a one minute silence for FNRL Chairman Peni Musunamasi. Picture: NOA BIUDOLE

A SOLEMN moment during the Fiji National Rugby League Vodafone Cup premier match between Raiders USP Islanders and Yasawa Saints as they observed a one minute silence and sang ahead of their game for FNRL chairman Peni Musunamasi who passed away earlier in the week.

Both sides huddled in the middle of the pitch at the Nadovu ground in Lautoka and sang a rendition of the Vodafone Fiji Bati Fijian spiritual “Oqo na noqu Masu”.

“It is a sad moment for the FNRL fraternity,” said Raiders coach and former Fiji Bati Asaeli Saravaki.

“Peni was the one who first made the decision for the Fiji Bati to switch from the traditional war dance ‘Quruquruvatu’ when we played Tonga on our tour to Tonga a number of years ago.

“We will always remember him for all he has done for rugby league.”



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