FRU cancels games

THE Fiji Rugby Union has postponed the first round of the Skipper Cup and the Vodafone Vanua Championship scheduled for this weekend.

This comes in the wake of widespread flooding caused by Tropical Cyclone Keni.

FRU chief executive officer John O’Connor said they considered and discussed all the facts before the decision was made.

“We have taken into account the players’ welfare, the ground conditions and those whose homes and families were affected by TC Keni,” O’Connor said.

“We have decided that we will defer round one of the competition to next Saturday.

“We have made the decision early because there is no sign of the situation improving according to weather forecasts.

“This decision is to allow the unions and their various home grounds the greatest chance to recover before the tournaments kick off.

“There are a lot of unions affected, especially those in the outer islands and the Western side. Our thoughts and prayers go out to them and their families during this difficult time.”

Nadroga will defend the Skipper Cup.

The Stallions are set to take on neighbours Nadi in round one. In other fixtures, Namosi will play Naitasiri, Suva will tackle Malolo and Navosa will host Rewa.

The winner will receive $30,000.

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