Nadroga postpones rugby competitions

NADROGA Rugby Union has postponed its remaining rounds of the Nadroga Super Rugby franchise and the Kalevu Shield Challenge after Government declared the cancellation of all sports events in the country because of the coronavirus pandemic.

After 10 rounds of games, union president Jikoibau Matawalu said they would adhere to the command because it focused on the safety of rugby players, fans and members of the public.

“Round 11 has been postponed because of the current stand down period called by Government last week,” Matawalu said.

“It is postponed until further notice as we await Government’s next course of action regarding COVID-19.”

The former Nadroga captain highlighted the importance of following the restrictions directed by Government and asks all players participating in the franchise to focus on individual training programs until the ban is lifted.

“While restrictions are in place on gatherings of 20 or more people,we therefore urge individual players to keep themselves occupied with their individual conditioning programs while adhering to gathering restricted numbers and distancing.

“Our parent body, the FRU, has also called on its affiliated unions to adhere accordingly as per PM’s media release on the Government’s stand on the current situation.”

Meanwhile the Skipper Cup competition round one scheduled for Saturday, March 28, has been postponed.

The Fiji Rugby Union annual general meeting has also been postponed until further notice.

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