FRU Life Member Inoke Tabualevu passes away
17 January, 2011
|Inoke Tabualevu. |
The Fiji Rugby Union is saddened to learn of the passing away of former player, coach and FRU Life Member Inoke Tabualevu.
A fullback, Tabualevu first represented Fiji on 2 August, 1958 and went on to play a total of six Tests. Playing in an era where Test matches and tours were few and far between Tabualevu earned each of his six Test caps against Pacific island neighbours, Tonga.
After his playing career ended Tabualevu went on to carve out a successful period in coaching the national team. The highlight of his coaching career came on 16 August, 1977 when he guided Fiji to an astonishing 25-21 win over the Phil Bennet captained British Lions.
A talented sportsman Tabualevu also represented his country in cricket.
He was 74 years old.
An FRU delegation will present its reguregu
(condolences) to the family on Wednesday, 19 January. All Unions and stakeholders wishing to join the FRU delegation should be at Rugby House by 3:45 PM.