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“Dad inspired and supported me to where i am today” Josua Vakurinabili

03 Jun 2020

Fiji Airways Fijian 7s forward Josua Vakurinabili revealed that his Dad the late Tui Conua Ratu Luke Veidovi played a vital role in shaping up his rugby career. Growing up as an ordinary kid in his village in Vatukarasa, Nadroga, the lanky forward never imagined that one day he would go on to don the […]...

World Rugby creates access to optional domestic law trials to further reduce COVID-19 risk

29 May 2020

The World Rugby Executive Committee has approved 10 optional domestic law trials which are designed to provide national member unions with further COVID-19 transmission risk reduction measures if required. Temporary law trials relating to the scrum, tackle, ruck and maul were approved along with a package of best-practice match hygiene measures. Each measure aims to […]...

World Rugby encourages rugby family to Activate at home for rugby’s restart

25 May 2020

Activate is a proven injury-prevention rugby warm-up programme Used regularly, Activate can reduce soft tissue injuries by between 26 and 40 per cent It can also reduce concussion risk by 29 and 60 per cent in youth and adult rugby players It is beneficial for both the elite and community game Elements can be practiced […]...

Virtual High Performance Academy for World Rugby

22 May 2020

In a ground-breaking initiative, World Rugby’s High Performance, Match Officials and Training and Education functions are sharing knowledge and expertise online via a series of webinars as part of a reset and readiness strategy for when global rugby activities are safe and ready to resume. VIEW VIDEO OF ‘RESTART RUGBY’ PREPARATIONS >> Delivered as a series of webinars and online content, the strategy will […]...

National players on the frontline inspiring the Nation

22 May 2020

Fiji is yet to fully recover from all Covid-19 cases, but is a few steps away from discharging the last few patients with the virus. The incredible response from the country’s frontline workers had been a key factor in containing the virus in the country. Prime Minister Josaia Bainimarama applauds and thanked all frontline workers […]...

Guangdong provides valuable lift with new buses.

21 May 2020

Fiji Rugby today received two new passenger transport coaches from China’s Ambassador to Fiji His Excellency Qian Bo in a ceremony officiated by Fiji Rugby President and Prime Minister Hon. Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama. The gift is a donation from the Guangdong Province of the People’s Republic of China. PM Bainimarama expressed his gratitude to people […]...

Joint statement on postponement of July internationals

18 May 2020

The programme of international rugby matches scheduled for the 2020 July window has been postponed due to ongoing government and health agency COVID-19 directives. Extended travel and quarantine restrictions that apply to numerous countries, and concerns over adequate player preparation time, mean that any sort of cross-border international rugby competition cannot be hosted in July. […]...

This pandemic gave us the perfect time we ever needed: Fuli

15 May 2020

Fiji Airways Fijiana 7s head coach Saiasi Fuli explain how this difficult time creates a perfect opportunity for him to re-live basic lifestyles, an aspect which he said many have forgotten about, being carried away by other obligations in our everyday life. Somehow this Covid-19 pandemic has allowed us to focus our attention and energy […]...

‘There’s no place like home’ for Olympics preparation: Baber

15 May 2020

The HSBC Sevens Series tournaments in London and Paris are being postponed, provisionally until September and Fiji Airways Fijian 7s head coach Gareth Baber is confident with the teams’ in-Island preparation program which is in place.  Fiji Airways Fijian 7s will follow through their 7s program on-island once everything returns to normal. The program is put […]...

World Rugby announces law amendment relating to scoring against the post protector

13 May 2020

World Rugby has announced that, with immediate effect, it will no longer be possible to score a try by grounding the ball against the post protector. The minor amendment to Law 8 was approved by the World Rugby Council during its special meeting held via teleconference today and follows a recommendation by the international federation’s Rugby Committee […]...