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Behind the scenes with FRU Chairman and CEO

07 Jul 2020

A Three Part Series behind the scenes Rugby Union interview with Chairman of the Fiji Rugby Union, Commander Francis Kean and Chief Executive Officer, Mr John O’Connor on their rugby journey with FRU Media Officer, Mr Vashneel Prasad. We understand that you were involved with Suva Rugby Union, as Chairman and later President, prior to […]...

Fijian 7s finish 3rd for 2020 as HSBC World Sevens Series concludes early.

30 Jun 2020

Following a comprehensive consultation process the remaining rounds of the women’s and men’s HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series 2020 in Langford, London, Paris, Singapore and Hong Kong have been cancelled due to the ongoing and dynamic global nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, bringing the 2020 Series to an early conclusion. The decision follows detailed and […]...

Free Resources for safe Return to Rugby.

30 Jun 2020

World Rugby on behalf of the global Union family have released a range of useful downloadable resources for Clubs, gyms, teams and athletes who are preparing for the safe return to rugby amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. As we know, the health crisis has generated a changing face to the way we approach public hygiene, social […]...

Kick off date set for return of Domestic Rugby

22 Jun 2020

Fiji Rugby has been given the green light for domestic competitions to commence as Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama eases the next stage of COVID-19 restrictions across the nation. With contact sports now permitted and stadiums allowing 50% capacity, Fiji Rugby’s flagship Skipper Cup and the Vodafone Vanua Championship can resume preparations for the 2020 season. […]...

Derenalagi part of historic Olympic Day celebration

22 Jun 2020

The annual celebration of sport and Olympic values on 23 June will bring together Olympians from around the world. Olympic Day 2020 will see Olympians, athletes and fans all over the globe get active in the world’s largest 24-hour digital Olympic workout. Twenty-three Olympic athletes have already joined the recording of an official Olympic Day […]...

Player Welfare Paramount to Partnerships

19 Jun 2020

Fiji Rugby has today clarified that player welfare issues were seriously discussed and acknowledged during the negotiations of our commercial partnership with Fiji Kava. CEO John O’Connor clarified that from the outset of the negotiations, player welfare was paramount and as such there is no contractual obligation on players to use kava capsules as their […]...

World Rugby launches governance review process

18 Jun 2020

World Rugby has today launched an independent-led governance review, chaired by Sir Hugh Robertson KCMG PC DL. The comprehensive process aims to build on the strong foundations of the 2015 review, which delivered transformational wider union representation and gender inclusion on the international federation’s supreme decision-making body, the Council. It has the core objective of […]...

Leading players, coaches and referees help develop new breakdown education resource

11 Jun 2020

World Rugby has collaborated with some of the biggest names in international rugby to launch an educational resource to support the practical implementation of the breakdown law application guideline announced in April. With the objective of making the one of the game’s most dynamic and difficult facets simpler to play, coach and officiate, the resource has […]...

Fiji Kava launch new product range – a world beater!

05 Jun 2020

Fiji Rugby partner Fiji Kava today introduced an extended range of Kava capsules products to the local market providing ground-breaking alternate solutions for performance recovery and relaxation.   In a relatively new initiative for athlete performance recovery and management, the 100% plant based recovery supplements provide an option for players to utilise natural remedies in their […]...

Dad inspired me says Fijian 7s forward 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 […]...