By Ben Ryder
With the second round of Oceania Cup games scheduled in October/November 2019, Rugby League Planet takes an in-depth look at each competing island nation and what the game of Rugby League is doing for them, as well as their strengths, weaknesses, and the nations chances at winning their respective pools.
FIJI RUGBY LEAGUE NATION OVERVIEW
This page was last updated - 14/3/14
Foundation Year - 1992
International Team - The Bati
Highest finish in World Cup - Semi Final (2008)
Top level domestic competition - The Fiji National Rugby League starts in April and is broken up into two conferences, East & West with 12 teams in total. Once the Grand Final is played a Super 6 competition takes place comprising of the best players from the FNRL. In September a State of Origin type competition is played with East against West.
Petero Civoniceva today proudly announced, “After years of careful consideration to get this project off the ground by 2019, we have chosen a new interim CEO to lead this project. Tia Roko will lead the team as the CEO in getting the project solidly set up and leading the way for us until we have a new board to commence advertising and looking for a person we see best to lead us into the future.
Fiji head coach Rick Stone has named his 19 man squad to play England at KC Stadium on Saturday (14:30).
The Fiji NSWRL Bid led by
Rugby League Legend, Petero Civoniceva and Greg Browne is aiming to join the National Rugby League (NRL) Tier Two by targeting entry into the NSWRL's – Intrust Super Premiership NSW for 2018. The competition effectively is filled with NRL Reserve Teams from NSW and New Zealand and other independent clubs from around New South Wales.
By Richard Cowley, Date: 8/10/13
John Sutton has been ruled out of the Fijian RLWC squad due to injury and replaced by Ryan Millard.
3:30pm Gates Open
5:40pm Fiji v Lebanon
Date: 22nd June
Venue: Leichhardt Oval, Sydney, Australia
TV: Gem and Foxtel also check our Rugby League Live Page
By Richard Cowley, Date: 23/11/13
The hour draws near for what will be the Fijians biggest battle of their 2013 Rugby League World Cup campaign. Some may even say the biggest battle in their short rugby league history.
The Australian Prime Minister’s XIII men’s and women’s teams will take the field in Fiji at the end of 2019, marking the first official Prime Minister’s XIII matches in the country.