The expansion of Fijian Rugby League has received a major boost today, after it was announced there will be a Fijian side playing NSW Cup from 2016 onwards.
Led by Greg Browne and legendary NRL forward Petero Civoniceva, the team will actually play out of Fiji, in a move that has been supported by the New South Wales Rugby League Board.
On their Facebook page, Fiji RL said: “Our aim is to provide an affordable and exciting atmosphere for all fans and professional opportunities for our local playing squad, who will train full time in our training base in Suva. Our Home Ground will be the National Stadium- ANZ Stadium, Suva.”
“Our vision is to be the most popular club in the New South Wales Cup to supporters in Fiji and in Sydney. Financial viability will be assured through building strong partnerships through our Government and Corporate partnerships. The franchise will provide pathway and development programs from juniors through to seniors and will showcase the tremendous Fijian playing talent. This will also provide great exposure for Fijian companies throughout the Australia- Pacific region and promote Fijian Sports Tourism”.