May 15, 2020
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Minimum 4-wk training before any rugby: FRU

The Fiji Rugby Union says unions and clubs have to follow return to play protocols, including a minimum four-week training period, before they can participate in any competitions.

FRU chief executive John O’Connor said competition dates had not yet been finalised as they were waiting for the government to ease restrictions to allow players to train.

O’Connor said once restrictions are lifted, they will plan with unions and clubs about a kick-off date.

“We have a return to play protocol that is being guided by World Rugby and discussed by the Ministry of Health that any union or club must follow to avoid any injury to players,” he said.

“The minimum time a player requires to be ready for contact sports is four weeks so when the restrictions are lifted and we are allowed to train, we give players at least four weeks to prepare themselves physically and mentally before the competition will kick-off,” he said.

He said the Rugby House will only allow competitions to start once the unions have adhered to the protocols.

By Nacanieli Tuilevuka


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