August 31, 2021
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Super Rugby format thrills FRU

Fiji Rugby Union chief executive John O’Connor says they are thrilled to see a new format of the extended 2022 Super Rugby competition. 

 O’Connor said the new formar offers all participating teams a fair shot at the playoffs.

He also expressed gratitude to New Zealand Rugby and Rugby Australia for making Fiji's Super Rugby dreams come true.

“The South Pacific has traditionally been the game’s talent goldmine globally, but NZR and RA’s commitment will help us provide professional pathways for our players right here at home. We will repay the steadfast faith shown by our partners by bringing high octane flair and skills that are uniquely Fijian to Super Rugby Pacific.”

“The Fijian Drua eagerly look forward to announcing the next milestones in our journey, which will include assembling a squad of players who will light up the competition and delight fans week in, week out.”

Fiji Rugby Union will announce where the Fijian Drua’s home matches will be played in the coming days, while Moana Pasifika will play their home fixtures primarily in New Zealand.

Super Rugby Pacific’s two new entrants will play each other twice in the first two seasons with other examples where teams play twice to be determined by a seeding process based on 2021 results, with an emphasis on local derbies.

NZR and Rugby Australia RA has also confirmed the competition will kick off in February next year.

By Romeka Romena


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