The annual Sukuna Bowl challenge will shift to Nadi’s Prince Charles Park.
The main rugby challenge will be played away from Suva as the HFC Bank Stadium will be closed from November for renovation works.
This year’s challenge will be hosted by the Fiji Police Force and organizing committee chairman SSP Pauliasi Colamoto said three competitions will be played in Nadi .
He said they will have the development game between Police and Army in the morning and the Rugby League clash between the security forces will act as the curtain raiser to the main rugby challenge later in the afternoon.
At halftime of the main challenge, a tug of war competition will take place.
“We are happy to take the main challenge to Nadi as there a big fan base in the West. Normally we have the western crowd travel to Suva to support their teams but this year it will something different and we will take our teams, supporters and families to the West.”
Meanwhile the other sporting competitions like boxing, netball, volleyball, golf and soccer will be played in Suva.
SSP Colamoto also confirmed that they will be introducing a mixed touch rugby competition this year in place of women’s rugby as many of the women officers in both the forces will not be available during the competition week due to duty commitments.
The Sukuna Bowl competitions will commence on 27 November with the rugby challenge being played on 1 December in Nadi.
Police are the holders of the prestigious tanoa after beating Army 19-11 in the 33rd challenge in Suva last year.