4 Australian based Fijians have been selected to compliment the 16 man squad chosen from Fiji.
THE Fiji Rugby League will be conducting a Sydney Harbour Cruise. This cruise will be a fund raising event in aid of the Fiji A (Australian based Fijians) tour to Fiji in October 2005.
HISTORY was created December 4, 2004 at Singapore Polytechnic Dover, Singapore. This was the first ever Rugby League tournament to be held on Singapore soil. The tournament was played as a 9 a side tournament and was a resounding success.
THE Fiji Bati A Rugby League side have won the inugural Valley 8's Rugby League Tournament held on Saturday the 26th of February at Harbord Park, Sydney.
The Fiji Bati A side which featured star players such as Suli Koroi and Hamilton Hughes had to overcome the home side Valley United in the final to take home the $4000AUD ($5200FJD) winners cheque.
Fiji made it through the pool stages and had to meet the Tugan Seahawks (Gold Coast team) in the quarter finals. Fiji found Tugan a tough opponent and went into the break leading 10 - 0. Fiji managed to break away in the 2nd stanza winning the match 22 - 8.
Fiji's semi final oppoents were the Macksville Sea Eagles who are from the NSW north coast. The Fijians played some tough and exciting Rugby League and some of the biggest tackles of the day were made in this match. Fiji finished the match winning 32 - 12 to progress to the finals.
The home side Valley United had knocked off Nth Ryde (Balmain team) in a tight semi final by 24 - 12. The Fijians knew they were in for a tough contest in the final.
In what led to an amazing series of events in which Fiji A played parts of the game with only 5 players due to send offs and sin bins, the Fiji A side triumphed 8 - 6. The packed Harbord Park crowd were treated to some enormous tackles and exciting runs by both teams.
The Fiji A Rugby League side have decided to donate some of the winnings to the FNRL to help with running the Fiji domestic competition. Other teams to participate on the day were Newtown Jets, Forestville Ferrets, Goodooga and Narraweena (former Australian rep Cliff Lyons team).
2 players that particularly stood out on the day were Suli Koroi and Gilbert Modrau with the latter being courted by the Newtown Jets.
AFTER coming off from a plate semi final loss to the Cook Islands 18 - 16 at the St.Mary's 7's last weekend, the Fiji Bati A Rugby League team have there eyes set on a finals birth with a strong side being named.
THE St.Mary's 7's organisers couldn't have asked for better weather. Lovely sunshine and a big crowd were out to witness some wonderful Rugby League 7's.
THE Fiji Bati A have annouced the squad to compete at the 2005 VB St.Mary's 7's which will take place on February the 12th.
FIJI A was started last year at the Wollongong 7's. The Fiji A is a development based Fiji side utilising the best up and coming talent from Fijian players based in Australia. Fiji A are trying to develop the players in a view to them representing the Fiji Bati in the upcoming World Cup 2008.
VALLEY United Rugby League Football Club who are one of the most successful clubs in the Manly Warringah A grade competition will host the inaugural Valley 8's at Harbord Park on the 26th of February.
OCTOBER 30 is the date for the Inaugural Oceanic Pacifica Rugby League Tournament to be held at Pittwater Rugby Park in what will be a fantastic day for Pacific Islands Rugby League and Rugby League in general.
The winning team will take home $5000, 2nd place taking home $1500 and the player of the tournament taking home $500.
Schedule for the day is as follows: