Rugby Union

Skipper cup competition postponed because of cyclone damage

The  2016 Skipper Cup Competition has been deferred to April 23, 2016 after the devastating impact of Cyclone Winston on various sports infrastructure in the West and on Ovalau. Fiji Rugby Union Chief Executive officer John O’Connor today confirmed the competition would no longer be held on April 2. O’Connor said that the Fiji rugby union board […]

Nacanieli Tuilevuka

March 17, 2016 1:40 pm

The  2016 Skipper Cup Competition has been deferred to April 23, 2016 after the devastating impact of Cyclone Winston on various sports infrastructure in the West and on Ovalau.

Fiji Rugby Union Chief Executive officer John O’Connor today confirmed the competition would no longer be held on April 2.

O’Connor said that the Fiji rugby union board and management took into consideration damage to sports facilities as well as that some of the players homes were destroyed so some  unions would have difficulty preparing for the Skipper Cup Competition

We had conducted our own inspections and after consultations with the unions, made the decision to defer the start of the competition to give all the teams the opportunity to prepare well for the start of the competition this being a very important year for the Skipper Cup.

There is no change to the format and the teams will continue to play their games every weekend leading to the Semi-final and Final. Provincial Unions have also been advised that they have the option to host their matches on Friday afternoons or evenings if their opponents agree to such arrangements.

Mr O’Connor reminded the unions that the FRU constitution requires them to conduct their annual general meetings and submit all relevant documentation including audited 2015 financial accounts.

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