Fiji wins bid for NSW Cup Team

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  1. Murri Knights

    Murri Knights Scott Seamer

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    Fiji has won a bid to enter a NSW Cup team in 2016 lead by petero. Home games in Suva.
    Fiji Nsw Cup Bid Facebook Page
     
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    Awesome news!
     
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    Beaumont Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    He might even get a run.
     
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    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    This is a great result.
     
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    OHH MY F****** GOD!!@@!@!&$£×¥!&',"¥÷,@*$£$*÷*

    No........................... ****ing way..........
     
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    Fiji Side set to play in the 2016 NSW Cup

    July 17, 2014

    IT’S a landmark day for Pacific Island rugby league with news a Fiji side will feature in the NSW Cup in 2016.

    In a Bid led by Petero Civoniceva and Greg Browne, the Fiji NSWRL have received endorsements from the NSWRL board to enter the competition and play out of the National Stadium in Suva.

    “Our aim is to provide an affordable and exciting atmosphere for all fans and professional opportunities for our local playing squad, who will train full-time in our training base in Suva,” a statement from the official Bid team said.

    “Our Home Ground will be the National Stadium- ANZ Stadium, Suva.

    “Our vision is to be the most popular club in the New South Wales Cup to supporters in Fiji and in Sydney.

    “Financial viability will be assured through building strong partnerships through our Government and Corporate partnerships.

    "The franchise will provide pathway and development programs from juniors through to seniors and will showcase the tremendous Fijian playing talent.

    “This will also provide great exposure for Fijian companies throughout the Australia- Pacific region and promote Fijian Sports Tourism”.


    http://rugbyleagueweek.com.au/fiji-nsw-cup-bid/

     
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    jamesgould Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus Staff Member Admin

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    One of the very best pieces of news I've heard in my years of following rugby league. :D :D :D

    The sport has been doing really well in Fiji, but this should send it to another level!!!
     
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    This with the png in qld cup are fantastic news for the game, hopefully in the future tonga and Samoa can go down the same path
     
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    It makes for such growth, just 1 great benefit is that at the next World Cup PNG & Fiji will have full teams of atleast QLD/NSW Cup standard players seasoned by a few years. Then there's the guys who make it to the NRL who will be born & bred, passionate for their country & want to play for them.
     
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    Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-league/...-to-nrl-bid-20140718-zucqz.html#ixzz37muasr1Z
     
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    This team could bring a lot of hope and happiness to my home town of Suva. That what's exciting me more then being able to see Fiji play. This could be a much needed stepping stone and that little extra motivation that young kids and teens in the area, not to mention the whole of Fiji, need to accomplish their dream, achieve great things, wear their hearts on their sleeve and make both Fiji and all their family proud. Health over their isn't the best either, so again, this is another great step in the direction to improve all Fijians health.
     
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    wats the stadium like afro zac so good for the game
     
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    Murri Knights Scott Seamer

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    Haha if you havnt been to a footy game in Fiji your in for a big shock, I seen a Fiji rugby under 18s game in Suva back in 2009 there was reggae music playing the whole game and a hilarious ground announcer making everyone laugh, was such a good experience
     
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    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Here's some footage of a game at ANZ stadium Suva - good ground and big crowd watching guys trial for a WC spot for Fiji.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMi5hc0x2mg
     
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    Its sort of like Leichhardt Oval, if you've ever been, although take away the Keith Barnes stand and put a steep man made grass hill all around it. Best part of the stadiums is that behind the hills are food markets all along, selling stuff like pineapple juice, pineapples and other fruit and my favourite roti and curry for only $2, although the people running the their markets are always happy and keen to give tourist and first timers a free one, sort of saying "welcome".

    Although if that's not your forte, there is more markets alone the street outside, as well as a supermarket and McDonalds.
     
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    I really wanna visit Fiji sometime soon ... some of the nicest and funniest people I've met in my life have been from there.
     
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    You won't be disappointed James :)
     
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    Just depends on what you want to see my friend, paradise or a real 3rd world country?

    Although the scenery may change, the people of course don't.
     

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