The Fiji Rugby Union Trust, through its Interim Board of Trustees has approved the request by the players and management of the Fiji Water Flying Fijians to sing the national anthem in the iTaukei language prior to the Fiji vs France game on Sunday morning, after receiving the blessings of the Prime Minister, Sitiveni Rabuka.
Rabuka confirmed to the Flying Fijians that the Vosa Vakaviti version embodies the true spirit and deep meaning of the English version titled ‘Blessing Grant.’
The FRU Trust says the Fijian national anthem will be sung in the iTaukei language first and then in English.
The iTaukei version is titled ‘Meda Dau Doka’.
The FRU Trust Board says this will be the first time in the history of Fiji Rugby that the iTaukei version will be sung and form as part of the national anthem prior to kick-off of an international test.
The Flying Fijians will take on France at 7.05am this Sunday.
They will take on England at Twickenham Stadium at 2.15am next Sunday in their last test match before heading back to France for the Rugby World Cup.
The Flying Fijians' first RWC pool match will be against Wales at 7am Monday the 11th of September.
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