Tuqiri and Samo to host rugby activities across Fiji for Vuvale week

Tuqiri and Samo to host rugby activities across Fiji for Vuvale week

By Alipate Narawa
Monday 29/05/2023
[Photo: Supplied]

Fijian Rugby legends and former Wallabies Lote Tuqiri and Radike Samo will join Queensland Reds’ Joana Rabaka and Isaac Henry alongside FRU staff to host Rugby activities in several schools and villages across Fiji,

They will also be visiting schools in the north that the Australian Government is supporting with reconstructions following damages left by Tropical Cyclones YASA and ANA.

Fiji Rugby Union and Rugby Australia are pleased to announce Vuvale Week’ from today till Friday, a celebration of the great Rugby bond that unites Australia and Fiji.

It will be a week-long program culminating in a free family fun afternoon event this Friday at Albert Park with music, bouncy castles, and entertainment.

There will also be Rugby sessions for children and appearances from Fijian Drua and Queensland Reds players.

FRU Chairperson Peter Mazey says Vuvale Week promises to be an extraordinary experience as they look forward to celebrating the fantastic sporting bonds between Fiji and Australia and giving children across Fiji an opportunity to meet their Rugby heroes from Australia and Fiji.

Rugby Australia Executive, Anthony French adds that Australia and Fiji’s Rugby rivalry doesn’t just build mutual respect and pride; it brings the nations together through shared goals, heroes, and achievements.

Vuvale Week is being supported by the Australian Government’s PacificAus Sports program.

PacificAus Sports creates ongoing opportunities for Australian and Fijian athletes, coaches, and sports administrators to train, play and grow together.

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