ARU wants to play a Test in Fiji

2016-10-14 16:30
Bill Pulver ((Getty)

Cape Town - Australian Rugby CEO Bill Pulver says playing a Wallabies Test in Fiji is a debt Australia owes the Pacific Island nation.

The Wallabies have a handful of Fijian-born players in their Test side and Pulver said the country had plenty to thank their neighbours for.

New Zealand took a Test to Samoa in recent years, a move that paid off spectacularly, and Pulver said scheduling would be the only barrier.

"We would love to take a Wallaby Test to Fiji," Pulver told the Australian Rugby website.

"Frankly, that's a debt that we owe to Fiji, which is crystal clear in my mind.

"The great challenge is the international match calendar. We, this year, will have our Wallabies play 15 Test matches and we quite simply can't squeeze any more juice out of that orange.

"So, we need to look long-term at the opportunity to do that...We've just got to find a way to do that in the international calendar to fit it in."

Read more on:    aru  |  rugby

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Sport Talk

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Springbok coach Allister Coetzee remains defiant, saying he won't resign despite a shambolic two years at the helm. Your thoughts?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.