Rugby

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."

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