IIikena Vudogo

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  1. Walter sobchak

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    Apparently the next big thing out of Fiji has just signed for the Brisbane Broncos. Let’s hope if he makes it in league he sticks around in the game for a few years and with Fiji preferably.

    Don’t want to see him pulling on a maroons jersey or kangaroo jersey. We need a strong Fiji who are the forgotten men of international RL after beating NZ.
     
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    He wouldn’t be eligible for Queensland.
     
  3. Walter sobchak

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    Good. That’s one less temptation. Just got to worry about the kangaroos then.
     
  4. Walter sobchak

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    Incidentally makes you wonder why more NRL teams don’t raid more players from the Fijian u20’s and 7’s teams,
     
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    The Kangaroos are a different kettle of fish.
     
  6. Walter sobchak

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    3 year residency?
     
  7. Walter sobchak

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    Anybody know what became of that Fijian 7’s player that Canberra signed last year?

    Think he was playing in the local Canberra league to get upto speed with RL last I heard.
     
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    Western Force signed him - by all reports went very well this year. Probably should have been given a pre-season, not come half way through the season.
     
  9. Walter sobchak

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    Was he let go or did he want to move on?
     
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    It's 5 years now,got changed last year
     
  11. Walter sobchak

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    That’s good to hear.
     
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    New Oceania Championship should help go part of the way of keeping these players loyal to the Bati, especially if Fiji earn promotion to Division 1 and have the opportunity to play the likes of the Kangaroos and Kiwis.

    Hopefully over that time there will also be some additional incentives for players to declare their allegiance to Tier 2 nations
     
  13. Walter sobchak

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    What’s the Oceania championship?
     
  14. Walter sobchak

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    Can anybody give a list of all the Fijian born players signed upto NRL clubs and Queensland&NSW cup teams??

    Just also read that the warriors have also signed some Fijian schoolboy from Union too.
     
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    Here is a list of current eligible players, not sure which ones are born in Fiji

    Fullbacks
    Jarryd Hayne Parramatta Eels NRL
    Kevin Naiqama St Helens ESL

    Wingers
    Marcelo Montoya Canterbury Bulldogs NRL
    Akuila Uate Huddesfield Giants ESL
    Suliasi Vunivalu Melbourne Storm NRL
    Mikaele Ravalawa St George Illawarra Dragons NSW cup
    Tyrone Phillips Penrith Panthers NRL
    Maiko Sivo Parramatta Eels NSW cup

    Centres
    Waqa Blake Penrith Panthers NRL
    Brayden Wiliame Catalan Dragons ESL
    Pio Seci Ipswich Jets QLD cup
    Ilikena Vodogo Brisbane Broncos U/20
    Taane Milne NZ Warriors NRL
    Ratu Kadavulevu Parramatta Eels U/20

    Halves
    Sitiveni Moceidreke Canberra Raiders NSW cup
    Henry Raiwalui Mounties Ron Massey
    Brandon Wakeham Canterbury Bulldogs

    Hookers

    Apisai Koroisau Manly Sea Eagles NRL
    Joe Lovodua St George Illawarra Dragons NSW Cup

    Front Rowers
    Kane Evans Parramatta Eels NRL
    Ben Nakubuwai Salford ESL
    Junior Roqica Newcastle Knights NSW cup
    Jacob Saifiti Newcastle Knights NRL
    Daniel Saifiti Newcastle Knights NRL
    Ashton Sims Toronto Wolfpack Championship
    Tui Kamikamica Melbourne Storm NRL
    Regan Campbell-Gillard Penrith Panthers NRL
    Pio Sokobalavu St George Illawarra Dragons NSW cup
    Joseph Ratuvakacereivalu Wests Tigers NSW Cup

    Backrow
    Salesi Junior Fainga'a Parramatta Eels NSW Cup
    Viliame Kikau Penrith Panthers NRL
    Korbin Sims St George Illawarra Dragons NRL
    Tariq Sims St George Illawarra Dragons NRL
    Jayson Bukuya Cronulla Sharks NRL
    John Sutton South Sydney Rabbits NRL
    King Vuniyayawa NZ Warriors NSW Cup
     
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    That’s a pretty impressive list. There’s also a youngster from union that the warriors have signed and vudogo himself.

    You’d expect that list to grow and grow each year. Especially with the Fijian side in the NSW cup.
     
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    Fijian side won't be playing NSW Cup this year.
     
  18. Walter sobchak

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    That’s very disappointing. I thought everything was sorted out for the Fijian franchise??
     
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    I think they had issues proving their finances in time.
     
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    https://www.nrl.com/news/2018/11/11/rlif-confirms-nines-world-cup-oceania-cup-in-2019/

    New regional comp played for by NZ, Aus, Tonga, Samoa, Fiji & PNG. It is being held in 2019 and 2020 then every two years after that (2022, 2024 etc). It is split into two divisions:

    Div 1: Aus, NZ, Tonga
    Div 2: Samoa, Fiji, PNG

    It is assumed that there will be P&R between the two divisions. Australia may or may not play in the 2020 version due to the Kangaroo tour but I think they will play their two matches before they head off to the U.K.
     

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