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The Pacific Games Council (PGC) has launched legal proceedings against the Tongan government following its decision to pull out of hosting the 2019 Pacific Games, while Fiji has said it is not interested in a new bidding process that has been launched.
A major plan has been revealed to tackle the issue of rugby union talent drain from the Pacific Islands through forming a Super Rugby franchise in Fiji.
A Fiji-based team will enter Australia’s National Rugby Championship (NRC) in 2017 through a World Rugby-backed initiative that has been branded a major milestone for the growth of the sport in the Pacific Islands nation.
Golf’s Fiji International tournament is set to be given a boost in prominence this year after a co-sanctioning agreement was reached between the PGA Tour of Australasia and the European Tour.
The International Surfing Association (ISA) has awarded hosting rights to its World StandUp Paddle (SUP) and Paddleboard Championship to Fiji in its latest effort to enhance the sport’s global profile.
New Zealand Super Rugby franchise the Waikato Chiefs will continue the rugby union competition’s overseas expansion by taking a regular season game to Fiji in July.
The Fiji Rugby Union, the country’s governing body of rugby union, has pledged to resolve administration issues that have led to a suspension in central financial support from the International Rugby Board (IRB), the sport’s global governing body.