Fiji to host Samoa in Suva
July 13, 2015 12:06 am
The Vodafone Fiji Bati side will host Toa Samoa in Four Nations qualifier at the ANZ Stadium in Suva in October.
The Fiji Bati defeated Papua New Guinea in the Melanesian Cup earlier this year to set up the much-awaited clash.
Fiji National Rugby League Acting General Manager, Ilaitia Naqau says the home-crowd advantage will brighten the Bati side’s chances of winning and making their debut in the Four Nations tournament.
“We would like to have all of our Fiji Bati players to come and play in front of the Fiji crowd. It will also boost their morale and their chance to win. We have to win.”
The winner of this match, to be held on October 17th, will secure the final spot in the Four Nations tournament against New Zealand, Australia and Great Britain.
Meanwhile, talks are still underway to find a candidate for Fiji Bati coach, to replace former mentor, Rick Stone.