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Fijian ruggers show interest in new championship

August 14, 2014 5:05 am

A number of Fijian players will be taking the new Australian National Rugby Championships by storm this season.

Due to start next week, the first ever competition will feature some big names, who will play even bigger roles for their teams.

Leading the pack is Chris Kuridrani, the younger brother of Flying Fijians and Crusaders star, Nemani Nadolo, and will play for Brisbane City.

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Samu Kerevi is also with City, while Kirwan Sanday is with the Brisbane Country.

Canberra Vikings have Henry Speight and Mitch Wade, while Waratah Taqele Naiyaravoro is with the Greater Sydney Rams.

The Rams also have Tevita Kuridrani and Ben Volavola, while Sefanaia Naivalu will feature for Melbourne Rising.

Sireli Tagicakibau named for the Sydney-based, North Harbour Rays and Solomone Rasolea will play for the Perth Spirit.

The competition is like the Curry Cup in South Africa and the ITM Cup in New Zealand and offers a third tier between club and Super 15 level for current and emerging talented rugby players.

The competition runs for 11 weeks from August 21 to early November.

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