Silktails ready to fly as Lautoka to host ten rugby league games

Members of the Kaiviti Silktail rugby league train at Buckhurst Park in Suva. Picture: ELIKI NUKUTABU

THE Kaiviti Silktails will host all ten home games of the Ron Massey Cup (RMC) competition at Churchill Park in Lautoka.

On Wednesday, legendary Australian Kangaroos prop Petero Civoniceva and Lautoka City Council (LCC) chief executive officer Jone Nakauvadra officially announced Churchill Park as the home base for the Kaiviti Silktails which is a new franchise in the RMC.

Civoniceva who also captained the Fiji Bati at the Rugby League World Cup in 2013 said Churchill Park is synonymous with many sporting events.

He said they would be working with the schools and the community to provide them with great game day experience.

“The season draw has been released and we have ten exciting home games,” Civoniceva said.

“The fact that we are getting ten games to Lautoka is exciting for us as a new club in this competition. We are the first Fiji rugby league team playing in an Australian competition.

“So for everyone involved it is an exciting moment. I think for LCC they are excited of having a prospect of ten home games happening here in 2020 and it is something the community will get behind.

“What we want is to send the message out to the local community and also to all the sports fans in Fiji that this is the place to come to watch high quality games of rugby league.

“The fact is that we will have our Fijian team playing against the Australian clubs here throughout the year.”

The RMC is a semi-professional development level rugby league competition in New South Wales (NSW), Australia which is run jointly by the New South Wales Rugby League (NSWRL) and the Country Rugby League of New South Wales (CRL).

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