27 Mar 2007

Heavy rain in Fiji forces rugby union to relocate

11:40 am on 27 March 2007

The recent heavy rain in Nadi has forced the Fijian Rugby Union to relocate one of its local games in this weekend's first round of the IRB Pacific Rugby Cup.

This Saturday the Fiji Barbarians and the Tautahi Gold of Tonga were scheduled to play at Prince Charles Parki but the match will now be played at Churchill Park in Lautoka

Nadi experienced flash floods and the Park was under knee deep water which has seen the pitch covered with silt and left in an unplayable condition.

Last year's runner-up , the Fiji Warriors will travel to Nuku'alofa and face the Tau'uta Reds this Saturday afternoon.

The Fiji Barbarians will tackle Tonga's Tautahi Gold in Fiji

Defending champion Savai'i Samoa will face fellow locals Upolu Samoa at Apia Park this Sunday.