14 Jun 2011

Residents rugby league clash important for local development

10:19 am on 14 June 2011

The Fiji Rugby League coach, Joe Rabele, says this Friday's residents clash with Samoa will offer valuable game-time for his local players ahead of anticipated full internationals at the end of the year.

Both teams have picked locally based squads from their home competitions in Fiji and Samoa.

Joe Rabele says the match will help the local players in their development, especially as they prepare for the annual Battle of the Bati clash and a proposed test match against Papua New Guinea in October.