17 Jan 2018

Sport: Fiji rugby to make a bid for a Sevens leg

5:49 pm on 17 January 2018

The Fiji Rugby Union has confirmed it will make a bid next month to hold a leg of the World Rugby Sevens Series.

Fiji sevens legend Waisale Serevi.

Fiji sevens legend Waisale Serevi. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

It's kicking off the official tender process with a campaign to get locals to support the bid.

Fiji media report the FRU has received tender documents containing strict criteria which need to be met including the need to get the support of the people of Fiji.

FRU Chief Executive John O'Connor said he is confident the union will be able to meet them.

The 'Fiji for 7s' task team includes the former Argentina Rugby Union CEO Greg Peters.

Fiji is bidding for a four-year contract starting in the 2019--2020 season.

A six week campaign to win local support for the bid featuring Fiji rugby legend Waisale Serevi begins tomorrow.

Those signing up have a chance to win a trip to the Hong Kong Sevens.

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