The executive director of Fiji Drua, Brian Thorburn, admitted that the new team of Super Rugby will sign players who are not chosen to play for Fiji, as published by the island medium Fiji Times. Before the lack of options in some positions, the CEO of the franchise stated that will look for variants abroad.
Fiji Drua is the brand new franchise that will participate in the next Super Rugby in 2022 with Moana Pacifika, who will be based in New Zealand. The islanders have not yet determined where the team’s bunker will be and some media have already dared to risk, on the other side of the world, that it could be in Australia.
“There is a possibility that we will try to recruit a very small number of non-Fijian players in the first year or two, but only to fill positions where we don’t have the proper depth of Fijian players. “ Executive Director Brian Thorburn said.
“Our intention is to recruit only players who are already limited to Fiji, or who are eligible to play for Fiji. Because our license was granted so late, my expectation at this point is that there could be one or two of those players in the first year.But the vast majority of our 37-man squad will be made up of players from the Fiji national team, either immediately or in the future, “Thorburn concluded.