Fiji has secured the rights for a franchise rugby league team to play in the New South Wales Cup Competition in 2016.
Former Vodafone Fiji Bati captain Petero Civoniceva and Greg Browne were proud to announce the good news.
The Fiji team received endorsements from the New South Wales Rugby League Board, along with the Fiji National Rugby League and the Fiji Sports Council.
Civoniceva said that the aim is to provide an affordable and exciting atmosphere for all fans and professional opportunities for local players who will train full time in their training base in Suva.
Civoniceva said the franchise will provide a pathway and development programs from the junior grade through to the seniors.