10 May 2013

Sport: Fiji Rugby League keen to be involved in future Pacific Tests

10:42 am on 10 May 2013

The Fiji rugby league coach Rick Stone says they would love to be involved in any future Pacific Test matches, following the success of last month's Tonga Samoa clash.

The Newcastle Knights assistant says the one-off Test in Penrith was a great advertisement for Pacific rugby league nations with the quality and passion on display.

Fiji haven't got any official test matches lined-up prior to the start of the World Cup in October but Rick Stone says his players will be keeping busy.

"We might be able to squeeze a couple of warm-up game in before the World Cup. I know Fiji will play a couple of games against PNG and possibly even Tonga in a residents sort of status some time in the next couple of months. Our residents players will get some footy, obviously the NRL players and the players in competitions in Australia, be it New South Wales Cup or NYC, will definitely be playing hard and won't get too many breaks before the end of the season. As soon as the grand final finishes our preparations will amp right up."