Nauru rugby union

Nauru’s Dr Kieren Keke elected to Oceania Rugby board

The election was held at the Annual General Meeting in Fiji today (Wednesday).

Dr Keke was nominated for the post of President as well as Executive Member.

Nauru Rugby Union became a full member of Oceania Rugby in 2016.

Under Dr Keke’s leadership, NRU has made significant progress.

In 2017, he was recognised by other members and put in the Competition committee where he has been driving and enforcing more 15s test matches for Tier 3 nations like Nauru, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea, Solomon, Cook Islands and others.

Nauru Rugby Union to hold Men’s 7s tournament

The event will be known as the Easter Independence 7s Cup.

The rugby union says it will be working with the first six teams to register whereby the teams will be divided into Two Pools of 3 if numbers of registration permits.

In case there are more than 6 teams the organisers will be flexible and adjust another draw.

The teams will compete for trophies and cash prizes.

Interested teams must register no later than Thursday, 22 March.

The draws for the tournament will take place on Friday.

 

More teams expected for Nauru rugby women’s sevens 2nd tag tournament

The Secretary of Nauru Rugby Union, Unique Harris says team ​ registration is open to all, with the option of registering a full team, or an individual player being registered in an existing team.​

The Dream Team, TMA, YOK, T-Girls and Anibare Girls competed in the first tournament last month and they are expected to return for the second one.

Harris says at the end of the one-day tournament, Nauru Rugby Union received many positive feedback from the players and from the spectators on the day.

Oceania GIR Coordinator due to visit Nauru

President Baron Waqa and his Government have reportedly given their full backing for Uluinakauvadra to meet with the Education Department, various Schools, Principals and Teachers to introduce the “Get Into Rugby” programme to schools and how it can enhance what the schools already do.

The programme is active globally and a major part of it is being delivered through schools.