Nadroga Rugby and Lawaqa Park

Nadroga Rugby Union (NRU) has made a successful and successive defence in 2011 of the Digicel Cup and the premier Sullivan Fairbrother Trophy in Fiji Rugby Union (FRU).

Nadroga Rugby Union (NRU)

Nadroga Rugby Union (NRU)

Nadroga Rugby Union (NRU)

Nadroga is a famous sporting hub of the Fiji Islands.

The Nadroga rugby team currently holds the prestigious BSP Farebrother-Sullivan Cup (and the Digicel Cup).

The Farebrother-Sullivan Cup is the Holy Grail of Fiji rugby.

Fiji’s second largest sporting arena – Lawaqa Park, second only in size to the National Stadium, is located in the province’s capital of Sigatoka.

The Nadroga rugby team is the most successful and greatest provincial rugby team in Fiji rugby history, as of the [5] they have retained Fiji rugby’s premier trophy the Farebrother- Sullivan Cup for a record 81 times since the inception of the Farebrother-Sullivan challenge.

It held the Farebrother Sullivan Cup for a record 9 years in-a-row from 1971 to 1979.

The team known as the “Stallions” have also held the Fiji Rugby Union Cup (under various sponsorship names)a record 19 times.

Nadroga has contributed the highest number of rugby players to the Fiji National rugby 15s and 7s teams than any other team in Fiji rugby history. The team’s junior grade (U20 & U21) has equally been successful.

The Digicel Cup

Nadroga Rugby and Lawaqa Park

Nadroga Rugby union tackle

The Digicel Cup is the main FRU provincial competition  – a rugby competition between the 12 leading Provincial teams.

Every participating Province (apart from Macuata and Ovalau) also fields an Under 20 year old (U20) team.

The 12 provincial teams play on a round-robin basis with the top 4 teams playing in the semifinal/final series.

Digicel Cup Tables – 24 July, 2012

Digicel Cup Tables – 24 July, 2012

24 July, 2012


Team p w d l tf ta cf ca pnf pna df da ptf pta dif bt bl Pts
Tailevu 10 10 0 0 32 10 18 6 22 21 1 0 265 125 140 5 0 45
Nadroga 9 7 1 1 45 12 29 6 11 15 0 0 316 117 199 7 1 38

The Sullivan-Farebrother Series

The Farebrother” is an additional Provincial competition series and is by far Fiji rugby’s best-loved rugby competition.

The annual competition is run by the current cup holder, who is challenged one by one by the other Provincial teams.

All games are home matches for the cup holder.

Lawaqa Park

Lawaqa Park is located in the town of Sigatoka that stands on the mouth of the Sigatoka River, on the island of Viti Levu.

The stadium has the capacity of 12,000.

The stadium currently hosts rugby union matches as well as local football matches.

Lawaqa Park is a rugby union stadium owned and operated by The Fiji Sports Council in SigatokaFiji.

The stadium has a nominal capacity of 12,000 people. It currently hosts rugby union matches as well as local football matches.

The Fiji Sports Council

The Fiji Sports Council was established in 1978 by an ACT OF PARLIAMENT Chapter 271A. Act. No. 13  – as a body corporate of the Fiji Government.

The FSC Act stipulates that the functions of the Council shall be –

  • To foster and promote the development of amateur sport and recreation in Fiji
  • To foster support and undertake the provision of facilities for sport and recreation;
  • To promote the utilization of sporting and recreational facilities in Fiji;
  • To investigate developments in sport and recreation and disseminate knowledge and information about such developments
  • To advise the Minister on any matters relating to sport and recreation.


Nadroga Rugby Union (NRU)

Nadroga/Navosa Provincial Compound

P.O BOX 54

Talenavururu, Sigatoka



Phone 7611374 or 8456422