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AFRL bars to bati program

The concept of the Australian Fijian Rugby League team is part of our vision for the future long term development of the code in Australia and is designed to benefit players of Fijian heritage currently playing or wishing to play Rugby League and residing in Australia.

The AFRL is here to help promote and foster the Fijian rugby league players that currently play rugby league throughout Australia. In addition we also identify talent and offer players from Fiji the opportunity to come and further their careers here in Australia and abroad.

As part of this process a thorough database has been compiled to identify as many players of Fijian heritage as possible, with a view of these players developing along a pathway which will hopefully lead from club side, to Australian Fijians, to full Fiji Bati (national side) status.

As the side is still very much in its infancy, the selectors and coaching staff of the Australian Fijian side have made a decision to promote young players, with a view of these players representing the Fiji Bati in time for the World Cup in 2013.