French club sets-up Fijian Rugby Academy
French Top 14 rugby club Brive will set up a rugby academy at Ratu Navula College.
The announcement was made yesterday after the club had secured the official approval from local authorities.
Brive rugby coach Nicholas Godignon says the academy, which will be opened in February next year, will see students exposed to elite training programs as well as learn the French language and culture.
“We want to create some educated, rugby players. We want to provide many ways to develop the ways to become a professional player in a professional environment. But we also want to develop education too as well as the French culture.”
Godignon says Ratu Navula College as the location for their academy after earlier scouting schools in the country.
Brive currently has four Fijian players within its ranks; Sisa Koyamaibole, Dominiko Waqaniburotu, Malakai Radikedike and former national 7s rep Benito Masilevu. [read...] http://www.fbc.com.fj/sports/21399/french-club-sets-up-fijian-rugby-academy