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Sport Cronulla Sharks go after the next Semi Radradra with Kaiviti Silktails partnership

04:16  27 november  2019
04:16  27 november  2019 Source:   sportingnews.com

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a crowd of people watching a football game© Provided by Sporting News

Cronulla have given themselves the inside track to nab the next Fijian flyer by joining forces with the Kaiviti Silktails in the Ron Massey Cup.

The third tier footy competition will host the Silktails in 2020, with the Sharks providing access to elite-level coaching, training facilities and support services.

Kaiviti means someone from Fiji while the Silktails are a bird native to the country.

The Silktails’ pitch to join the Ron Massey Cup – and, eventually, Canterbury Cup – has been supported by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), providing a funding deal for the next four years and has also backed a move to play NRL pre-season trial matches in the Pacific for the next three years.

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The Kaiviti Silktails are a semi -professional rugby league football club based in Fiji. They were formed in 2019 and were announced to compete their first season in the third tier 2020 Ron Massey Cup and

Eels winger Semi Radradra opened the scoring after four minutes when he latched on to a bullet-like pass from Hayne but the Sharks hit back The Sharks were much improved in the second period despite Hopoate's try for the Eels just after the restart. Graham appeared to have scored his second

According to team ambassador Petero Civoniceva, the players will live in Nadi during pre-season to get familiar with elite systems and processes.

“The players have the natural talent to succeed, it will be how they apply themselves to a new training regime that will prepare them to take the next step,” Civoniceva told the Silktails’ website.

“The Ron Massey Cup is our focus right now and coach Brandon Costin will have them prepared.”

In October, before the PM’s XIII match, the agreement with Fiji National Rugby League was signed, with Cronulla’s involvement announced Wednesday at a press conference.

The Silktails aren't without a template, with the PNG Hunters - and the progression of Storm centre Justin Olam from fringe Inrust Super Cup player to NRL regular - proving how a team in the elite NRL pathways can pay dividends.

"Everyone sees what that change has done for rugby league in PNG, to play that Hunters side in the Q-Cup," Fiji and Penrith second-rower Viliame Kikau said.

"Back home, everything is rugby union.

"Fiji Rugby League is working hard to make rugby league big in Fiji as well.

"Getting that into Ron Massey will be massive for us."

While details are still emerging over how the partnership will play out, Cronulla's logo will appear on the Kaviti home and away strip

a close up of a horse: Silktails jerseys© Provided by Sporting News Silktails jerseys

Fiji is an emerging powerhouse on the international stage, with the Bati's 44-18 Oceania Cup victory over Samoa earlier this month underlining their rise up the international rankings to currently sit fifth -ahead of Samoa and PNG.

Western Suburbs Magpies will not be participating in the RMC in 2020, though will field a Canterbury Cup side.

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