Gonetoga Rugby Team from Fiji arrives in Sydney for Rugby Sevens Tournament

Fijian rugby team arrives in Sydney. The 15 member strong Gonetoga rugby squad is all set to compete in the Rugby Sevens Tournament at the Fiji Day Sydney festival, against other pacific contenders. The team members are from the Rewa province which includes the capital city Suva, they are the first ever team from Rewa to participate in this tournament. The tournament will be held in Parramatta this weekend.
Being a part of the Fiji Day Sydney festival, last year the event drew in about 20,000 people, it is recognized as a major pacific community event.

Andrew Sheridan retires from rugby due to a damaged neck

Andrew Sheridan has to retire from rugby with immediate effect on medical grounds, at the age of 34, after doctors advised that his damaged neck can no longer take the strain.
The man who has been respected and feared to be England’s scrum destroyer-in-chief received the grim news in the last fortnight. He has won 40 caps Test for his country and two for Lions.
Andrew consulted a specialist to learn whether there was any hope that he might be able to carry on playing rugby but he was advised not to do so.