Watch Fiji vs United States Live Streaming 2014 End Of Year Autumn International Live Online.This Rugby Union match will be kick off at Stade de la Rabine Stadium in Vannes, France, Saturday 21 November 2014 online, Time 19:00 CET (UTC+1) and its broadcast on Fox Sports,Online Channels,Sky Sports.
The Fiji national rugby union team is a member of the Pacific Islands Rugby Alliance (PIRA) formerly along with Samoa and Tonga. In 2009, Samoa announced their departure from the Pacific Islands Rugby Alliance, leaving just Fiji and Tonga. Fiji are ranked tenth in the world by the IRB as of 16 June 2014. Despite this low rating, in the 2007 Rugby World Cup Fiji defeated Wales 38–34 to claim a quarter final spot (theoretically placing them in the top 8 teams in the world) and proceeded to give eventual winners South Africa a scare eventually going down 37–20.
Fiji is one of the few countries where rugby union is the main sport. There are approximately 80,000 registered players from a total population of around 950,000. One of the problems for Fiji is simply getting their players to play for the country as many have contracts in Europe or with Super Rugby teams where the money is far more rewarding. The repatriated salaries of its overseas stars have become an important part of some local economies. In addition a significant number of players eligible to play for Fiji end up representing Australia or New Zealand; two notable examples are the Fiji-born, but New Zealand-raised, cousins and All Blacks Joe Rokocoko and Sitiveni Sivivatu and Wallabies Wing Lote Tuqiri. Fiji has won the most Pacific Tri-Nations Championships of the three participating teams. The cibi (pronounced [ˈðimbi]) war dance is performed by the Fiji rugby team before each Test match. It has been used on the rugby field since 1939, though its origins date back to the country’s warring times with its Pacific neighbours.
USA Rugby is the national governing body for the sport of rugby union in the United States. USA Rugby states its role as “the national governing body charged with achieving and maintaining high levels of quality in all aspects of rugby.”USA Rugby is responsible for the promotion and development of the sport in the US and promotion of US international participation.USA Rugby is a member of the International Rugby Board (IRB) and a member of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC).
USA Rugby has over 115,000 members, the largest segment being college rugby with over 32,000 members.USA Rugby oversees 1,200 high school teams, 900 college teams, 700 senior club teams, and 400 youth teams.USA Rugby administers all United States national teams: senior men’s and women’s teams, sevens teams for both men and women, and under-20 national teams for both sexes. The organization also sponsors college rugby for both sexes, although since the 2010–11 academic year the NCAA has designated women’s rugby an emerging varsity sport. Rugby Super League is organized and sanctioned by USA Rugby as the Premier Level of Men’s Club competition in the USA.
Rugby union in the United States is divided into Geographical Unions: Capital, Carolinas, Empire, Eastern Penn, Florida, Mid-America, New England, Northern California, Pacific Northwest, Southern California, Texas and True South.The headquarters for USA Rugby are now located in Boulder, Colorado.