The Fijian Rugby Union have announced that the Flying Fijians are on the verge of joining the Six Nations in a competition set to kick off in November as well as a team joining Super Rugby.
The news was confirmed in a press release confirming the departure of controversial administrator Francis Kean.
In a statement confirming the departure of Francis Kean, Fiji Rugby Union CEO John O’Connor said:
“We are on the verge of joining the Six Nations Rugby Competition and have Super Rugby New Zealand and Australia knocking on our doors, great opportunities for Fiji Rugby which we could only dream of in the past.”
On Wednesday, World Rugby outlined a plan to complete this year's suspended Six Nations in October, then have the competition regulars and "invited teams hosted in Europe" play from November 14 to December 5.
World Rugby did not name the invited teams but Fiji, which has a host of players already in Europe signed with top clubs, appears a likely candidate.
The Fijian Drua has been playing in Australia's Nation Rugby Championship in recent years and both Australia and New Zealand have expressed interest in inviting a Pacific Island side into a rebooted Super Rugby.