“The "Fijian Flying"
“The "Fijian Flying" are undoubtedly one of the best rugby national teams. This can be considered as a great achievement regarding to a population estimated at 850,000 inhabitants, and 80,000 of whome are registered players.
The Fiji team played its first international test match against the Samoa team in 1924. The game was played at seven in the morning to allow the Samoans to complete their day's work after the game... The Fijians, barefoot and wearing a black jersey, won their first game.
It was in 1926 during a tour of Tongas Island that Fijians first donned their famous white jersey with an embroidered palm tree on the chest. This first match in white was lost, but the honour was safe because among the 3 matches, there was a defeat, a victory and a draw. Proudly made in France in a traditional way.