THE Namosi Rugby Union club competition will resume after the promotion-relegation match between Namosi and Rewa. A Namosi official said all club competition would resume after the match against Rewa.
SERUA Rugby Union champions Navulivatu is preparing for its fourth defence of the Vunivalu Tanoa Challenge against Veiyasana tomorrow at Thomson Park in Navua. Navulivatu won the challenge from Waidradra. The match serves as a double header as the winner proceeds to the club games semi-finals next week.
NATIONAL sevens coach Alifereti Dere has revealed his preparation plans the first leg of the 2012/2013 HSBC Sevens World Series. The former national sevens captain said three teams would be selected and march into camp over the next four weeks. "After the fitness test, there will be a four-week camp. The first two weeks will be three days long and second two weeks will be 10 days straight," he said.
THE finals of the Naitasiri Rugby Union club competition will go ahead as scheduled despite the recent adverse weather conditions. In the first final, Vunikoro faces Kasavu for the Rosakuwai Shield. Army Naitasiri and Kecisemani play for the Bainimarama Shield.
TAHITI is the best ranked Pacific Island nation, according to the latest FIFA rankings. The 2012 World Cup Qualifiers winner climbed 17 places to claim 119th ranking. Fiji's ranking of 155 remained unchanged. New Caledonia climbed 13 places to be placed on 128 while Solomon Islands go three places up on 153. New Zealand's ranking of 95 remained unchanged while Australia has dropped a place to 25. Spain remains the top football nation while Turks and Caicos Islands are at the tailend of the rankings on 206.
FIJI Rugby Union has waived entry for Iliesa Delana in all its sanctioned matches as a gesture to honour his achievement at the Paralympic Games in London. Delana won the region's first gold medal in the T42 men's high jump event on Tuesday. FRU chief executive Manasa Baravilala said Delana's achievement should serve as an inspiration to all. "Delana's performance is a clear indication that, no matter the obstacles, even we, as tiny as we are as an island nation, still have the people and the talent to make a statement and be recognised for our achievements," Baravilala told fru.com.