Fiji-born winger Peni Tagive has announced his retirement from rugby league despite being only 24-years old. He played only five games for the Sydney Roosters this season before suffering a serious hamstring injury in round 12 of the NRL. An article on the Herald Sun website stated Tagive decided to retire in order to undertake full-time university studies. "I want to thank everyone at the club for their support through the year and for supporting the decision I have made for my future, as I look ahead to life after footy," Tagive told heraldsun.com.au. "From the admin staff to the players and coaches, everyone's been really good to me and I'll still call the Roosters my family," he said. Tagive made his NRL debut for West Tigers in 2008. He also played for St George Illawarra in 2011.
THE Quality Rentals Navosa Netball Association will field three teams in the Fiji Bitter Veivatuloa Netball tournament that starts today in Navua. Sigatoka River Safari Navosa, True Blue Frendz Mixed I and Fijiana Builders Frendz Mixed II will feature in the tournament. Association official Judy Kumar said the association was looking to compete in more tournaments. "Our tour to Navua is possible thanks to transportation from Inter-Cities Buses and we look forward to participate in more tournaments," Kumar said. "We are looking at exposing our players to competitions from all areas and we will use it as a build-up for next year's competition."
THE Fiji Sun/GP Batteries National Football League premier division Viti Levu-Vanua Levu play-off will be played this weekend in Ba. Viti Levu winner Tailevu Naitasiri will face Vanua Levu winner Taveuni at the Fiji Football Association Academy Grounds on Saturday and Sunday. The under-21 national play offs will also be played this weekend. The winners of the three zones - Rewa, Ba and Labasa - will play before the Tailevu Naitasiri versus Taveuni match in Ba. The match will be played at 2pm today.
Up for grabs
TROPHIES and prizes will be at stake at the Nadroga Volleyball knockout tournament at Lawaqa Park tomorrow. This was revealed by Nadroga Volleyball Association president Litia Raiwalui said they wanted to start the season on a high note. She urged interested clubs from nearby villages to participate in the tournament and affiliated to the association. Raiwalu added they were anticipating a successful season this year. Games began at 8.30am tomorrow.
THE Tailevu Rugby Union will resume its club competition at Ratu Cakobau Park tomorrow. Last week, the games committee officials had to cancel the games after the heavy down pour of rain in Nausori. TRU official Jone Batiwale stated in an email that the competition would resume this weekend. The first game between Vunimono and Logani kicks off at 8.30am. Dravuni and Naqeledamu will play the final game at 1pm.