Sports News in Brief
Coffa in town
OCEANIA Weightlifting Institute director and coach Paul Coffa, will be in the country next month to conduct courses on the sport. Weightlifting Fiji official Chris Yee said this would be an opportune time for technical officials and coaches to refresh their knowledge. "He (Coffa) will be in Fiji on November 17 to conduct a technical officials and coaching course," Yee said.
Match on hold
THE Sam Super Pool sponsored two player-team snooker tournament that was to be played this weekend has been postponed. Southern Division Billiards and Snooker Association president Ravi Narayan said tournament was supposed to be the first team event of the year. "The postponement is due to the religious festival of Bakra Eid that will be celebrated on October 27 by all our Islam brothers," he said. The teams that will participate in the tournament will be made up of an experienced player and an upcoming player.
THE Fiji Rugby Union will conduct the IRB Level 2, 7s coaching clinic this week and next week. A statement from FRU said the clinic in Nadi would be held at the HPU gym from 4.30pm to 7.30pm on Thursday and Friday while the Suva clinic will be from 5pm to 7pm at the FRU boardroom on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday next week. "There are only limited seats and candidates with IRB Rugby Ready Certificates and those who also send in their Coaching CV's will be accepted," said the statement.
Seta in fine form
YASAWA lad Seta Tamanivalu scored a very important try for Taranaki side as they drew 27-27 with Canterbury in the final moments of their national provincial championship semi-finals on Saturday. That try took the game into extra-time where the hosts Canterbury ran away to a 51-27 win. The game was another good outing for Tamanivalu as he chases a Super Rugby contract in New Zealand. Tamanivalu attended Lelean Memorial School before heading to Auckland where he joined Saint Kenitgern College last year.
THE December clash between Fiji's Abhay Chand and Samoa's Pele Faumuina will be the third fight between the fighters. Lautoka's Chand had twice fought Faumuina and lost both on points. Pele is currently the Samoan middleweight champion and will be looking to keep his unbeaten run against Chand. Their last fight was at Nadi's Prince Charles Park in 2011. Promoter Abdul Khan says he expects both fighters to come with their best on the fight date.