SPORTS NEWS IN BRIEF
SUVA district reps are expected to feature for their clubs during the quarter-finals of the Suva Football Association local league competition tomorrow. Competition chairman Niranjan Prasad said the inclusion of Suva reps who returned from the Inter-District Championship would toughen the competition, which begins at 10am.
Change of venue
THE MH Red Rock 7s tournament will be played at the Suva Grammar School grounds. Initially, the organisers had scheduled the event at Albert Park. Red Rock coach Lote Rasiga said less than 24 teams would compete for the main prizemoney.
CRICKET Fiji has postponed today's Elite Player League (EPL) games because of adverse weather conditions. Cricket Fiji CEO Inoke Lesuma said the postponement would teams ample time to prepare. The Fiji Residents, Fiji Expats, Fiji Under-23 and Fiji U18 will compete in the league.
VETERAN powerlifter Sainimili Turner is ready to turn heads in today's national trials. The 60-year-old aims to lift above 450kg. She lifted 410kg during the previous trials. Turner's personal best is 465kg during the 2008 World Masters. The weigh-in starts at 9am, trials proper starts at 11am.
FIJI netball coach Unaisi Rokoura is expected to include new players in the Fiji Pearls team for the upcoming two Test matches against Malawi Queens next month in Suva. Rokoura will name the final 12-member squad to take on the African champions today following a trial at the International Secondary School courts in Nasinu.
TONIGHT, the English Premier League is live on FBC TV. And national soccer coach Carlos Buzzetti urges players and coaches to learn from English soccer. FBC TV will air the Liverpool and Newcastle match at 11.45pm followed by the Manchester United versus Southampton game at 2am.
FOURTY bowlers have been confirmed for today's Raj Charan National Singles Championship at the Suva Bowling Club. A new winner is expected to be crowned following the withdrawal of defending champion Eminoni Turgabeci because of injury. Players such as Daniel Lum On, Semesa Naiseruvati, Samuela Tui and Arun Kumar will be part of the event.