Fiji Time: 1:09 PM on Monday 19 March

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

Skipper cleared

Rodney Duthie In Wellington
Saturday, February 08, 2014

FIJI captain Osea Kolinisau has been cleared of any serious injury but was ruled out of Fiji's games against France and Spain last night at the Wellington 7s.

Kolinisau, who injured his left foot in the 12-7 win over New Zealand, should be back running at Westpac Stadium today.

"He had an X-ray and was cleared. It's pretty sore but it's one of those injuries where you can wake up and he'll feel a lot better. So I'm pretty optimistic. We'll have to wait and see how he reacts tomorrow (today)," coach Ben Ryan said after the match against the Kiwis.

The line-up against France had Kolinisau missing.

"Osea was rested for the matches against France and Spain because of the injury," team manager Paula Biu said.

Kolinisau's absence did little to stop Fiji from beating France 26-5.

Samisoni Viriviri was up first as he cut through the French defence to confirm his status as the world series' leading try scorer.

Levani Botia then sliced two French defenders to give the side a 12-5 lead at the breather.

Benito Masilevu gave Fiji breathing space after the break, amid three substitutions. Viriviri then stepped on the gas, running on to an offload, for his 23rd try of the season.

Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.65010.6311
JPY 53.241250.2412
GBP 0.35510.3471
EUR 0.40440.3924
NZD 0.69430.6613
AUD 0.64630.6213
USD 0.49840.4814



Exchange Rate updated on 19th, March, 2018

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Police appeal to livestock owners
  2. 'Teach sons respect'
  3. Online safety
  4. Saneem clarifies counting process
  5. No desk for this girl
  6. Staff retention bid
  7. Teachers told to keep abreast of change
  8. Taps run dry after water main bursts
  9. 1854 dengue cases
  10. Low exports result of Winston, says Seruiratu

Top Stories this Week

  1. Sims' 100th game Thursday (15 Mar)
  2. Picking up the pieces Tuesday (13 Mar)
  3. Men urged to marry Thursday (15 Mar)
  4. 'Forced to go' Saturday (17 Mar)
  5. Baravilala's ode to Cessna victims Thursday (15 Mar)
  6. A star in the making Thursday (15 Mar)
  7. Where are our horses Sunday (18 Mar)
  8. Doctors speak out Sunday (18 Mar)
  9. 7s hunt Tuesday (13 Mar)
  10. Golden chance Tuesday (13 Mar)