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Team set for finals

Ratu Kadavulevu School will face Nasinu Secondary School in the final of the Vodafone Fiji Secondary Schools Rugby League under-19 next week. This is after RKS defeated Western giant Ba Provincial Free Bird Institute 25-8...

Silktails record first Ron Massey Cup win

The Kaiviti Silktails have started to adjust to the Ron Massey Cup competition after a huge win in Sydney, Australia yesterday. The Wes Naiqama-coached team recorded a 36-16 over Glebe Dirty Reds. “We record our first win of the season as the boys ran in six tries in front of our home fans,” a statement...

Namosi hits the right note

Namosi began their 2021 Skipper Provincial Cup campaign on the right note with a hard earned 19-13 win over Tailevu at the Nakelo District School ground yesterday. Despite conceding a loss Tailevu coach Seremaia Bai said it was yet early days for the team. “I’ve spent five days with them and we took Namosi to...

Jetsetters retain title

Nadi successfully defended the Inkk Farebrother Sullivan Trophy challenge after defeating Rewa 25-15 in the Skipper Cup double-header at Prince Charles Park yesterday. Victory wasn’t easy for the Jetsetters as the Delta Tigers gave them a tough challenge especially after taking a surprise lead in the opening moments of the second spell. The Jetsetters led...

DPL: Lautoka beats Suva

  LAUTOKA defeated Suva 1-0 in the Digicel Premier League at Churchill Park this afternoon. Sairusi Nalaubu scored in the winner for the Blues in the 37th minute. With this result, Lautoka now leads the DPL points table with 10 points after five matches followed by Rewa and Nadi on eight points, Ba, Suva and...

DPL: Rewa beats Nadroga

Rewa has defeated Nadroga 3-nil in the Digicel Premier League. Anish scored the opener in the first spell. Rewa led 1-nil at the break. The Delta Tigers added another two goals in the second spell. Samuela Nabenia scored another in the second spell while Khem grabbed his second from the penalty spot.  

DPL: Rewa leads Nadroga at halftime

The Rewa football side leads Nadroga 1-nil at halftime in the Digicel Premier League. Anish Khem scored the lone goal in the first spell.

Lewis Clareburt breaks another NZ record with 200m individual medley win

Wellington swimmer Lewis Clareburt has ended the New Zealand Swimming Championships on a high, smashing a third new national record, and swimming a second Olympic qualifying time. After earlier in the week breaking the men’s 400-metre individual medley mark (which he had already qualified for the Tokyo Games in), and also remarkably beating the country’s...

NZ Football not giving up on Indiah-Paige Riley despite her Matildas selection

Football Ferns coach Tom Sermanni is refusing to give up on highly-rated prospect Indiah-Paige Riley representing New Zealand on the international stage, despite the fact she has been selected by Australia. The Fortuna Hjørring forward was born in Auckland but grew up in Queensland and is eligible to represent both countries, who will host the...

Kyle Jamieson makes winning start to IPL career against Trent Boult’s defending champs

Indian Premier League rookie Kyle Jamieson made a winning start in a star-studded Royal Challengers Bangalore on opening night in Chennai. The Black Caps allrounder, who fetched a mammoth $2.85 million at the player auction, snared a wicket then had to sacrifice himself with the bat as team-mate AB de Villiers guided RCB to a...

Super Rugby: Crusaders take long hard look at themselves ahead of Hurricanes clash

These are the weeks coaches earn their coin. Scott Robertson hasn’t had too many of them either – eight to be exact – since he took over as Crusaders head coach in 2017. Losses sure are foreign territory, particularly comprehensive ones, as last week’s record 33-12 pasting at the hands of the embattled Highlanders was....

Late goals hurt Manchester City, boost Liverpool in English Premier League

One stoppage-time goal slowed Manchester City’s march to the Premier League title. Another ignited Liverpool’s push for the Champions League qualification positions. A day of dramatic finishes in the English Premier League on Sunday (NZ time) began with City losing 2-1 to 10-man Leeds, and ended with Liverpool snatching a 2-1 win over Aston Villa....

Super Rugby: Highlanders, Chiefs say blame players and not refs for stop-start spectacle

Coaches Tony Brown and Clayton McMillan and senior pros James Lentjes and Angus Ta’avao have unequivocally put the blame for Saturday’s disjointed Highlanders-Chiefs game on the players. Although the contest had plenty of drama as Damian McKenzie landed a golden-point penalty to secure a crucial 26-23 win for the Chiefs, it was far from pretty...

10th April

Farebrother Trophy: Nadi beats Rewa to retain trophy

Nadi retained the Inkk Farebrother Trophy after defeating Rewa 25-15 in the Skipper Cup double header at Prince Charles Park this afternoon. The Jetsetters led 8-3 at half time. Sivaniolo Lumelume scored a try and Sela Toga kicked a penalty for Nadi while Apenisa Deve landed the lone penalty for the Delta Tigers in the...

Skipper Cup: Namosi edge Tailevu to register first win

Namosi lock forward Eparama Luvata scored the lone try of the second half to secure a 19-13 first round win over Tailevu today. Namosi’s 12-10 lead at the break was short-lived as Tailevu fullback Maika Baleinaloto nailed a penalty to gain a one point lead. Luvata scored on the 65th minute mark with reserve Flyhalf...

Skipper Cup: Namosi leads Tailevu at half-time

Namosi leads Tailevu 12-10 at half-time in the opening round of the Skipper Provincial Cup at Nakelo District School. Namosi scored two tries through hooker Seru Cakobau and outside centre Meli Nakarawa with flyhalf Joseva Vunisa adding one conversion. Tailevu winger Viliame Kanatabua scored the sides lone try of the first half with fullback Maika...

Nasinu beats Cross Over rugby

Nasinu Rugby Club notched a second win of the season beating Cross Over rugby 13-0 during the Digicel Koroturaga Championship round of games at Nasova ground today. Nasinu led at half-time 3-0 with a penalty from Taniela Waqa. Two more tries from wing Isimeli Rokodreu and Viliame Talili were enough to seal the deal. Nasinu...

Suva warriors win

Suva Cricket Association general secretary Sevuloni Baba said the climax of an all Suva final was testament to the good work the association was doing especially after going through a rebuilding phase. “After a trying year the association was marred by COVID-19, but we are thankful to have come this far and know the future...

Khan coaches Moana Pasifika team

Former All Blacks sevens player Rocky Khan, who has paternal links to Fiji and Rotuma has surfaced on to the rugby pitch again. This time, the first Fijian of Indian descent to represent New Zealand in 7s rugby, is the co-coach of the Moana Pasifika women’s team that is playing in this weekend’s Takiwhitu Tuturu...

Skipper Cup: Katonibau eager to learn

Northland coach Aisake Katonibau is eager to learn when he takes on Ilaitia Tuisese’s Naitasiri today in their Skipper Provincial Cup opener at Gatland Park in Korovou today. “Tuisese is a tactician,” Katonibau said. “He is one of the best in the game, and it will be tough to square shoulders with him.” Katonibau said...

Skipper Cup: Suva ready for Nadro

Skipper Provincial Cup defending champion Suva will look to start round one on a high note but are aware it is easier said than done, especially with Nadroga first up today. “Nadroga’s reputation speaks for itself and have always been one of the top teams in provincial rugby,” said team captain James Brown. “And we...

Farebrother Challenge: Boost for Rewa

Fiji Rugby Union chief executive officer John O’Connor believes the new Inkk Farebrother Sullivan Trophy will add weight to Rewa’s campaign as they look to unseat the current holders in the anticipated double-header today. “We hope the new trophy will inspire Rewa,” O’Connor said. “The old Farebrother Trophy worn through the years has been replaced...

9th April

Farebrother Challenge: Nadi set to defend title

Farebrother Trophy holder Nadi is ready to do its talking on the paddock when the team takes on the challenge of Rewa in their anticipated double-header and first round of Skipper Cup match tomorrow. “History will tell you when Nadi meets Rewa there is always fireworks, and we expect this round to be no different,”...

Skipper Cup: Provincial rugby teams ready to rumble

The stage is set for another rugby season where Fiji’s top eight provinces will battle for the bragging rights to be the 2021 Skipper Provincial Cup champion. After a trying 2020 competition, Fiji Rugby Union chief executive officer John O’Connor said they looked forward to the 17 weeks of non-stop action ahead. “It starts this...

Skipper Cup: Tailevu braces for Namosi

TAILEVU rugby team head coach Seremaia Bai said taking on former Farebrother-Sullivan Trophy champion Namosi this weekend would be a challenge. He said his side had the advantage because they would host the Skipper Cup encounter. “It will be tough, but once they cross the Rewa Bridge, they will be in our territory,” Bai said....

Skipper Cup: Suva eyes Nadroga

WITH many young guns expected to feature for the defending champion, Suva team manager Nemani Tuifagalele said there would be fireworks when they host Nadroga in their Skipper Cup opener tomorrow at the ANZ Stadium. “It is a new look side with some new faces coming to the forefront to represent Suva,” Tuifagalele said. “It...

Injury forces Silktails to reshuffle attack

INJURY has forced Kaiviti Silktails to reshuffle. Head coach Wes Naiqama said a shoulder injury to fullback Ratu Jilivecevece had made him change his attacking plan for the round five clash with Glebe Dirty Reds at Mascot Oval on Saturday. Jilivecevece could be sidelined for a month after injuring his shoulder in the 30-26 loss...

New direction for Lautoka rugby

LAUTOKA Rugby Union is on revival mode to recapture lost glory in Fijian major union competitions. The union has overhauled its operations starting from the top right down to the players. In a twist of rugby leadership in Fiji, a top corporate executive in the Sugar City, former Fiji squash champion and former Lautoka Football...

Levuka event a success

ORGANISERS of the 2021 Bumble Bee 5km Levuka Fun Run/ Walk for Life event say it was an overwhelming success. The one-day event last Saturday was organised by the Ovalau Events Management committee with about 175 participants taking part. Organisers say the age of these participants range from two to 64 years old. Prizes were...

‘Bula Brothers’ on the move

A GROUP of Fijian workers who left to be part of the Pacific Labour Scheme in Tamworth, New South Wales have been making headlines on the rugby fields. The group left Fiji to work in fruit fields and in the afternoon these workers play touch rugby, They formed a rugby team and practised Mondays and...

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