Rugby League

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...

9th April

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...

NRL bans Parramatta Eels fan from all games in Australia and New Zealand for Easter Monday crowd fight

The NRL has banned the spectator involved in an altercation with another patron at Monday’s Wests Tigers vs Parramatta Eels match at Stadium Australia for a minimum of two years. Vision of a fight between several men surfaced on social media on Monday, showing one fan approaching a man sitting down before striking him in...

8th April

Wes makes a change

KAIVITI Silktails head coach Wes Naiqama has made a change to his side to face Glebe Dirty Reds on Saturday at Mascot Oval. Maikeli Serulevu was left out with Timoci Bola making the starting line-up, League Unlimited reported. Josh Delailoa will be the lone Fijian on the opposing team as the two sides get ready...

Nayavucere’s experience

IT was not the best way to begin the Kaiviti Silktails 2021 Ron Massey Cup competition season with a heavy 6-56 loss to St Mary’s and the narrow 26-30 defeat to Windsor Wolves. But two words spring to mind when halfback Waisale Nayavucere reflects on his introduction to the Ron Massey Cup competition, energy and...

Support for kids

OFFICIALS of the Vodafone Fiji Secondary Schools Rugby League Association are rallying for parental support in their national quarter-finals this weekend. Association secretary Dan Vakamoce said the quarter-finals would held at Suva’s Bidesi and Buckhurst grounds. “We will witness teams from each zone which will battle for the Vodafone Trophy,” he said. “We had to...

New recruit Kane Evans ready to prove he’s a ‘good investment’ for depleted Warriors

Kane Evans has had to wait longer than expected to justify his signing, but the new recruit’s return to fitness could not have come at better time for the Warriors. With the Kiwi NRL outfit depleted upfront due to injury and suspension, Evans is finally set to make his club debut off the bench in...

Christian group launches campaign to get Folau back into NRL

SYDNEY (Reuters) – The Australian Christian Lobby has launched a media campaign calling for international rugby player Israel Folau to be allowed to return to the National Rugby League (NRL). Folau, who has played all three of Australia’s major oval ball codes professionally, was sacked by Rugby Australia in 2019 over social media posts deemed...

FSSRLA expects highly-charged semi-final matches this weekend

Fiji Secondary Schools Rugby League Association general secretary Taniela Vakamoce is expecting a highly charged event with top teams clashing in the national semi-finals in Lautoka this weekend. “It is getting interesting now with the final four in each age group decided,” Vakamoce said. He said last weekend’s quarter-finals was electric to watch and expected...

7th April

Su’a wary of Souths cap pressure as contract talks kick off

BRISBANE, 07 APRIL 2021 (NRL) – Off-contract Queensland forward Jaydn Su’a concedes the club’s salary cap pressure could affect his negotiations as he plays toward the mantra that “Souths won’t lose a player they want to keep.” NRL.com understands extension talks with Su’a’s management have started recently as the bone-rattling back-rower looks to shore up...

6th April

‘Dog act’: Knights fuming over Ravalawa taunting concussed Mann

SYDNEY, 07 APRIL 2021 (SMH) – This is the vision of Mikaele Ravalawa taunting a concussed Kurt Mann that has left Newcastle players and officials seething over the “unsportsmanlike” actions of the St George Illawarra winger. The Knights are privately fuming over the incident which ignited an all-in-brawl mid way through the second half of...

5th April

Walker shines on debut as Roosters roll NZ Warriors

(NRL)—With a stylish skip and a short ball to set up a try, 18-year-old Roosters halfback Sam Walker underlined his NRL arrival in an Easter Sunday victory over the NZ Warriors. Filling the boots of superstar playmaker Luke Keary after his ACL tear last week, Walker – just 78kg and not long out of high...

Pacific values at the heart of a rugby league revolution

WELLINGTON, 05 APRIL 2021 (RNZ PACIFIC)—His brother was a New Zealand and Wellington rugby league legend but Andre Whittaker hopes to transform the sport from outside the white lines of the field. John Whittaker played 73 games for the capital and represented the Kiwis 26 times throughout the 70s and 80s, including at four world...

Tariq Sims’ classy gesture in heated NRL clash

SYDNEY, 05 APRIL 2021 (7 NEWS)—Tempers flared throughout Sunday’s clash between the Knights and Dragons but a classy gesture from Fijian Tariq Sims stood out as a magic moment in the war of attrition. A melee erupted after a tackle on Dragons flyer Mikaele Ravalawa left Newcastle five-eighth Kurt Mann seeing stars. The all-in-brawl attracted...

She is shattered’: Kiwi Ferns international charged after alleged pub assault

Kiwi Ferns international and NRL women’s (NRLW) star Nita Maynard has been charged after allegedly assaulting two security guards outside Sydney bar Northies on Friday night. The 28-year-old, born and raised in Gisborne, allegedly was asked to leave the infamous Cronulla pub around 9pm (local time) before she became aggressive to staff. She allegedly assaulted...

Warriors lose to Roosters as bad habits return

The Warriors fell short against the Roosters at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Sunday night, losing 32-12 The defeat leaves the Warriors with two wins and two losses for the season and they remain outside the top eight because of points differential. The scoreline blew out in the end, but this really was a game...

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