Rugby League

4th October

Panthers to miss Api, Kikau after grand final win

Penrith Panthers coach Ivan Cleary says they will surely miss Viliame Kikau and Apisai Koroisau next season as the two Fiji Bati players head to next clubs next season. Kikau and Koroisau have been an...

Kangaroos leave Koroisau out

Dally M Hooker of the Year Apisai Koroisau is expected to feature for the Vodafone Fiji Bati side at the Rugby League World Cup in England which starts later this month. This, after he was left out of Australia’s 24-men squad for the tournament. Coach Mal Meninga named 13 uncapped players in his squad and...

‘As sick as I’ve seen him’: Inside Ivan Cleary’s private health battle to make NRL grand final

Two-time premiership-winning coach Ivan Cleary has detailed the mid-season health crisis which left him in intensive care with blood clots on his lungs, enough for his wife Bec to say it was “scary and as sick as I’ve seen him”. Months after a serious knee infection developed into a condition which required hospitalisation and several...

3rd October

Aussies ready to help

Australia schools rugby league coaches say they are keen on helping grow the game in Fiji. The Australian schoolboys and schoolgirls team returned home yesterday after participating in an inaugural Vuvale Shield challenge against their Fijian counterparts on Friday. The schoolboys won their match 58-13 while the Aussie girls beat the home side 48-0. Australian...

Penrith Panthers crush Parramatta Eels to win NRL grand final in Sydney

Penrith have sealed their status as one of the NRL’s greatest-ever teams, going back-to-back with a crushing 28-12 grand final win over Parramatta. In one of the most one-sided deciders this century, Penrith blew the Eels off the park in a near-perfect first half before Parramatta’s only two tries came in the final four minutes. Dylan...

1st October

Fiji teams in learning experience after losses

“If we want to be the best we have to play against the best and Australia is one of the best teams.” Those were the words of the Fiji Schoolboys Under-18 Rugby League team manager Cabelawa Kotoimakogai after they were hammered 58-13 by the Australian Schoolboys side in the inaugural Vuvale Shield Challenge in Suva...

30th September

Former Black Ferns Olympic champion Gayle Broughton seeks to back up with NRL women’s title

Former Black Fern Gayle Broughton has a shot at adding a NRL women’s rugby league premiership title to her Tokyo Olympic Games gold medal. The 26-year-old from Taranaki will play fullback for the Parramatta Eels in the NRLW grand final against the Newcastle Knights in Sydney on Sunday. Broughton is joined in the Eels squad...

Fiji schools to use match as learning experience

The Fijian schoolboys and schoolgirls rugby league teams’ inaugural clash against their Australian counterparts in the Vuvale Challenge Shield at Albert Park in Suva today will be used as a learning experience. Both team captains have expressed a keen desire to showcase their talent as they take on Australia, and gain as much as they...

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