Rugby League

Tonga Rugby League to appeal expulsion

NUKU’ALOFA, 19 FEBRUARY 2020 (RNZ PACIFIC) – The Secretary of Tonga’s Rugby National League (TNRL) says the association will appeal their expulsion by the sport’s governing body. The International Rugby League (IRL) expulsion is the...

18th February

Tonga expelled from International Rugby League

The International Rugby League board has expelled Tonga from the sport’s governing body, the latest move in a long-running battle over governance, money and a threatened player boycott. The Tonga National Rugby League has been suspended since October, after it sacked national head coach Kristian Woolf over disagreements around control and finances, which led players...

17th February

‘Small’ schools causing upsets in rugby league

Fiji Secondary Schools Rugby League Association’s South Eastern Zone Association president Naisa Cama said competition in the zone had reached another level with some of the powerhouse schools in the competition now under pressure from small schools. “Gone are the days of dominance from the schools regarded as frontrunners now that rugby league development is...

16th February

Folau scores and receives cheers on Dragons debut

(Reuters) – Israel Folau took just six minutes to score his first try for Catalans Dragons as the controversial Australian received a warm reception on a victorious debut for the French-based Super League team on Saturday. The ex-rugby union international, who was sacked by Rugby Australia last year for his homophobic comments on social media...

15th February

Sports unifies the nation, says PM

PRIME Minister Voreqe Bainimarama says when it comes to sports it doesn’t matter who you are and that everyone was in the same team. He echoed these sentiments while officiating at the 2019 Fiji Sports Awards at the Vodafone Arena in Suva this evening. “We are known around the world as the rugby nation,” he...

Under dogs Kalabu stun U17 finalist RSMS

THE Kalabu Secondary School Under 17 rugby team created an upset defeating 2019 Fiji Secondary Schools Rugby League U17 finalists Ratu Sukuna Memorial School 16-12 during the South Eastern Zone Secondary Schools Rugby League competition at Marcelin Primary School grounds in Vatuwaqa today. Kalabu team manager Jese Vuli said it was milestone achievement for the...

Kikau is FNRL choice

VODAFONE Fiji Bati back rower and Penrith Panthers rep, Viliame Kikau is a Fiji Sportsman of the Year nominee for the awards in Suva tonight. Fiji National Rugby League acting chief executive officer Don Natabe said Kikau had proven himself. “Viliame has shown himself to be an exemplary Fijian rugby league player and leader as...

14th February

Boost for FNRL ahead of Melanesian Cup

THE Fiji National Rugby League received a massive $50,000 boost from the Fiji National Sports Commission towards the Melanesian Cup competition which kicks off in two weeks at Churchill Park in Lautoka. FNRL acting chief executive officer Don Natabe said the sponsorship would go along way in overseeing the smooth operation of the tournament and...

13th February

Ravoravo Rabbitohs team named for Melanesian Cup

RAVORAVO Rabbitohs coach Sivaniolo Varo says he has selected the best players to represent not only the club but the nation for their upcoming Melanesian Cup clash against PNG Digicel Cup champions Lae Snax Tigers at the end of the month. “It was not easy making the selection,” Varo said. “But the players selected are...

Silktails prepare for first trial match

THE Kaiviti Silktails rugby league team is working on fine-tuning its conditioning and game plan before the players attend their first trial this weekend. High performance unit manager Tom Watkins said the players had been working on their fitness as they buildup for their friendly game on Saturday. “It’s about fine tuning our strength and...

Rabbitohs set high goal

THE Ravoravo Rabbitohs rugby league team has set a high goal of becoming the first team from Fiji to win the Melanesian Club Championship. The Melanesian Club Championship which started in 2015, is played between the champion clubs from Fiji and Papua New Guinea. This year the clash will be between the Rabbitohs and defending...

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