Rugby

Rugby – England’s Hughes has ban hiked to six weeks after ‘joke’ tweet

(Reuters) – England number eight Nathan Hughes will miss tests against South Africa, New Zealand and Japan after having a striking ban extended to six weeks for describing his disciplinary hearing as a “joke” on...

Victorians rugby challenge enters fourth year

THIS year marks the fourth year of this annual event of the Kontiki Finance Battle of the Victorians Rugby Challenge. The QVSOB RC (Suva) will host and they aim to make it a “bigger, better and memorable occasion”, and double it up as the last match of this year’s rugby season. Secretary Tevita Tuiloa thanked...

Suva Golden Oldies club receives campaign boost

SUVA Golden Oldies Rugby club (SGORC) received a boost of $3000 towards their support on the awareness of prostate cancer among men from Beiersdorf, a company manufacturer of Nivea at the Digicel House in Nabua, Suva. The sponsorship amount will go towards helping the club pay for prostate cancer testing, assisting in awareness programs and...

Turnbull 7s: Star studded DM 7s side wins first game

FIJI Airways Fiji 7s players started their Turnbull Namamanuca 7s campaign with a bang thumping Vunibaka 28-5 at Namamanuca Primary School ground in Yanuya this morning. Star players such as Kalione Nasoko, Sevuloni Mocenacagi, Vatemo Ravouvou, Kitione Taliga, Waisea Nacuqu, Apenisa Cakaubalavu, Terry Tamani and new find Napolioni Ratu played for the DM 7s. The...

Ratu ready to pounce in 7s

FIJI Airways Fiji 7s training squad member Napolioni Ratu Nasalo is expected to be at his best at this weekend’s Turnbull Namamanuca Primary School 7s at Yanuya, Malolo in the Mamanuca Group. The Wadigi Salvo 7s team playmaker has been knocking on the Fiji 7s selection door for the past two years and is on...

Fijians making inroads

RUGBY union continues to rise above other sports in the country with the Fiji Airways Drua winning performance in the Australian National Rugby Championship the latest success story. Last Saturday in rugby Town Sigatoka the Sannix Secondary Schools world rugby champion Ratu Kadavulevu School under-18 team, celebrated its victory with families and former students marching...

Flying Fijians receive $300k grant

FIJI Airways Flying Fijians received a grant of $300,000 from the Government through the Fiji Sports Commission yesterday at the Fiji Sports Commission head office at Laucala Bay, Suva. The $300,000 grant was to fund for the Flying Fijians northern tour in terms of their logistics and other financial needs. Fiji Rugby Union CEO John...

$15k prizemoney at stake at Nacavanadi 7s tournament

THE Nacavanadi 7s will be held on November 23-24 and will feature 24 men’s team and 8 women’s at Beddoes Park. A netball tournament and volleyball tournament will also be part of the event and held at the CBM Multipurpose Courts. Event co-ordinator George Tiko said this was an effort to bring back youths to...

McKee selects Dolokoto for tour

FIJI Airways Drua hooker Mesulame Dolokoto is among the new inclusions in the Flying Fijians squad for the November Europe tour. Dolokoto is joined by his Drua teammates Joeli Veitayaki, Eroni Mawi, Ratu Vere Vugakoto, Mosese Voka, Frank Lomani, Alivereti Veitokani, and Albert Tuisue. The Koroivonu, Tunuloa, Cakaudrove native captained the Queen Victoria School under-18...

Male prepares Vanua XV squad for New Zealand tour

THE Vodafone Vanua XV squad had its first training session yesterday at the National Hockey Centre at Laucala Bay, Suva. The team was picked from this year’s Vodafone Vanua Championship and is now under the tutelage of former Flying Fijians looseman and former Flying Fijians coach Inoke Male. The team is being prepared for a...

NRC: Fijian Drua knows what to expect from the Vikings

THE Fiji Airways Drua side knows what to expect when they take on Canberra Vikings in the National Rugby Championship semi-final this Saturday. The memories of the 40-35 win two weeks ago over the Vikings are still fresh. However, there is a lot more at stake in this Saturdays match: a spot in the grand...

Fijiana team lands in Colorado; President wishes team well

THE Fiji Airways Fijiana team has landed in Denver Colarodo for the 2018-2019 Women’s World Sevens series. Headed by coach Ro Alifereti Doviverata, the team looks forward to their first training under the leadership of their new coach. Fijian President Major General (Ret’d) Jioji Konrote wished the team well for this weekend’s tournament. “Your participation...

McKee names Flying Fijians for November internationals

FIJI Airways Flying Fijians head coach John McKee has released the names of the Fiji Airways Flying Fijians team for the Fiji November Internationals 2018. The team consists of both local and overseas-based players and sees the inclusion of Fiji Airways Drua players, Joeli Veitayaki, Eroni Mawi, Mesulame Dolokoto, Ratu Vere Vugakoto, Mosese Voka, Frank...

Nasoko ready to fight for spot

FIJI Airways Fiji 7s team new offload specialist Kalione Nasoko will play a key role for the national team at the coming HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series. The Waya native made his debut at the Dubai 7s in 2016 and has never missed a single world 7s series tournament since then. Nasoko, who won the...

Baber scouts for players

FIJI Airways Fiji 7s head coach Gareth Baber will be in the Mamanuca Group this weekend to continue his search for new players. He was at the St Patrick Vuaki 7s a fortnight ago in Yasawa and guided a shadow national 7s team to win the Nabukelevu 7s in Kadavu last weekend. Turnbull Namamanuca Primary...

New 7s find

NEW 7s find Napolioni Ratu has caught the attention of Fiji Airways Fiji 7s coach Gareth Baber. The Yasawa playmaker who is playing for the Wadigi Salvo 7s team in Lauwaki, Lautoka, joined the national 7s training camp and featured for the Nabukelevu 7s in Kadavu helping the team to win the top award. Ratu...

Fiji 7s players for Mamanuca 7s

RUGBY fans in the Mamanuca Group will get the opportunity to watch some of the country’s top 7s players at the Turnbull Namamanuca Primary School 7s tournament this week. These star players includes Fiji Airways national 7s reps, Kalione Nasoko, Alosio Naduva, Waisea Nacuqu, Josua Vakurunabuli and Mesulame Kunavula. These boys will be joined by...

Fiji Drua to meet Vikings in NRC decider at Lautoka

THE FIJI Airways Drua will be working on improving its ball possession at training this week ahead of the National Rugby Championship semi-final against Canberra Vikings at Churchill Park in Lautoka on Saturday. Fiji Drua defeated the Force 33-28 in the final round robin fixture last Saturday to finish at the top of the points...

Drua downs Force

THE Fiji Airways Drua booked its home semi-final spot after defeating the Western Force by 33-28 in the last round of the National Rugby Championship yesterday at UWA Sports Park in Perth, Western Australia. Western Force opened proceedings with two tries in the first 10 minutes through inside centre Rodney Iona and inside centre Rod...

Drua books semi final spot

OUR Fiji Airways Fiji Drua have booked a semi final berth after beating Western Force 33-26 in the Australian NRC competition at UWA Park in Perth, Australia. The victory earns them the Horan-Little Shield as well as a spot on top of the table and a home final if they win their semi final match....

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