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Aussies here to help grow sport

The Australian under-18 school girls side is ready for their first ever outing against their Fijian counterparts in Suva this Friday. In a historical occasion, two Australian teams – a girls and boys schools teams...

Fiji FA issues stern warning

Football players who plan to feature in tournaments other than ones involving their district could face suspension if they do not obtain clearance first, warns Fiji Football Association CEO Mohammed Yusuf. He issued a stern warning to players who were thinking of doing so in the upcoming Courts Inter District Championship. Yusuf’s warning came in...

Northerners enjoy FTU sports day

The Fiji Teachers Union Northern zonal sports meet was organized by its Savusavu branch at Ratu Ganilau Park last Saturday. FTU members from Labasa, Savusavu, Bua, Taveuni, Seaqaqa, Nadogo and Dreketi converged in the Hidden Paradise to take part in the zonal sports meet. According to assistant secretary Sean Sagar Nair, the month long preparation...

Natabua eyes schools IDC silverwear

When the Fiji Secondary School’s Inter District Championship (IDC) kicks off at Lautoka’s Churchill Park today, the Natabua High School under-19 team will be playing with a mentality to win the tournament. Team coach and schoolteacher Inoke Namataga said the competition was the pinnacle of Fiji secondary school’s football competition. “We know that all districts...

PNG downs Bula Boys

The Digicel Fiji football side went down to Papua New Guinea 1-nil in the semi-final of the Melanesian Spearhead Group Prime Minister’s Cup in Vanuatu yesterday. PNG scored the lone goal of the match in the first spell. Roy Krishna and Christopher Wasasala tried hard in the second spell but failed to find the equaliser....

Fijiana work on ‘D’ for WC

The Rooster Chicken Fijiana team is leaving no stone unturned in getting players match ready for what will be the biggest game of their lives when they take on England next week Saturday at the Women’s Rugby World Cup in New Zealand. Fijiana assistant coach Mosese Rauluni said they were using their early arrival in...

Derenalagi says team ready

Swire Fijian Drua captain Ratu Meli Derenalagi says the side will have to lift its tempo if they were to successfully compete in the 2023 Super Rugby season. Derenalagi, who has just returned from surgery for ACL injury, said every player had to prepare individually in the lead up to the 2023 competition. “I’ve been...

Whybird upbeat about rugby league challenge

“This is the start of something which will last very long.” These were the words of Australian Under-18 School Girls team manager Scott Whybird as his team prepares to take on the Fiji School Girls in the Vuvale Challenge this Friday. This is the first time the Aussie teams are visiting Fiji to take on...

Baptism of fire – Raketekete prepares for first rugby league game

Ruth Raketekete has never played rugby league before but this Friday she will be thrown into the deep end as she leads the Fiji School Girls side against a touring Australia team at Albert Park in Suva on Friday. Rakatekete, 18, will lead a team made up of secondary schools girls from around the country,...

FASANOC reminds federations

The Fiji Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee (FASANOC) would like to remind national federations (NFs) that the Oceania Sports Education Programme (OSEP) Courses for 2022 and 2023 are targeted towards coaches and team managers who hope to be a member of Team Fiji at any of the Games in 2023. “We have noticed...

World record holder Kosgei withdraws from London Marathon with injury

(Reuters) – World record holder and twice London Marathon champion Brigid Kosgei has been forced to withdraw from Sunday’s race due to a minor hamstring injury, organisers said on Monday. Kosgei, who won the London Marathon in 2019 and 2020, was one of the favourites going into the event. She also won the Tokyo Marathon...

Spain will play Portugal like it’s a final, says Luis Enrique

By Fernando Kallas BRAGA (Reuters) – Spain manager Luis Enrique said his full-strength side will be totally focused when they visit Portugal in the League A-Group 2 decider on Tuesday for a place in the Nations League final four. With the World Cup less than two months away, the Spain coach said no Monday that...

Worcester enter administration after RFU suspends club amid financial issues

(Reuters) -Premiership club Worcester Warriors went into administration on Monday after being suspended by the Rugby Football Union (RFU) from all competitions after failing to meet a deadline to prove they could operate amid their financial difficulties. Worcester are looking for new owners after they were served in August with a winding-up order over unpaid...

27th September

Fury says Joshua fight is off as no contract signed

(Reuters) -WBC world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has called off his proposed ‘Battle of Britain’ bout with Anthony Joshua, saying his compatriot had not signed the contract before Monday’s deadline. Fury had challenged Joshua earlier this month, saying he would come out of retirement to defend his title in December, a challenge Joshua accepted. Joshua’s...

Lancaster to leave Leinster and join Racing 92

(Reuters) – Leinster’s senior coach Stuart Lancaster will leave the club after seven seasons and join TOP14 side Racing 92 at the end of the current campaign, Leinster Rugby announced on Monday. Lancaster, who previously coached England before joining the club in 2016, will see out his contract at the Irish club where he was...

Jones seeking players who can control the ‘uncontrollables’

By Mitch Phillips LONDON (Reuters) – With less than a year to go until the Rugby World Cup, England coach Eddie Jones is trying to formulate a group of players who can think for themselves in what he expects to be a maelstrom of on-pitch distractions during the tournament in France. Jones named his latest...

Retailer snaps up naming rights

Retail giants Shop N Save Supermarket have secured the new Super Rugby Pacific competition naming rights. Shop N Save will also sponsor the 2023 season for the Swire Shipping Fijian Drua. The sponsorship means the competition will now be called the Shop N Save Super Rugby Pacific next season. The supermarket giants have also renewed...

Fijiana work on the basics

The Rooster Chicken Fijiana will “do the little things right” and trust that the processes will take of itself during the women’s Rugby World Cup, says backline coach Mosese Rauluni. This is the first time our women will take part in the pinnacle of women’s rugby and it will also be the first time they...

Trio to make Pearls debuts

Three debutants have forced their way into the Fiji Pearls squad for the PacificAus Sports Netball Series to be held on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia next month. Coach Unaisi Rokoura named her 15-member squad to prepare for the series with the bigger target solely on the 2023 Netball World Cup in Johannesburg, South...

Drua to host Crusaders at Churchill Park

The Swire Shipping Fijian Drua will host Super Rugby Pacific defending champion the Crusaders at Churchill Park, Lautoka, on March 11 next year. The Drua will return to Fiji two rounds later to take on the Melbourne Rebels at the HFC Bank Stadium in Suva on April 1. Another blockbuster match, guaranteed to pull in...

Sivo keen to get parents to watch grand final

Fijian Parramatta Eels rugby league player Maika Sivo will reunite with his parents after three years during the NRL Telstra Premiership grand final on Sunday. According to the NRL website, Sivo’s parents Joeli and Mere will make the mad dash from their small village in Momi, Nadi to watch their son play in person for...

Doge sails with Drua

Flying Fijians prop Mesake Doge is home after playing for the Welsh Dragons in the Wales Pro14 competition and is ready to don the Swire Shipping Fijian Drua colours. He said representing the Drua would cap off a stellar career so far. Doge first appeared for the Flying Fijians in 2016 against Georgia at the...

26th September

Internationals lose Presidents Cup but blood new players

By Steve Keating CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Reuters) – What the world of professional golf will look like when the next Presidents Cup is staged in Montreal in two years’ time is unclear as the PGA Tour and Saudi-backed LIV Golf Series feud over the sport’s structure. That messy squabble directly impacted this year’s event at Quail...

Super Rugby – Six home games for Fijian Drua

Six home games have been confirmed for the Swire Shipping Fijian Drua next year. Coming to Fiji next year are 2022 champions Crusaders, 2022 finalists Auckland Blues, the Melbourne Rebels, Queensland Reds, Moana Pasifika and the Hurricanes. The Drua will host the Waratahs in Melbourne during the Super Round, which was announced last week. For...

Grammar U18 ‘ready’

Suva Grammar School is off to the Vodafone Super Deans Championship semi-finals next week after they defeated Lelean Memorial School 21-8. Team manager Bulou Vola Wainiqolo says they are taking one step at a time. “We had worked on our weakness before this competition that had enabled us to execute our game plan and win,”...

Ra high school secures U19 semi-final spot

The Ra High School Under-19 team players have made their school proud after they secured their spot in the Vodafone Super Deans Champion semi-finals next week at Prince Charles Park in Nadi. They beat Nasinu Secondary School 15-13 at Bidesi Park in Suva on Saturday. Coach Luke Serubasaga said they would need to work on...

Ba Pro creates history

Ba Provincial Freebird Institute created history after securing their spot in the Vodafone Super Deans Championship semifinal for the first time. This is the first time the school has ever made it to the national quarters. They beat Nasinu Secondary School 12-5 at the HFC Bank Stadium in Suva on Saturday. They were on attack...

Gymnastics club takes part in Australian competition

Island Acro Gymnastics Club in Fiji created history by taking part in the Australian National Clubs Carnival in Gold Coast earlier this month. Six gymnasts from the ages of 10-14 years old and Coach Michelle Fink competed in the TeamGym competition and took part in the Australian Gym for Life Challenge. Coach Fink said “TeamGym”...

Sugar City volleyball competition

The Lautoka Volleyball Association (LVA) will start its weekly club competition at the Multi-Purpose Courts this week. The competition will resume after a lapse of a year because of COVID-19. The LVA held its knockout competition last Saturday which attracted an overwhelming response. LVA vice-president Josaia Marau said they had more than 30 teams. “We...

ACS wins title

Adi Cakobau School was crowned the Fiji Secondary School U19 Southern Zone cricket champion. They beat Tailevu North College by six wickets at Albert Park in Suva on Saturday. Tailevu North batted first and scored 90 runs all out in the 14th over. The girls from Sawani then batted and scored 92 runs with a...

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