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Deans semis to be played in Suva this week

THE Powerade Fiji Secondary Schools Rugby Union Deans Championship quarter-finals will be played at Suva’s ANZ Stadium this Saturday. In the Under-18 grade, Cuvu College plays Lelean Memorial School at 10.50am, Marist Brother’s High School...

2018 RWC 7s: New Zealand defends title

NEW Zealand has successfully defended the Rugby World Cup Sevens defeating England 33-12 at the AT & T Park in San Francisco. Laced with four Fijian boys the side also created history being the first team to win the world cup back to back and for a record of three years. Fijian flyer Jo Ravouvou...

Boxing fraternity mourns the death of Taumoepeau

THE boxing fraternity here in Fiji is mourning the loss of coach Napoleon Taumoepeau over the weekend. Amatuer boxing coach Pauliasi Ratu said the passing away of Taumouepeau was a big loss for Fiji. Ratu and Taumoepeau had been part of the coaching panel for the national amateur boxing team. Ratu had coached the boxers...

2018 RWC 7s: Fiji finishes fourth

THE Fiji Airways Fiji 7s team lost to South Africa 24-19 in the Rugby World Cup Sevens bronze play-offs at the AT & T Park in San Francisco this afternoon. The Jerry Tuwai-captained side failed to recover from their semi-final loss to outright winner New Zealand allowing South Africa to dictate. Forward Semi Kunatani was...

2018 RWC 7s: Fiji up against SA in bronze medal play-off

THE Fiji Airways Fiji 7s team will face South Africa in the Rugby World Cup Sevens bronze medal play-off at the AT & T Park in San Francisco this afternoon at 12:24pm (Fiji time). This, after both teams have bowed out in the gold medal play-offs being beaten by New Zealand and England respectively. Fiji...

2018 RWC 7s: Kiwis shatters Fiji’s World Cup dream

FIJI’s dream of winning the Rugby World Rugby Sevens title was shattered by New Zealand at the AT & T Park in San Francisco this morning. The Fijians failed to show their tempo displayed against Argentina in the quarter-finals as the Kiwis ruled the show winning 22-17. Toulon-based Josua Tuisova and Semi Radradra failed to...

2018 RWC 7s: New Zealand beats Fiji

NEW Zealand will play England in the final of the 2018 Rugby World Cup 7s  against England. The Kiwis stopped Fiji’s campaign for the world cup winning their semi final 22-17. Fiji will now play South Africa for the bronze medal at 12.24pm.

2018 RWC 7s: Ryan joins Fijian fans

FIJI Rugby’s successful 7s coach Ben Ryan joined thousands of Fijian fans from around the globe watching in admiration as the Jerry Tuwai-captained Fiji Airways Fiji 7s team fought their way to secure a spot in the Rugby World Cup Sevens semi-final this morning. He said it’s good to see the smiling Fijian fans which...

2018 RWC 7s: England in the final

  ENGLAND has qualified for the final of the Rugby World Cup 7s after beating South Africa 29-7 in the semi final. South Africa scored first in the match with forward Selwyn Davids cutting through the English defence to score. But England replied with tries and controlled the game handing the World Series champions defeat....

2018 RWC 7s: Argentina to play USA for 5th spot

ARGENTINA will now play USA in the 5th place final after defeating France 28-15 this morning. They will play at 12.02pm. The Pumas were beaten 43-7 by Fiji in the cup quarter-final yesterday. USA beat Scotland in the other 5th place semi final. Scotland will now play France for 7th and 8th position at 11.30am.

2018 RWC 7s: USA beats Scotland

HOSTS United States of America will finish either 5th or 6th in the Rugby World Cup 7s currently being held at the AT&T Stadium in San Francisco.. USA beat Scotland 28-0 in the 5th place semi final. The team will play the winner of the match between Argentina and France. Argentina is currently leading France...

2018 RWC 7s: New Zealand wins women’s title

DEFENDING champions New Zealand produced a sublime display of attacking rugby to beat first-time finalists France 29-0 on Saturday to become the first nation to win back-to-back Rugby World Cup Sevens titles. The crowd at AT&T Park in San Francisco were then treated to the Black Ferns Sevens’ spine-tingling haka in celebration of a fifth...

2018 BOG: Semi final spots confirmed

THE 2018 Inkk Mobile Battle of the Giants semi final has been confirmed. In the first semi final at 2pm next Saturday, Suva will play Labasa at Churchill Park after which Ba battles Nadi at 4pm. The final will be played at the same venue a day later at 3pm. The pool games produced some...

2018 BOG: Labasa secures semi final spot

THE Labasa football side has secured a spot in next weekends semifinal of the Inkk Mobile Battle of the Giants tournament after thumping Tavua 5-nil in its last pool match today. The northerners started the tournament wit a 1_nil loss to hosts Lautoka on Friday but turned the tables in their favor with a 1-nil...

Plans to have Fiji Bati coach based in Fiji

THE Fiji National Rugby League (FNRL) is planning to have the Fiji Bati coach based here in Fiji. FNRL chariman Peni Musunamasi said with the coach based at home, it would help with their development in the grassroots level and having more locals in the next World Cup in 2021. “As in the news, NRL...

2018 BOG: Rewa defeats Dreketi 3-2

THE Rewa football side defeated Dreketi 3-2 in the Inkk Mobile Battle of the Giants tournament in Lautoka earlier this afternoon. Iosefo Verevou, who has been playing at the sweepers position for Rewa in this tournament, played in the midfield and scored the lone goal of the first spell as Rewa led 1-nil. Sairusi Nalaubu...

2018 RWC 7s: Fijiana finishes in 11th place

THE Fiji Airways Fijiana 7s team ended its Rugby World Cup Sevens on a high note with a 38-0 win over China in the Challengers 11th and 12th spot position at the AT & T Stadium in San Francisco. After it 14-15 loss to Japan, the Ana Maria Roqica-coached side bounced back perfectly to outclass...

2018 RWC 7s: Maloney rates Fiji

WORLD Rugby 7s commentator Sean Maloney believes the Fiji Airways Fiji 7s team has what it takes to scoop its third Rugby World Cup Sevens win. He said the inclusion of rugby superstars in Leone Nakarawa, Josua Tuisova, Semi Kunatani and Semi Radradra would create havoc for the oppositions. Maloney said to drop Eroni Sau...

2018 RWC 7s : South Africa books semi final spot

SOUTH Africa has booked a semi final spot in the cup competition of the Rugby World Cup 7s tournament in San Francisco.. Slick, fast and methodical, the Blitzbokkes won 36-5 in the quarterfinal against Scotland. South Africa will play England at 7.40am in the first semi final tomorrow  Fiji will play after in the second...

2018 RWC 7s: NZ vs France in women’s final

FRANCE has stopped Australia’s hopes of a place in the final of the Rugby World Cup 7s women’s final winning their semi final match 19-12. The Olympics champion was shocked by the strong French side that narrowed the 12-0 lead the Aussies had at half time. France hit back in the second half with two...

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