Rugby League

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...

Tonga ready to compete with Kangaroos, says David Fusitu’a

AUCKLAND, 16 JULY 2108 (STUFF NZ) – Plans are afoot to give Pacific Island nations more tests against tier one countries in the coming years but Tonga may not have to wait that long if an end-of-season clash against the Kangaroos gets the green light. A match-up between the world champions and the darlings of...

Fiji Bati remains fifth in international ranking

FOLLOWING the completion of the mid-season internationals and commencement of European qualifying for the 2021 Rugby League World Cup, the latest edition of the RLIF world rankings has been announced. The Vodafone Fiji Bati side remains on the 5th spot in the latest Rugby League International Federation rankings released today. Tonga, after a top-four finish...

Crockett to make history with 200 Super Rugby caps

Crusaders prop Wyatt Crockett will make rugby history yet again this week, becoming the first player to record 200 Super Rugby caps. Crockett has been named to play in the Crusaders’ home game against the Highlanders on Friday night, in a match that marks a historic double century of appearances since his Crusaders career began...

Rugby league needs Tonga vs Australia

SYDNEY, 04 JULY 2018 (THE ROAR) – Before Tonga defeated Samoa 38-22, Jason Taumalolo called for a Test match between Tonga and Australia at the end of this season. “The only way we’re up with those top-tier nations is if we’re playing them,” the Cowboys wrecking ball said, echoing the thoughts of all rugby league...

Naholo keen to play 50th test on home ground

PULSE Energy Highlanders winger and All Black Waisake Naholo says he is keen to play in front of his home fans and it is an excitement that the whole team expects when they face the Gallagher Chiefs side for round 17 of the Super Rugby clash. “It’s really exciting to come to Fiji and this...

Pulse Energy Highlanders visit children at CWM hospital

THE Pulse Energy Highlanders trio Tevita Nabura, Joshua Dickson and Patelesio Tomkinson visited the children’s ward at the Colonial War Memorial Hospital in Suva this morning. The players and officials also handed the young patients admitted at the hospital with a Highlanders flag. The visit brought smiles to the faces of the young children. “It...

Massive future for Fiji Bati

THE Vodafone Fiji Bati has a massive future says interim coach Matthew Adamson after the side’s 26-14 loss to Papua New Guinea in the Pacific Test match on Saturday in Australia. Adamsom, who was a former Australian rugby league player had shown interest to apply for the Fiji Bati full-time coaching job. “I am proud...

Andrew Fifita thinks Tonga are a bigger draw card than Kangaroos

SYDNEY, 25 JUNE 2018 (AAP) – Andrew Fifita says he and Tonga are ready for a shot at the Kangaroos, declaring it would be a certain crowd puller for international rugby league. Fifita helped kickstart a revolution of the global game last year when he walked away from Australia to play for Tonga, creating unprecedented...

Room for improvement: Naiqama

VODAFONE Fiji Bati captain Kevin Naiqama said there is room for improvement for the team after the side lost to Papua New Guinea 26-14 in the Pacific Test match in Australia last night. “I am proud of the second half effort, however indicated there was room for improvement overall,” he said in a press release....

Vodafone Cup Finals: Sabeto Roosters win Reserve grade

THE Sabeto Roosters beat Nadera Panthers 9 – 6 to win the final of the Reserve grade at the Fiji National Rugby League Vodafone Cup finals this afternoon. They walked away $2000 richer after the win. However the Police Sharks  and Ravoravo Rabbitohs will play in the final of the premier grade. Meanwhile the USP...

Pacific test: PNG Kumuls defeat Fiji Bati

VODAFONE Fiji Bati was defeated 26-14 by Papua New Guinea in the Pacific Test match at Campbelltown Stadium this evening. Fiji fielded nine players that featured against Australia in the Rugby League World Cup last year but failed to spark or stop the fast and furious PNG Kumuls who scored all their points in the...

Vodafone Cup Finals: Ravoravo Rabbitohs wins Premier grade

RAVORAVO Rabbitohs were crowned champions of the Premier grade at the Fiji National Rugby League Vodafone Cup finals this evening. This after they won against the Police Sharks 16 -14 at Lawaqa Park in Sigatoka. They won a total prize money of $6000.  

Vodafone Cup Finals: West Fiji Dolphins wins U18 title

THE West Fiji Dolphins won the final of the U18 at the Fiji National Rugby League Vodafone Cup finals today. They beat West Coast Storms 16 – 4 at Lawaqa Park in Sigatoka. Sabeto Roosters will take on Dee Dees Nadera Panthers in the Reserve category while the Police Sharks  will be up against Ravoravo...

Vodafone Cup Finals: Namoli West Tigers beat Saru Dragons

NAMOLI West Tigers were crowned the winners of the U16 grade at the Fiji National Rugby League Vodafone Cup finals today. The young lads from the Sugar city won the game  20 -10 against their neighbours Saru Dragons also of Lautoka. The finals is currently being held at Lawaqa Park in Sigatoka. In the Reserve...

Vodafone Cup Finals: WestCoast Storms win U14 grade

The National Rugby League Vodafone Cup finals began this morning at Lawaqa Park in Sigatoka. In the U14 grade WestCoast Storms secured a win over the Ravoravo Rabbitohs 14-8. They received $300 for the win. In the other matches, Saru Dragons will be up against Namoli West Tigers in the U16, West Storms will face...

Fiji Bati told to have faith

VODAFONE Fiji Bati interim coach Matthew Adamson has called on his players to have faith and pray everyday to excel on the field of play. Fiji Bati will take on Papua New Guinea in the Pacific Test match at Campbelltown Stadium in New South Wales, Australia later today. “Being a Christian I have asked the...

Hayne rated highly

DUAL international Jarryd Hayne has been described as a world-class player by the Vodafone Fiji Bati interim coach Matthew Adamson ahead of the Pacific Test match against Papua New Guinea. Adamson said Hayne would be in the run on team at the Campbelltown Stadium in New South Wales, Australia, tomorrow. “Jarryd is an amazing and...

Bati challenge

VODAFONE Fiji Bati interim coach Matthew Adamson has challenged his forward pack to stand their ground as Bati warriors when they take on Papua New Guinea in the 2018 Pacific Test match tomorrow. “I have challenged our front pack and senior men such as Junior Roqica, Eloni Vunakece, Tui Kamikamica and Kane Evans to lead from...

Fiji Bati ready for PNG

THE Vodafone Fiji Bati players are looking forward to their game against Papua New Guinea. The team had a day off from their training session before their match against PNG in the 2018 Pacific test on Saturday in Australia. Fiji Bati interim coach Matthew Adamson said the players were looking forward to the tough match...

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