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‘Netball development vital’

Developing players at a young age is important if we are to prosper on the international stage. Those were the words of Suva Primary Schools Netball president Elenoa Vadei as their season came to an...

Fijians on Top 14 score list

Fijian winger Jiuta Wainiqolo continues his try scoring spree after dotting down for his French Toulon in their 34-17 win against Pau during the Top 14 competition. Wainiqolo, who scored against Clermont last week, went over for his try in the 29th minute of the match. He played alongside Flying Fijians centyre Waisea Nayacalevu while...

2022 Courts IDC: Tigers after rare double

The Rewa football side will be eying a first double in its already glorious history when the 2022 Courts Inter District Championship kicks off in Suva this Wednesday. The Delta Tigers created history by winning its first national league title this season and coach Marika Rodu said a win at the IDC would be icing...

NPC: Canterbury to face Northland as quarterfinalists confirmed

As Canterbury staggered their way to an unconvincing 27-21 victory over Otago in Dunedin on Saturday night, you had to ask one question. Is this side good enough to win the NPC? Because if Canterbury are to win this competition – they must beat Northland in their Evens conference quarterfinal in Christchurch next Saturday to...

Cristiano Ronaldo spared as Manchester United humiliated by rampant City

So complete was the humiliation of Erik ten Hag’s first Manchester derby that he chose to protect Cristiano Ronaldo from enduring the shame of being associated with such a performance. A 6-3 defeat to Manchester City at the Etihad flattered United, with substitute Anthony Martial firing twice late on to add a modicum of respectability...

Lydia Ko third in Texas

Charging New Zealand golfer Lydia Ko had to be content with another top three finish at the latest stop of the LPGA Tour in the United States. Ko started the final round of The Ascendant Benefitting Volunteers of America Classic in Dallas, Texas, in second place, just on shot off the lead. Ko, the world No...

Penrith Panthers crush Parramatta Eels to win NRL grand final in Sydney

Penrith have sealed their status as one of the NRL’s greatest-ever teams, going back-to-back with a crushing 28-12 grand final win over Parramatta. In one of the most one-sided deciders this century, Penrith blew the Eels off the park in a near-perfect first half before Parramatta’s only two tries came in the final four minutes. Dylan...

2nd October

Club marks 50th anniversary

The Nasinu Rugby Club celebrated its humble beginning in style with 50th anniversary celebration in Suva on Friday night. The club pay tribute to the foresight and hard work of its founder Taito Rauluni, who envisioned the need for a rugby club to make the dreams of community based rugby players a reality. It was...

Schools netball hailed a success

The 2022 Suva Primary Schools Netball Competition has been hailed a success. A total of 11 schools took part in six age categories. SPSNA president Elenoa Vadei said it had been a good season as the competition came to an end yesterday. “It has been two years since we had our last competition as it...

RKS, MBHS stamp mark

Two teams from the Central Division will fight for the Vodafone Super Deans Championship under-14 trophy next Saturday at Churchill Park in Lautoka. The final will be between Ratu Kadavulevu School and Marist Brothers High School. They won their respective semi-finals at Prince Charles Park in Nadi yesterday with RKS given a ticket to the...

Buca girls to come back stronger next year

The Bucalevu Secondary School team players had their hopes of reaching the Raluve under-16 final shattered after they were defeaded 24-0 by Sigatoka Methodist School in the semi-finals in Prince Charles Park, Nadi yesterday. The teacher in charge of organising the team, Akata Samuri, said despite their loss, they were content with how far they...

Fans turn out for team

The huge turnout from the Suva Grammar School supporters and former students was perhaps a key factor in the school’s good performance in the Deans Trophy competition. Out of the many SGS supporters was Vani Tudrau, a former student. Tudrau and many other supporters made their way down from the Capital City around 4am yesterday...

Suva schools battle for Deans U18 title; Marist faces Lions in final

Suva Grammar School and its neighbour Marist Brothers High School will battle in the Vodafone Super Deans Championship under-18 final at Churchill Park in Lautoka next Saturday. Suva Grammar beat a strong Natabua High School challenge 30-26 in the first U18 semi-final while MBHS outclassed Ba Provincial Freebird Institute 17-13 in the second semi. Suva...

Lydia Ko shoots herself right into contention at Volunteers of America Classic

Lydia Ko is right in the mix for a second LPGA Tour title of the season, after another hot round at the Volunteers of America Classic in Texas. Starting the day in eighth spot, five shots off the pace, following her sizzling five-under 66 second round, the New Zealand world No 5 backed that up with...

Arsenal beat Tottenham to stay atop English Premier League table

It’s looking increasingly like Arsenal is the real deal in the English Premier League. It’s also looking like Liverpool hasn’t got what it takes to mount another title challenge. Arsenal made it seven wins from eight games to open the season by beating Tottenham 3-1 in the north London derby on Sunday (NZ time), ensuring...

Dolphins coach defends decision to play Tagovailoa after Sunday hit

NEW YORK, Sept 30 (Reuters) – Miami Dolphins head coach Mike McDaniel defended his decision to play Tua Tagovailoa against the Cincinnati Bengals Thursday, as the quarterback left on a stretcher due to a head injury days after he cleared concussion protocols during a Sunday game. The 24-year-old was sacked by Bengals defensive tackle Josh...

Arsenal ‘had to make decision’ on Smith Rowe injury – Arteta

Oct 1 (Reuters) – Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta said Emile Smith Rowe’s demands for a decision on a treatment plan for a troublesome groin injury prompted the Premier League club to send the midfielder for surgery, which is expected to keep him out until December. The 22-year-old, who had a breakout campaign last season with...

Haaland injury-free after working with City physios – Guardiola

Oct 1 (Reuters) – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said Erling Haaland has overcome injury issues that have hampered him in recent seasons and defended the Premier League club’s decision to send a physiotherapist along with the striker on international duty. Haaland, who joined City from Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund, struggled with a hip flexor...

Tupaea targets playing return in nine months after knee surgery

Oct 1 (Reuters) – All Blacks centre Quinn Tupaea is hoping to return to action ahead of next year’s Rugby World Cup as he prepares for knee surgery on a season-ending injury sustained against Australia last month. Wallabies lock Darcy Swain was banned for six weeks for the controversial clean-out that ruptured the 23-year-old’s knee...

The waiting game: No home run for Judge in return to New York

NEW YORK, Oct 1 (Reuters) – Yankees slugger Aaron Judge’s home run race cooled on familiar turf Friday as the Baltimore Orioles topped the Bronx Bombers 2-1 and a sold-out New York crowd left without the history-making moment they craved. Baltimore catcher Adley Rutschman scored the go-ahead run in the sixth inning on a wild...

1st October

2022 Super Deans: MBHS to face SGS in U18 final

Marist Brothers High School defeated Ba Provincial Freebird Institute 17-13 to book a date with Suva Grammar School in the under-18 division final of  the Vodafone Super Deans next week. SGS had earlier defeated Natabua High School 30-26 in the first semi-final. The finals will be held at Lautoka’s Churchill Park.

2022 Raluve Trophy: Lautoka schools clash in U18 final

It will be an all-Sugar City final in the Weet-Bix Raluve under-18 grade when Natabua High School faces neighbours Jasper Williams High School next Saturday at Lautoka’s Prince Charles Park. Jasper Williams beat St John’s College 19-10 while Natabua had slow start to beat St Bedes College 12-7 in the semi-finals. More in tomorrow’s edition...

Fiji teams in learning experience after losses

“If we want to be the best we have to play against the best and Australia is one of the best teams.” Those were the words of the Fiji Schoolboys Under-18 Rugby League team manager Cabelawa Kotoimakogai after they were hammered 58-13 by the Australian Schoolboys side in the inaugural Vuvale Shield Challenge in Suva...

2022 Raluve Trophy: NHS through to Raluve U18 final

The Natabua High School side beat St Bedes College 12-7 at Prince Charles Park in Nadi to book its place in the Weet-Bix Raluve under-18 final. St Bedes got off to a flying start to score a converted try and led 7-0 after two minutes into the game. Natabua hit back in the final minute...

2022 Super Deans: Ra High beats RKS to secure U19 final spot

The Ra High School side will feature in the final of the under-19 grade at the 2022 Vodafone Super Deans Rugby competition. This after the side beat Ratu Kadavulevu School 20-18 in the semi-final. RKS led 13-10 at half-time. More in tomorrow’s edition of The Sunday Times.   

Bula Boys finish third

A goal in the 90th minute by Christopher Wasasala ensured Fiji a third place finish at the Melanesian Spearhead Group Prime Ministers Cup with a 1-nil win over the Solomon Islands in Vanuatu yesterday. Just when it looked like the bronze medal match was heading into extra-time, Wasasala capitalised on a free kick by Muni...

2022 Super Deans: SGS through to U17 final

The Suva Grammar School under-17 team is a match away from retaining its title after beating a strong Queen Victoria School challenge in their Vodafone Super Deans semi-final at Prince Charles Park in Nadi. The champion from Veiuto won 14-9 despite carrying injuries before the match. Coach Tevita Koroi said stern advices and support from...

2022 Super Deans: RKS to face MBHS in U14 showdown

A NEW Vodafone Super Deans under-14 champion will be crowned next week. The new will be decided Ratu Kadavulevu School and Marist Brothers High School in the final at Churchill Park in Lautoka next Saturday. RKS dethroned holders Suva Grammar School in the first semi-final at Prince Charles Park in Nadi this morning. The teams...

IDC live on PPV television

Good news for football fans as the 2022 Courts Inter District Championship will be live on television. The Fiji Football Association confirmed all 22 games played at the HFC Bank Stadium will be shown live on FBC TV’s Pop-up channel on the Walesi platform. Fiji FA chief executive officer Mohammed Yusuf confirms they have agreed...

Ba football suspends five players

The Ba Football Association has suspended five players from the team, four days out from the Courts Inter District Championship. “The following players have been suspended until their case is heard: Malakai Tiwa, Narend Rao, Misiwane Nairube, Savenaca Nakalevu and Shaneel Narayan,” stated Ba FA on its official Facebook page. “We highly promote discipline amongst...

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