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21st November

All Blacks flanker Ardie Savea ‘refocused’ for Italy Test, still ‘sore’ after Ireland loss

(TVNZ) – The All Blacks are still feeling the hurt after losing to Ireland 16-9 last Sunday in Dublin, but flanker Ardie Savea says his side are have shifted their focus to the next task...

Sheikh Ahmad steps aside as IOC member pending outcome of Ethics Commission hearing

LAUSANNE, 20 NOVEMBER 2018 (INSIDE THE GAMES) – Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah has stepped aside temporarily from his roles and responsibilities as an International Olympic Committee (IOC) member and chairman of the Olympic Solidarity Commission, pending the outcome of an IOC Ethics Commission hearing over the alleged forging of videos. It comes with the official...

20th November

IOC warns Taiwan name-change could cost country right to compete at Tokyo 2020

TAIPEI, 20 NOVEMBER 2018 (INSIDE THE GAMES) – The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has warned Taiwan could lose its right to compete at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games if a referendum seeking to change its name for the event passes. Taiwan is due to vote on Saturday (November 24) on whether the island should compete...

Manu Samoa left to rue untimely injuries

APIA, 20 NOVEMBER 2018 (RNZ PACIFIC) – Injuries and concussion conspired to thwart the Manu Samoa rugby team’s hopes of a first victory in Georgia. The tourists led 19-3 just before the interval in Tbilisi, following tries from Filo Paulo, JJ Taulagi and Ahsee Tuala, but failed to scored in the second spell as the...

OFC Women’s Nations Cup: Positive start for Fiji, New Zealand

NOUMEA (OFC) – Fiji snatched their first win in Group B of the OFC Women’s Nations Cup with a 3-0 victory against Cook Islands this evening at Stade Numa Daly in Noumea. Meanwhile New Zealand showed they will be leaving nothing to chance, seeing off Tonga in determined fashion with an 11-0 win. Heading into...

Fiji Bati residents introduced to yoga for post-game recovery

FIJI Bati residents have taken a different step into injury prevention and recovery post-games by yoga sessions conducted by Nadi-based Ashtanga Yoga Team manager Chris Tomlinson said yoga was a popular recovery method for rugby. “Yoga is increasing in popularity with all the rugby codes and it is something I was keen to introduce during...

2018 Sukuna Bowl: Gloves on at annual boxing program

THE gloves were on as the annual Sukuna Bowl boxing program began today at Tuvasu Hall, Queen Elizabeth Barracks in Nabua. “It is a contest that always brings the best out of the two forces in one of the most intense engagements of the competition, second to the Sukuna Bowl challenge itself,” said Police team...

Flying Fijians remain in 10th spot

THE Fiji Airways Flying Fijians remain on 10th spot in the latest World Rugby rankings released today. Despite thrashing 18th-placed Uruguay 68-7 last Sunday, the Flying Fijians stayed behind ninth-placed Argentina and eighth-placed France. Fiji will play France in their last match of the northern tour at 9.45am this Sunday, November 25. Meanwhile, New Zealand...

NRL star released on bail, faces a charge of aggravated sexual assault: Aussie media reports

Jarryd Hayne was released on bail in the early hours of today after being charged with aggravated sexual assault and will face court next month, according to reports by news.com.au. According to the Australian news website, the out-of-contract NRL star handed himself into police yesterday afternoon after a sexual assault allegation was made by a...

2018 Sukuna Bowl: RFMF footballers win title

THE RFMF football team has won the 2018 Sukuna Bowl competition defeating Police 2-nil in Suva today. Goals from Epeli Saukuru and Christopher Wasasala were enough to hand the trophy to the army brigade after a lapse of three years. Team defender and national rep Kolinio Sivoki said it was a tough match. “It was...

Oceania women’s 15s: Samoa thumps Tonga on Fijian soil

SAMOA thumped Tonga 68-7 in their Oceania Women’s 15s encounter at Lautoka’s Churchill Park this afternoon. The Samoans played structured rugby and outclassed their opponents throughout the game. The side also defeated Papua New Guinea in its opening match and to face the Fijians in the decider match this weekend.

2018 Sukuna Bowl: Army football team leads Police at half time

The RFMF football side is leading Police 1-nil at half time in the 2018 Sukuna Bowl competition. The lone goal was scored by Epeli Saukuru. Police are the defending champions of the football competition.

Seven new inclusions as Fiji continues build-up for Dubai 7s

THE Fiji Airways Fiji 7s rugby team continues their build-up towards the first leg of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series in Dubai at the end of the month. A total of 18 players are training in the extended squad whereby seven are the new inclusions to the side. Kalione Nasoko, Jerry Tuwai, Amenoni Nasilasila,...

Fiji women defeats Cook Is in Oceania opening match

THE Vodafone Fiji women’s football side defeated Cook Islands 3-nil in their opening match at the Oceania Nations Cup last night. Goals from Cema Nasau and Trina Davis put Fiji ahead 2-nil at the break. Luisa Tamanitoakula headed in the third in the second spell. In another match, New Zealand thumped Tonga 11-nil.

Timely message for Sukuna Bowl teams

THE 2018 Sukuna Bowl Challenge was opened in style yesterday in Suva. With the theme ‘Zero Tolerance on Violence Against Women and Children’ four children were chief guests at the opening ceremony at the National Netball Centre at Laucala Bay, Suva. Republic of Fiji Military Forces representative, Akuila Niumataiwalu, 12, said he was honoured to...

Tiwa scores lone goal; Yalalevu crowned club champ

IT was an all Ba affair, as Yalelevu Football Club took home for the first time the National Club Championship title defeating neighbours Nailaga Football Club 1-0 at the Fiji Football Academy ground in Vatuwaqa yesterday. National football rep and Ba midfielder Malakai Tiwa scored the only goal of the match to seal the win...

Oceania women’s rugby: Fiji and PNG in final

IT will be a repeat of the 2016 final when the Fiji Airways Fijiana XVs take on Papua New Guinea during the second round of the Oceania Rugby 2018 Women’s Rugby Championship at Churchill Park in Lautoka this afternoon. The Fijiana VXs claimed the inaugural title after beating PNG 37-10 at the ANZ Stadium in...

Final test: Sewabu says Flying Fijians can match French XV

THE Fiji Airways Flying Fijians will take the positives from their 68-7 win over Uruguay to boost its campaign against France this weekend, says Koli Sewabu. The former Flying Fijians flanker who has played twice against the French team said Fiji had the ability to match its opposition in all facets of the game. He...

Muscles in bikinis

YOUNG entrepreneur Priyanka Singh had not always dreamt about going on stage to compete in a bodybuilding competition. After watching a bodybuilding show where there was not much female participation, the 21-year-old challenged herself to try out for the Mr and Miss Fiji competition. For a first-timer on stage, Singh won gold in the women’s bikini category at...

19th November

2018 Sukuna Bowl: Clean sweep for RFMF in volleyball competition

THE Republic of Fiji Military Force has made a clean sweep of all three titles in the volleyball competition of the 2018 Sukuna Bowl competition. In the wives competition, Army Wives beat Police Wives three sets to nil. In the Service Women’s grade, Army Service Women beat Police Service Women three sets to one. In...

Yalalevu wins the Vodafone National Club Championship title

THE Yalalevu football side from Be has won the 2018 Vodafone National Club Championship title. The Shalen Lal coached side edged Nailaga FC 1-nil in the final. National and Ba midfielder Malakai Tiwa scored the winner in the 44th minute with a header. Nailaga FC captain Saula Waqa was sent off midway through the first...

Fijiana expects a tough game against PNG

THE Fiji Airways Fijiana 15s side is expecting a tougher competition when it takes on Papua New Guinea in its second match at the Oceania Women’s Rugby Championship. The Fijian side hardly got out of first gear in their 53-8 win over Tonga last Saturday. PNG had a good game but lost narrowly 56-45 against...

OFC Nations Cup: Fiji to play the Cooks at 6pm

THE Vodafone Fiji football national women’s team will play Cook Islands in its OFC Nations Cup opener today. The Marika Rodu coached side had its first training session in New Caledonia yesterday. Other teams in the pool are New Zealand and Tonga. Fiji takes on Cook Islands at 6pm today.

Collaborating physical education and support to help children

HENRY Elder Sr, one of the founding members of the then Fiji Primary Schools Amateur Athletics Association (FPSAAA) which is now the Fiji Primary Schools Athletics Association, is a firm believer in the importance of regularising physical education in Fijian schools. “We should encourage it to continue because it is very important to the development...

Bridging the gap for children’s success

“PREPARATION is the key to success, said Alexander Graham Bell (late), the Scottish-born scientist, inventor, engineer, and innovator who was among those who invented the first telephones. A Fijian who co-founded what is known today as the Fiji Primary Schools Athletics Association, Henry Elder Sr has the same belief as those who invented our telephones....

Wife Luisa (left), 1 year old Grace with dad Fiji Airways 7's sledge hammer Eroni Sau and 4 year old Esther at their home yesterday prior to leaving for HSBC World 7's at San Fransisco,USA today. Picture: RAMA

Sau soaring to greater heights

FIJIAN 7s rugby sensation Eroni Sau is soaring to greater heights in the Fiji Airways Flying Fijians rugby team circle. The Yasawa flyer is the talk of the Fiji team’s 68-7 big win against Uruguay yesterday in the Europe Tour Test series. The Los Teros lost in Gloucester yesterday morning against a composed Fijian side...

18th November

Ligairi wins fourth Mr Fiji title

VETERAN Bodybuilder Inoke Ligairi won his fourth Mr Fiji title during the  Fiji Bodybuilding competition at the Grand Pacific Hotel on last night. Ligairi was determined to win after losing out in last year’s competition. “I had won this title for three years and last year I didn’t make it but that did not dampen...

Likuvalu says sports has a strong family value

SPORTS has a strong family value in Wallis and Futuna, says its primary schools athletics team coach to the 2018 FMF Chow Games, Yann Likuvalu. The islanders broke the games 21-year-old under-14 boys shotput record and hauled in few medals including gold at the two-day event at the ANZ Stadium, in Suva. It was their...

Boost for Oceania women’s rugby

REDUCING barriers to engage more teams from the Pacific region is a key theme at this year’s Oceania Rugby Women’s Championship which kicked off at Churchill Park in Lautoka on Friday. Four nations Fiji, Samoa, Tonga and Papua New Guinea are participating in the round robin format to decide the women’s XVs champion in the...

17th November

Dee Cees Nadera Panthers wins FNRL 9s tourney

DEE Cees Nadera Panthers survived a tough Coastline Roos onslaught to secure a 12-10 win in the Fiji National Rugby League Sigatoka 9s tournament at Lawaqa Park yesterday. Both teams scored two tries each but the conversion made the difference as Panthers walked away with the $2,000 top prize money. Head coach Vula Dakuitoga said...

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