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Labasa’s Krishna is Wellington’s Sportsman of the Year

BABASIGA wonderboy and international football star Roy Krishna continues to bag awards, this time winning the Wellington Sportsman of the Year award last night. Krishna posted on his official Facebook Page after the win. “What...

Baber to scout new players at Radradra 7s

FIJI 7s team head coach Gareth Baber will be part of the inaugural Radradra 7s tournament on Taveuni Island this week. This was confirmed yesterday by tournament director Sakiasi Veitogavi. Baber is expected to arrive on the island tomorrow to scout new players and observe some overseas-based reps participating in the tournament. Veitogavi said Baber’s...

Fijian secures world rugby series spot

THE Fijiana 7s side has secured a place in the 2020 HSBC World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series for next season. They won the fourth Challenge Trophy in a row with their 27-10 win over England in the Biarritz 7s final but also secured their place as a core team. Fiji finished 10th on the table,...

Radradra 7s: 24 teams compete on first day; Day one results

TWENTY-four teams competed on the first day of the inaugural Radradra 7s tournament and about 800 spectators gathered to witness four under-20 matches and eight senior men’s teams open the much-anticipated event on Taveuni. Tournament director Sakiasi Veitogavi said the excitement had just begun as they expected more crowd in the next two days. “Today’s...

Olympian inspires Fijians

FIJI Swimming continues to develop the sport in the country with the arrival of two Australian swimming Olympians last weekend to undertake swimming classes. While here, Australian Olympians’ Bronte Barratt and Patrick Murphy will spend time sharing their skills and experiences with Team Fiji Swimming squad to the Pacific Games. At the Nadi Sports Club...

Nabuli inspires locals

FORMER Wallabies winger Etonia Nabuli said the Radradra 7s tournament would help local players understand that rugby was a career path. The Boardeux Begles Club player in France said rugby in Fiji had always been played with the mentality of winning and he hoped that local players could see the sport as a career they...

Krishna to try and avail his service for Fiji football

INDIA-bound Fijian International Roy Krishna will be available for Fiji whenever the need arises. The former Wellington Phoenix striker confirmed earlier this week he is joining India Super League side ATK. Krishna said he may not be able to come for all national matches but he will do his best to present himself whenever required....

Brazil authorities put freeze on Neymar mansions amid tax dispute

SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Paris Saint-Germain striker Neymar’s off-pitch woes continue to mount, as Brazilian tax authorities put a freeze on dozens of his mansions and other properties amid a long-running tax dispute, local media reported Monday. The Folha de S.Paulo newspaper reported that Brazilian authorities blocked 36 properties in Brazil as they seek 69...

Possession key for Cameroon clash, says New Zealand’s Longo

(Reuters) – New Zealand’s slim hopes of making it to the knockout rounds of the women’s World Cup for the first time will depend on denying Cameroon possession in their last Group E game in Montpellier on Thursday, midfielder Annalie Longo has said. The ‘Football Ferns’ are bottom of the group and need a hefty...

Australia goes Kerr-azy after four-goal blitz at World Cup

(Reuters) – Tributes rained down on Sam Kerr in Australia on Wednesday after the striker-captain became the nation’s first player – male or female – to score a World Cup hat-trick in a four-goal blitz of Jamaica. Kerr did it all by herself in Grenoble on Tuesday, firing the Socceroos to a 4-1 win over...

Former UEFA head Platini detained in Qatar World Cup investigation

PARIS (Reuters) – Michel Platini, the former head of European football association UEFA, was detained for questioning by French police on Tuesday over the awarding of the 2022 World Cup football tournament to Qatar, a judicial source told Reuters. Platini’s lawyer, William Bourdon, said his client was innocent of all charges and that he was...

19th June

Semenya to chase fast 800m at Prefontaine Classic

(Reuters) – Caster Semenya will get another chance at her favourite event, the 800 metres, when the South African competes in the June 30 Prefontaine Classic in California, her agent and meeting officials told Reuters on Tuesday. The race will be the first at the distance for the double Olympic champion since the Swiss Federal...

Wrong to remove World Cup fans advocating for Iranian women – FIFA

(Reuters) – World soccer governing body FIFA says it was wrong for stewards to intervene and remove two fans at a women’s World Cup match in France on Saturday because they advocated for Iranian women to be allowed into stadiums in the middle eastern country. Two supporters were forced to leave a match in Grenoble...

Glory days gone for Jamaican men, but female sprinters still excel

KINGSTON, Jamaica (Reuters) – As Jamaica prepares to select their world championship team, the exhilarating days of the nation’s male sprinters, led by Usain Bolt, dominating the world are gone, two of the Caribbean island’s top coaches say. While the country’s female sprinters continue to excel, the men do not rank among the year’s best...

Radradra 7s: More spectators expected; First day results

THE first day of the Radradra rugby sevens tournament ignited a flare of interest for the people of Taveuni and more spectators are expected to be part of the tournament tomorrow. Tournament director Sakiasi Veitogavi said the excitement had just begun as they expect more people over the next two days. “Today’s games were just...

All Black’s Smith recovers just in time for Highlanders

ALL Blacks fullback Ben Smith has recovered just in time for the Highlanders and has been named to start for Friday’s quarter-final clash against the Crusaders in Christchurch, TVNZ reports. It reported that Smith had been sidelined since May 4 when he injured his leg and although it was hoped he would play in last...

Radradra 7s: Former Fiji playmaker confident in local talents

FORMER Flying Fijian fullback Metuisela Talebula is confident that some local talents that will be displayed at the Radradra rugby 7s tournament have more to offer for Fiji rugby and the world. Speaking from experience, the former Fiji 7s playmaker wants to see players rise to stardom and look back at the Radradra tournament as a...

Coach Baber to scout at Radradra 7s tournament

FIJI Airways Fiji 7s team coach Gareth Baber will be at the Radradra rugby 7s tournament that kicked off in Taveuni on Vanua Levu today. Tournament media and marketing officer James Vunituraga confirmed with The Fiji Times that Baber will be at the tournament on Friday and Saturday. Not only the Welshman will meet some...

State of Origin: Teams from Ba Province to clash in Vanua Cup final

THE Vodafone Vanua Cup final between Lautoka and Yasawa at Prince Charles Park in Nadi this Saturday is likened to the Australia Rugby League State of Origin series. The two teams from the Ba Province are a close-knit family however on the field they are fierce rivals. Yasawa created history last Saturday after overcoming Ovalau...

10,000-plus spectators expected at inaugural Radradra 7s

MORE than 10,000 spectators in Taveuni and the nearby islands are expected to come and witness the Radradra 7s which has attracted more overseas-based local reps than any other local tournament. The inaugural Radradra rugby sevens tournament organisers are locked and loaded to run one of the much-anticipated local tournament renowned across the country at...

Wara plans for football career move

NINETEEN-YEAR-old Scott Wara is working out plans with his manager regarding his next assignment. The lanky Ra Native said he and his agent were in the process of picking a new club. He is registered with the Stoke City football club. “I’m just looking at all the options from the other clubs and just so...

‘Back to my roots’, says Babasiga wonderboy of ATK sign-up

FIJIAN wonderboy Roy Krishna has signed with Hero India Super League club Amra Team Kolkata (ATK). ATK is a professional football club based in Kolkata. Krishna, 31, said making the decision wasn’t easy for him but it was about going back to his roots where it all began from. “Our forefathers came to Fiji 140...

18th June

Investec Super Rugby: Brumbies star announces his retirement

BRUMBIES star Christian Lealiifano will retire from Super Rugby at the end of the season, taking up a lucrative offer to play in Japan that was “too hard to turn down”. According to ABC News the 31-year-old’s decision to say sayonara to the club after 12 years and 148 matches came less than two years...

Sebastian Singh during training at Samabula gym yesterday. Picture ATU RASEA

Sebastian “The Sniper” to defend title

BOXER Sebastian “The Sniper” Singh will defend his middle weight title against Siliveni Nawai next weekend. Sing said it will be a tough fight. “It has taken two years to finally have this match,” he said. “Nawai was up there making his name in another weight while I made my name in a different division....

Radradra 7s: Teams, overseas based players arrive in Taveuni

TEAMS and players that are gearing up for the inaugural Radradra rugby 7s tournament has arrived at Taveuni Island this afternoon.   More than 10 teams from Viti Levu arrived at the Garden Island of Fiji with some renowned overseas based players  and national reps such as Fiji Airways Fiji 7s winger Aminiasi Tuimaba, Terio...

Roy joins Hero India Super League Club ATK

FIJIAN wonder boy Roy Krishna will feature in the Hero India Super League football competition from this August. The former Wellington Phoenix football star and reigning Hyundai A League Johnny Warren Medalist announced that he will join Hero India Super League Club ATK. In a statement, the Siberia, Labasa marksman said he had a good...

Cricket World Cup: Bangladesh beats West Indies

SHAKIB Al Hasan’s sublime unbeaten 124 helped Bangladesh pull off the second highest chase in World Cup history with a dominant seven-wicket win over West Indies this morning. Set 322 for victory, the Tigers made a rapid start but lost two quick wickets to leave the game evenly poised at 133-3 off 19 overs. But...

Radradra 7s: France based Nabuli support for grassroots rugby in Fiji

FRANCE based rugby player Eto Nabuli is looking forward to be part of the inaugural Radradra rugby sevens tournament in Taveuni this week. The Boardeux Begles winger wants to be part of Semi Radradra’s quest of developing grassroots rugby in the island. “It’s all about giving back to my country through rugby development and I...

World Rugby U20 Championship: Georgia defeats Fiji in 9th place playoff

THE Vodafone Fiji U20 side suffered a shock 12-8 defeat at the hands of Georgia in the 9th place playoff match at the World Rugby U20 Championship in Argentina this morning. Fiji led 5-nil at half-time and increased the lead to 8-nil in the second spell. Georgia scored two tires in the last quarter of...

Ba beats Suva to keep lead

BA maintained its unbeaten run in the Vodafone Premier League after beating Suva 3-1 at the Fiji Football Academy Ground at Namosau on the weekend. It was sweet revenge for the Men in Black after the side lost to the Capital City boys in a penalty shoot-out during the semi-final of the Vodafone Fiji FACT...

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