Rugby League

Kaiviti Silktail’s Tutuvili on the rise

It doesn’t seem a likely transition to go from the second row in rugby union to the wing in Rugby League but Kaiviti Silktails player Viliame Tutuvili has done it with ease. He was a striking feature in the Silktails 30-16 win over the Ryde-Eastwood Hawks in Round Seven in the Ron Massey Cup last...

Raiders honour winger Nadruku

The Canberra Raiders Rugby League club held its 40th Anniversary Gala last Saturday and commemorated its past players who contributed immensely to the club inducting four players to its Hall of Fame. One notable name among those four is 54-year-old Namatakula, Nadroga, man Noa Nadruku. He was unable to attend the Gala as he is...

Parrmatta Eels coach Brad Arthur defends favouritism calls over son Jake

Parramatta coach Brad Arthur won’t be deterred from selecting his teenage son again despite being accused of nepotism in the bitter aftermath to last Saturday’s 35-4 NRL loss to North Queensland. Angry fans took to social media to express their frustration, with 19-year-old Jake Arthur made the scapegoat for the heavy defeat in Darwin. The...

Tryless Reece Walsh wants to talk more to get off duck at Warriors

Reece Walsh may have put talk about his future to rest by categorically stating he’ll be with the Warriors in New Zealand next year, but says he’s now got to sort out how he’s playing. The Warriors star is one of only three fullbacks going into round nine who’s yet to score a try in...

Ash Taylor retires from Warriors

Warriors halfback Ash Taylor has been forced into early retirement on medical advice. The 27-year-old has osteoarthritis and played just one game for the Warriors this season because of hip problems. Taylor had played for the Brisbane Broncos, Gold Coast Titans and the Warriors over the career that spanned 116 games. “Three shoulder reconstructions, two...

Silktails down Hawks

The Kaiviti Silktails rugby league side defeated the Eastwood Hawks 30-16 in a round seven match of the 2022 Ron Massey Cup in Australia yesterday. The Silktails outscored their opponents five tries to three. Forward Meli Nasau scored a brace of tries while Sunia Naruma and Manasa Kalou grabbed a try each. Dillion Logen, Alofipo...

Shaun Johnson continues to step up when it matters most for Warriors

Last season when a Warriors game came down to a golden point shoot-out, it was almost inevitable that they were going to lose. Not so this year. Shaun Johnson kicked the golden point winner in the 21-20 victory over the Raiders on Saturday in Redcliffe to make it the second time this season he’s won...

Nathan Brown proud of the fight Warriors showed in golden point win over Raiders

Warriors coach Nathan Brown saw the fight and resilience he wanted from his team in the 21-20 win over the Raiders on Saturday, but admits it wasn’t a great performance. Monday’s 70-10 loss to the Storm was the club’s worst ever defeat and having lost four players from that game through injury and suspension, the signs...

NZ Warriors’ Chanel Harris-Tavita played with ruptured testicle in Storm loss

No one could accuse Chanel Harris-Tavita of not giving his all for the NZ Warriors in their humiliating loss to the Melbourne Storm. Harris-Tavita has had surgery for a ruptured testicle which may sideline him for a month. The injury came in the 34th minute of the Warriors’ 70-10 capitulation to the Storm in their...

Tourney sets platform for women

Fiji National Rugby League acting chief executive officer Don Natabe says the APCO Fiji 9s Series has set a platform in the development of women and young men in rugby league. Natabe said the inclusion of women and youths in the sport had made competition exciting and provided equal representation, not only domestically but as...

Ravalawa, Sims in Dragons side

Fiji Bati duo Mikaele Ravalawa and Tariq Sims have been named as St George Illawarra coach Anthony Griffin confirmed his mandatory 24-man squad ahead of the Dragons’ Round 7 traditional Anzac Day clash against the Sydney Roosters at the Sydney Cricket Ground. The Dragons have named an unchanged 17 following their 21-16 win over the...

No apology to Warriors or fans from NRL’s Graham Annesley following controversial loss to Roosters

Match officials in the Roosters and Warriors NRL match “made a rod for their own back” with inconsistencies but if the New Zealand club’s fans were looking for an apology, they will be left sorely disappointed. A number of controversial calls went against the Warriors during its 22-14 loss to the Roosters on Sunday but the Warriors downplayed...

‘It works’: How a NASA engineer may have ended rugby league’s forward pass controversy

The age-old issue of definitively ruling on forward passes appears a step closer to being solved after a trial of revolutionary technology during the NRLW season was hailed a success. London-based firm Sportable, which inserts a microchip into the Steeden to determine whether the ball leaves a player’s hands forwards or backwards, teamed up with...

Jackson Hastings the hero as Tigers stun Eels with last-ditch drop goal in NRL

Jackson Hastings was the hero for the Wests Tigers against Parramatta, kicking a match-winning field goal in the final seconds to snatch a 21-20 win. Hastings was part of a new-look spine fielded by besieged coach Michael Maguire and had a hand in everything the Tigers did right, on his return from suspension. With the...

Silktails set to stretch wings

Kaiviti Silktails winger Osea Natoga and first five-eighth Rusiate Baleitamavua will make their debut when they take on Hills Bulls in the Ron Massey Cup competition in Sydney today. Coach Wes Naiqama has picked his side to face joint competition leaders Hills Bulls and will be witnessed by a strong Fijian support group at North...

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