Rugby League

17th January

2021 RLWC Pools drawn

THE Vodafone Fiji Bati side has been drawn in a tough pool for the 2021 Rugby League World Cup. Fiji has been drawn with defending champions Australia, Scotland and Italy in Pool B. Pool A...

16th January

Silktails ready to fly as Lautoka to host ten rugby league games

THE Kaiviti Silktails will host all ten home games of the Ron Massey Cup (RMC) competition at Churchill Park in Lautoka. On Wednesday, legendary Australian Kangaroos prop Petero Civoniceva and Lautoka City Council (LCC) chief executive officer Jone Nakauvadra officially announced Churchill Park as the home base for the Kaiviti Silktails which is a new...

Chiefs call in Thomson as injury cover

Former All Black loose forward Adam Thomson has joined the Chiefs Super Rugby side as injury cover for the pre-season, completing a comeback from a spinal infection in 2017 that almost forced him to quit. At this stage the 37-year-old Thomson only’s only with the Warren Gatland side until early next month but his stay...

New Crusaders coach racing to get up to speed

The Crusaders new defensive coach Mark Jones isn’t expecting to make any major changes to the three-time defending Super Rugby champions. The former Wales winger has signed a two year deal that will also have him involved with the Canterbury side in the national provincial competition. His appointment continues the trend of the Super Rugby...

15th January

Costin gives thumbs up

FIJI Bati head coach Brandon Costin is happy with the Kaiviti Silktails players’ fitness level after a three-week break. The players had a fitness test yesterday. “They have improved and our bigger guys have lost weight, their fitness level has improved and it shows they are being committed over the break,” Costin said. “These players...

Duo ink AFL deal

“Not everybody will get a chance to play rugby or rugby league, and there are many more doors to walk through if you put your mind to it.” This is the comment of Australian Football League (AFL) Fiji player Jiuta Vateitei, who is set to depart Fiji soon after securing a professional contract to play...

13th January

Costin: Ron Massey Cup biggest challenge for Fijian players

VODAFONE Fiji Bati and Kaiviti Silktails coach Brandon Costin says the New South Wales Rugby League Ron Massey Cup will be the biggest challenge yet for local-based players seeking professional contracts overseas. “It is very early days,” Costin said. “This is the biggest challenge yet for our local players. Playing in this competition will improve...

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