Rugby League

6th December

Momi receives new uniform from Maika Sivo

MOMI rugby sevens team was boosted with a new pair of uniform donated by NRL’s top try scorer Maika Sivo. Sivo who hails from Momi village in Nadroga, returned to Australia last week after he...

NRL announces key rule changes for 2020

The Australian Rugby League Commission (ARLC) has approved a number of key changes ahead of the 2020 NRL Telstra Premiership. The rule and operational changes are as follows: ·         a 20/40 rule will be introduced in addition to the existing 40/20 rule; ·         the “mutual infringement” law will be amended, allowing the referee to replay...

Mahe Fonua believes Super League’s strength can help Tonga win World Cup

LONDON, 06 DECEMBER 2019 (THE SUN UK) – Mahe Fonua believes life in an improved Super League packed with bigger stars can help set up World Cup glory – for Tonga. The Hull three-quarter is back after two years in the NRL and has been joined by national boss Kristian Woolf, who is now in...

5th December

Vunivalu signing raises questions about rugby recruitment tactics

MELBOURNE, 05 DECEMBER 2019 (NRL) – Suliasi Vunivalu still had seven stitches in a cut under his eye when he played for Fiji at Eden Park three weeks after being king hit in a Bali nightclub but he insisted he was never going to miss the Test against Samoa. “It was just a big cut...

4th December

Fiji star Suliasi Vunivalu confirms his move to rugby union

MELBOURNE Storm winger Suliasi Vunivalu will leave rugby league to switch to rugby union at the end of the 2020 NRL season. The 24-year-old will join rugby union team Queensland Reds following the conclusion of the 2020 NRL season with Melbourne. Vunivalu scored 73 tries in 95 games for the Storm, while going over 12...

Israel Folau, Rugby Australia agree on a settlement

FORMER Wallaby Israel Folau has finally settled his explosive legal dispute with Rugby Australia (RA). According to reports by the New Zealand Herald, the 30-year-old was after $14 million in compensation for wrongful termination after RA sacked him for a code of conduct breach when he said on Instagram earlier this year “hell awaits” gay...

3rd December

Silktails work on bonding

AS they gear up towards the New South Wales Ron Massey Cup, the Kaiviti Silktails team is taking every opportunity to get to know each other. Penioni Tagituimua said the players bond was getting stronger each day. “We are all local players and being part of this squad is a blessing to me, they help...

FNRL newly-elected board to meet

THE newly-elected Fiji National Rugby League board will have its first official board meeting this Saturday. Acting chief executive officer Don Natabe confirmed although awaiting the arrival of a number of board members currently overseas, the meeting is planned to go ahead as well as the induction. “It is planned to have the first official...

2nd December

New FNRL board to convene on Saturday

AFTER last weekend’s FNRL annual general meeting, the newly voted in board members are expected to have their first official board meeting and induction this Saturday. “It is planned to have the first official board meeting this Saturday, pending the arrival of newly appointed members currently overseas,” confirmed acting chief executive officer Don Natabe. Appointed...

Israel Folau agreed his post hurt people but said he would not stop, Rugby Australia claims

Rugby Australia claims Israel Folau admitted that his social media post caused harm but maintained that he would continue to post “whatever he likes”. The chief executive of Rugby Australia, Raelene Castle, made the comments outside the federal court in Melbourne on Monday where the sacked Wallabies player and his wife, Maria Folau, were attending...

Silktails way forward

IN its campaign towards the New South Wales Ron Massey Cup tournament, the Kaiviti Silktails have brought on board a new high performance unit manager who arrived into the country last week. Tom Watkins, who was previously part of the Parramatta Eels, will now be the new HPU manager for the Kaiviti Silktails helping coach...

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