Rugby

Overseas sporting agents show interest in Uprising 7s

Overseas sporting agents will be eagerly watching this weekend’s Mobil Uprising 7s tournament with a chance of picking some of Fiji’s upcoming stars in the abbreviated. Tournament organiser Ropate Kauvesi said he had been contacted...

Only one men’s national team at Uprising 7s

The Gau Kacau 7s team will feature at this weekends Mobil Uprising 7s after Gareth Baber opted to field only one team this weekend due to injuries. “After medical reviews, coach Baber has decided to field only one team this weekend,” said tournament organiser Ropate Kauvesi. “In light of the bigger picture, we have facilitated...

Sydney Bledisloe unlikely with Perth frontrunner to host All Blacks in 2021

Sydney could miss out on hosting a Bledisloe Cup fixture for the second time in three years and for the first time outside a World Cup year since 2006 as Rugby Australia pushes on to host one match against New Zealand on home soil in Perth. While there is a lot of water to go...

Crusaders hooker Andrew Makalio out for Super Rugby season with neck injury

Crusaders hooker Andrew Makalio has been ruled out for the upcoming Super Rugby season. Makalio injured his neck following a collision while playing for Tasman towards the end of the 2020 Mitre 10 Cup. Subsequent investigations and specialist opinions have determined that surgery is required to manage this. The surgical date has yet to be...

26th January

Pool draw made for 2021 Mobil Uprising 7s tournament

Tabadamu, Uluinakau, Fiji 7s two and Fire have been drawn together in pool B in what has been described as the pool of death of the 2021 Mobil Uprising 7s tournament during the pool draws at the Uprising Beach Resort today. Gareth Baber’s Fiji 7s one leads pool A with Uprising, Cross of Victory and...

Super Rugby: Sneak peak at new jerseys as horror clashes get boot

The five Super Rugby franchises are set to unveil another new set of ‘away’ jerseys as last year’s blue/grey colour scheme is ditched following one of sport’s worst-ever jersey clashes. The Highlanders’ and Bulls’ jerseys in Pretoria last year were so similar that the home side had to change outfits at half-time, while fans also...

Changes loom in Tailevu

New executives are expected to join and enhance Tailevu Rugby Union this year. Union secretary Josefa Turaganivalu revealed this after the TRU meeting on Saturday in Nausori. “We expect to have a new committee this season,” Turaganivalu said. He said TRU would be having its annual general meeting on February 20 to finalise its 2021...

24th January

Baber: Super Series a blessing for Olympics buildup

National 7s coach Gareth Baber says Fiji is lucky to be able to organise and play in a sevens tournament while the rest of the world is in lockdown. Speaking after the final of the opening tournament of the 2021 Super 7s Series at Lawaqa Park in Sigatoka. Baber said the tournament gave our rugby...

23rd January

Uncapped Randall and Odogwu in England squad for Six Nations

LONDON (Reuters) – England’s exciting uncapped duo of Bristol scrumhalf Harry Randall and Wasps wing/centre Paolo Odogwu were the eye-catching names among a 28-man Six Nations squad named by coach Eddie Jones on Friday, but there was no place for Kyle Sinckler. Randall, who is also qualified to represent Wales, has been in sparkling form...

Super 7s: Police Blue win inaugural tournament

The Police Blue side has won the first ever tournament of the Super 7s Series. The Keponi Paul captained side edged Raiwasa Taveuni 7-5 in the final at Sigatoka’s Lawaqa Park this afternoon. Police Blue led 7-nil at halftime. Slight rain before and during the final affected both teams as handling errors took its toll....

Super 7s: Mocenacagi suspended for 12 games; Yamacia dropped from Series

National 7s rep and Yamacia captain Sevuloni Mocenacagi has been suspended for 12 matches on the local 7s calendar. Mocenacagi, while playing for Yamacia in the Bowl semifinal against Fire, was sent off for throwing the ball at referee Paula Racaca. This was Mocenacagi’s second send-off of the tournament after receiving a red card on...

Super 7s: Fire wins Bowl final

The Fire rugby side took out the Bowl competition at the Super 7s Series in Sigatoka. Fire won the Bowl final defeating Wardens 17-7. They led 12-nil at halftime.

Super 7s: Police Blue qualify for Cup final

The Police Blue side had qualified for the final of the Super 7s Series after a hard fought 14-5 win over Dominion Brothers in the first semifinal. Police had two players sin binned in the first spell but held on as both teams rested scoreless. Filipe Sauturaga and Waisea Nacuqu scored a try each to...

Super 7s: Cup semifinals confirmed

The Cup semifinals at the Super 7s Series underway at Sigatoka’s Lawaqa Park have been confirmed. In the first semifinal at 2.20pm, Police Blue plays Barbarian Brothers. The second semifinal at 2.40pm will  see Ratu Filise battle Raiwasa Taveuni.

Super 7s: Ratu Filise through to semis

The Ratu Filise rugby side beat Army 14-nil to book a spot in the semifinal of the Super 7s Series. Ratu Filise led 7-nil at the break and scored another try in the second spell. Ratu Filise will now face Raiwasa Taveuni in the semifinal later this afternoon.

Super 7s: Barbarian Brothers secure semifinal spot defeating Uluinakau

The Barbarian Brothers side secured a semifinal spot at the Super 7s Series after an impressive 19-nil win over Uluinakau in the quarter finals. Jerry Tuwai, Pio Tuwai and Napolioni Bolaca were instrumental in the win. They led 5-nil at the break. Barbarian Brothers will now face Police Blue in the semi final.

Super 7s: Raiwasa Taveuni upset Police White to secure semifinal spot

The Raiwasa Taveuni side edged a galant Police White team 19-14 in extra time at the Super 7s Series quarterfinals. Both teams were tied 14-all at full time. Raiwasa Taveuni will now play the winner of the Ratu Filise-Army quarterfinal.  

Super 7s: Quarterfinals confirmed

The quarterfinals at the inaugural Super 7s Series have been confirmed. After 24 pool games yesterday, competition for main prize is down to eight teams at Sigatoka’s Lawaqa Park today. In the first Cup quarterfinal, Tabadamu takes on Police Blue at 10.20am. The second quarter sees Police White take on Raiwasa Taveuni at 10.40am while...

22nd January

High standard – Baber wants a national team in the series

Fiji sevens head coach Gareth Baber expects the Super 7s Series to set a high standard which will enable players to perform consistently in the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series and the Olympics. Baber has given the concept which kicks off at Lawaqa Park in Sigatoka today his thumbs up. He said the important thing...

Duo in new 7s king parade

Sireli Maqala of Burewai, Ra, and Manueli Maisamoa have different backgrounds, but are bonded by rugby. In the recent past Maqala had been making his name in the Suva rugby circle while Taveuni-born Maisamoa had used his spare time from studies at the Fiji National University to enhance his rugby talents and farming. “I was...

Unknown waters for Raiwasa team

Rugby coaches are like military generals when it comes to war. They cannot prepare a successful battle plan without knowing the enemy. That is the dilemma facing the manager of the Raiwasa Taveuni 7s team, Seba Vulakoro, before the Fiji Rugby Union Super 7s Series starts at Lawaqa Park in Sigatoka today. Raiwasa Taveuni is...

Marist 7s ‘Jewel in the crown’

The annual Fiji Bitter Marist 7s tournament is expected to be the best this year. This was revealed by the organisers and the sponsors of the tournament after it was launched at the Paradise Beverages Ltd headquarters in Suva on Wednesday. Marist Rugby Club president Lawrence Tikaram, while not revealing the prize money for this...

Super 7s: Raiwasa Taveuni beats Police Blue

The Raiwasa Taveuni side upset Police Blue 21-7 in their last pool match at the Super 7s today. Raiwasa Taveuni led 14-7 at halftime. Both teams are through to the quarterfinals tomorrow.

Super 7s: Army beats Uluinakau, through to quarters

The Army rugby side is through to the quarterfinals of the Super 7s Series. Army edged Uluinakau 7-nil in its last pool match Both teams were locked nil all at half time. Army has two wins and a draw after the pool stages. Stay with us as we bring you videos and the latest updates...

Super 7s: Dominion Brothers beat Nawaka in last pool match

The Dominion Brothers side beat Nawaka 10-5 in its last pool match at the Super 7s Series. Both teams were tied 5-all at the break. The two teams will wait for the result of the other matches in their pool to decide their fate in the tournament. Stay with us as we bring you videos...

Super 7s: Tabadamu books quarter-final spot after beating BLK Stallions

The Tabadamu rugby side has booked a spot in the last eight of the Super 7s Series underway at Lawaqa Park in Sigatoka. They beat BLK Stallions 26-7 in their second pool match. The Stallions came into the match in amidst win situation and started well as they led 7-nil early on. Tabadamu scored their...

Super 7s: Eastern Saints goes down to Police White

The Police White rugby side has beaten Eastern Saints 29-14 in their second pool match. Police White led 17-7 at halftime. This is Police White’s second win while the Eastern Saints second defeat. Related story: Super 7s: Police White beat BLK Stallions

Super 7s: Police Blue registers second win

The Police Blue side thumped Fire 28-nil in its second pool match at the Super 7s Series. Police led 14-nil at half time. Waisea Nacuqu led the team to score two more tries in the second spell. Stay with us as we bring you videos and the latest updates from the tournament.

Super 7s: Army and Nawaka share points

The Super 7s Series underway at Sigatoka’s Lawaqa Park has recorded its first draw. Nawaka and Army played to a 10-all draw. The teams rested tied 5-all at halftime. Alosio Naduva captained the Army team and also scored their first try.  

Super 7s: Tabadamu edge Eastern Saints

The Tabadamu rugby side had a hard fought 14-12 win over the Eastern Saints side at the Super 7s Series. Tabadamu led 7-5 at halftime. Eastern Saints is coached by Seremaia Bai. Stay with us as we bring you videos and the latest updates from the tournament.

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