Archive for August 26th, 2017

Fijian Drua coach picks team for NRC

Fijian Drua coach picks team for NRC

The Fiji Rugby Union and Fijian Drua Coach Senirusi Seruvakula has today released the Fijian Drua Squad to the 2017 National Rugby Championship following three intensive weeks of preparation. Seruvakula has trimmed his squad to 34 players and will further reduced it to 26 who willtravel to Australia for two matches. All players selected are […]

IS ‘certainly a threat’ to Australia, PM warns

IS ‘certainly a threat’ to Australia, PM warns

Australia could be directly threatened by Islamic State’s operations in the southern Philippines, Malcolm Turnbull has warned. IS has released a graphic propaganda video threatening to harm Australia in retribution for deploying the Air Force to spy on the terrorist operation. The video calls for Muslims in South-East Asia to join the fight in the […]

Fiji spend $778 million on food imports

Fiji spend $778 million on food imports

The country’s food import bills over the last five years show an average spend of around $778 million. According to Agriculture Minister Inia Seruiratu, this is way too high given that a majority of commodities imported can be produced locally. He says this is the reason Government is working on helping the local sector to […]

Thousands evacuated as US faces most powerful storm in 12 years

Thousands evacuated as US faces most powerful storm in 12 years

A Gulf of Mexico storm has rapidly intensified and could be the biggest hurricane to hit the mainland United States in 12 years, taking aim at the heart of country’s oil refining industry. Forecasters labelled Harvey a “life-threatening storm” that posed a “grave risk”. Hurricane Harvey is forecast to make landfall late on Friday or […]

All Blacks prepared for physical Wallabies

All Blacks prepared for physical Wallabies

THE All Blacks will be on high alert for the wounded Wallabies to get punchy in the second Test in Dunedin after the corresponding fixture last year turned spiteful to trigger a “Cold War” between the teams. Coleman was ruled out with a shoulder injury after the big Force forward aggravated the problem on Thursday […]

Oceania Rugby keen to get more from accreditation system

Oceania Rugby keen to get more from accreditation system

After a ten day ‘superweek’ in Fiji, featuring coaches and referees from around the Pacific, Oceania Rugby are keen to press ahead with plans to raise skill levels by putting classroom learning into wider practice. The regional organisation wants to expand its core group of qualified coaches and match officials by providing a programme of […]