Category: Sports

Kerevi fit and ready to face the All Blacks

Kerevi fit and ready to face the All Blacks

Queensland Reds centre Samu Kerevi has been named in the Wallabies’ starting side to take on the All Blacks in this Saturday’s opening Bledisloe Cup Test in Sydney. The match will be Kerevi’s first in Australian colours since October last year, after the impressive young centre missed out on the Wallabies Spring Tour last year […]

Commission hand over $300K for Fijian Drua’s NRC preparations

Commission hand over $300K for Fijian Drua’s NRC preparations

The Fiji National Sports Commission has chipped in 300 thousand dollars grant to Fiji Rugby Union in preparation for Australia’s National Rugby Championship. Sports Commission chairperson, Peter Mazey, says they will continue to show their support to the team during the season. “The fund is coming from the government grant. The government is always supportive […]

Genia signs two-year deal with Rebels

Genia signs two-year deal with Rebels

Wallabies scrum half Will Genia has signed a two-year deal with the Melbourne Rebels in a major coup for the struggling Super Rugby club. The 29-year-old had been expected to slot back into his old team, the Queensland Reds, after returning home from a stint with Parisian club Stade Francais. But last week, Genia cast […]

Tabakaucoro included in Fiji 7s training squad

Tabakaucoro included in Fiji 7s training squad

Pacific sprint king Banuve Tabakaucoro has been included in the Vodafone Fiji 7s wider training squad. Coach Gareth Baber has confirmed this to Fijivillage this morning as he continues his work with players in the gym before assembling the squad next month. Baber says Tabakaucoro has a lot of work to do if he is to […]

Jarryd Hayne’s feud with Neil Henry still unresolved

Jarryd Hayne’s feud with Neil Henry still unresolved

A lengthy meeting has failed to resolve a rift between Gold Coast Titans coach, Neil Henry and his star player Jarryd Hayne. Titans board members joined Henry, Hayne and club chief executive Graham Annesley at a three-hour meeting this afternoon. The meeting was called after Hayne declared he would leave the club if the coach […]

Fiji International to be live streamed in Australia

Fiji International to be live streamed in Australia

AUSTRALIA golf fans will be able to watch all four rounds of the Fiji International live and free thanks to PGA TV and powered by TaylorMade. “We launched PGA TV this year to ensure Australian golf fans could watch more golf. We have already seen great success with our live stream of the Victorian PGA […]

Wests Tigers stun Manly Sea Eagles 30-26

Wests Tigers stun Manly Sea Eagles 30-26

The Wests Tigers have dented Manly’s prospects of a top-four finish and boosted their own prospects of avoiding the wooden spoon in a thrilling 30-26 comeback win at Leichhardt Oval. The Tigers trailed 20-6 at the break after first-half try doubles to Manly captain Daly Cherry-Evans and Akila Uate. The home team roared back after […]

FRU to bid for a Fijian leg of the HSBC World 7s Series

FRU to bid for a Fijian leg of the HSBC World 7s Series

The President of the Fiji Rugby Union and Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has announced the FRU will be bidding for a Fijian leg of the HSBC World Sevens Series to be played in Fiji. Bainimarama made this announcement at the Fiji Rugby Union Dinner and Commemoration of the Gold Medal Victory Anniversary last night. Bainimarama […]

Western Force cut from Super Rugby as ARU chief Pulver resigns

Western Force cut from Super Rugby as ARU chief Pulver resigns

The Western Force have been axed from the Super Rugby competition after the Australian Rugby Union (ARU) resolved to discontinue the franchise’s licence from next year. The Force had been arguing an alliance agreement signed last August with the ARU guaranteed the club’s survival until at least the end of the current broadcast deal in […]

Hurricanes officials in Fiji scouting for young rugby players

Hurricanes officials in Fiji scouting for young rugby players

Two high performance officials from the New Zealand Super Rugby franchise the Hurricanes and a Japanese club were at Ratu Kadavulevu School yesterday to scout for potential rugby players and offer them an opportunity to pursue their rugby in New Zealand. Speaking to Fijivillage, Hurricanes Recruitment and Development Manager, Darren Larsen says they are focusing […]

Fitness is major factor in Fijian team – Cawanibuka

Fitness is major factor in Fijian team – Cawanibuka

The Fijian team to the National Rugby Competition will need to work on their fitness level if they want to match the standard in the Australian rugby union. Trainer Nacanieli Cawanibuka says, the momentum and pace of rugby played in Australia is intense compared to Fiji. “I had a look at the GPS data from […]

Radradra ties knot with fiancee Fifita

Radradra ties knot with fiancee Fifita

Three months after facing a brutal battle against domestic violence charges, Semi Radradra has tied the knot with his fiancee Vika Fifita. The Paramatta Eels try‑scoring winger put almost 12 months of turmoil behind him to marry Fifita who Radrarda says is the best thing that has ever happened to him. In a post on […]

Julian Savea dropped as Steve Hansen names All Blacks squad

Julian Savea dropped as Steve Hansen names All Blacks squad

JULIAN Savea remains on the periphery of the All Blacks after being left out of Steve Hansen’s 33-man squad for the Rugby Championship, which kicks off against the Wallabies in Sydney on August 19. Savea, New Zealand’s equal second highest tryscorer of all time with 46, was left out of the All Blacks’ side for […]

36 players start camp for NRC competition

36 players start camp for NRC competition

36 players have started their camp today as Senirusi Seruvakula prepares his team for their opening match of the National Rugby Championship in Australia on the 2nd of next month. Seruvakula says it is new level of game time as compared to the Warriors. He says the team will work on their physical strengths and […]

Young fan left in tears after meeting his NRL hero

Young fan left in tears after meeting his NRL hero

ASHTON Azzopardi woke up Monday morning still clutching the pair of pink football boots. The 10-year-old Wests Tigers fan was so starstruck by his Sunday afternoon at the football that he didn’t know if it was all a dream. But his emotional reaction after meeting his hero, Tigers fullback James Tedesco, gave Ashton an experience […]