Category: Sports

Wallabies lose Sefa Naivalu to long-term injury

Wallabies lose Sefa Naivalu to long-term injury

TWO-TRY flyer Sefa Naivalu has been grounded for at least six weeks with ankle damage that puts him at long odds to face the All Blacks in Sydney on August 19. The injury fallout hurts because Naivalu’s sheer finishing pace was such an eye-catcher in the Wallabies’ rocky ride to victory over Italy in Brisbane […]

Tuisova eyes 2019 Rugby World Cup

Tuisova eyes 2019 Rugby World Cup

Josua Tuisova continues to prove why he’s considered as one of the most feared wingers in the world. On debut, he showed sheer power and strength to break and make tackles, which helped the Vodafone Flying Fijians beat Scotland 27-22 yesterday. The 108kg flyer wants to play for Fiji at the 2019 World Cup and […]

Flying Fijians beat Scotland 27-22

Flying Fijians beat Scotland 27-22

The Vodafone Flying Fijians have caused a major upset as they beat fifth ranked Scotland 27-22 at the ANZ Stadium. Fiji’s flyhalf Ben Volavola scored 17 points after he kicked five penalties and a conversion. Fiji was leading 11-7 half time. Fiji’s try in the first half was scored by Peceli Yato after a Ben […]

Qera praises Vularika and Seniloli

Qera praises Vularika and Seniloli

Vodafone Flying Fijians half-back Serupepeli Vularika and his reserve Henry Seniloli, have a lot to prove in the one-off rugby Test against Scotland this afternoon. Suva’s Vularika makes his second test start this month while Seniloli gets into the squad after missing out the last two games. Flying Fijians skipper Akapusi Qera says they have […]

Andrew Johns’ damning second dig at timid NSW

Andrew Johns’ damning second dig at timid NSW

SHATTERED rugby league immortal Andrew Johns has taken an extraordinary second dig at NSW for their Origin Game 2 sins. The NSW legend was left devastated by a series of Blues blunders in Queensland’s famous 18-16 win at ANZ Stadium and on Wednesday night labelled the second half the “the dumbest half of football NSW […]

Ben Ryan says Fiji must win 7s World Cup

Ben Ryan says Fiji must win 7s World Cup

Olympic gold medal winning coach is here to raise funds for Kolinisau’s wedding Former Vodafone Fijian 7s and 2016 Olympic Games gold medal winning team Coach Ben Ryan arrived in the country yesterday. Speaking to Sunsports, Ryan said the challenge now for our national 7s team is to win next year’s Rugby World Cup Sevens […]

Flying Fijians to pay respect to Ma’afu’s dad

Flying Fijians to pay respect to Ma’afu’s dad

Vodafone Flying Fijians tight Head Prop Campese Ma’afu returned to Australia yesterday and was not considered for the match against Scotland this week. Coach John McKee confirmed that Ma’afu flew to back to Australia to attend his father’s funeral who passed away on Tuesday. He says the team will wear black arm bands in respect […]

Queensland beats NSW 18-16 to send series to decider

Queensland beats NSW 18-16 to send series to decider

Queensland’s remarkable record-breaking dynasty is still alive after an injured Thurston defied 50 minutes of pain to stun the Blues 18-16 in an Origin epic last night at ANZ Stadium. Before a crowd of 82,259, the Blues had one hand on the shield when they withstood a second-half Maroons onslaught to lead 16-12 entering the […]

Blues coach warns Maroons have stronger line-up for Game II

Blues coach warns Maroons have stronger line-up for Game II

Tonight. Sydney Olympic Park. The Blues with the chance to claim their first State of Origin series since 2014. The pressure is on. You can forgive coach Laurie Daley for being nervous when asked if he wished the game would be played last night. “Ah yeah,” he said with a giggle. “It’s a massive build […]

Origin fans, police to turn NSW venue blue

Origin fans, police to turn NSW venue blue

NSW fans hoping their team can bag the State of Origin series in game two tonight are being encouraged to leave their own bags at home. Police have warned of a heightened security presence in the wake of recent terror attacks in Europe. Fans are being urged to behave responsibly when more than 80,000 people […]

Blues quietly confident of beating Queensland in Origin II

Blues quietly confident of beating Queensland in Origin II

New South Wales captain Boyd Cordner says his team is quietly confident it can wrap up the Origin series on Wednesday night, despite the return of two Queensland veterans. The Blues put one hand on the Origin silverware with an ultra-impressive 28-4 victory in the series opener at Lang Park last month. NSW are favourites […]

Scotland coach warns his players on Nakarawa

Scotland coach warns his players on Nakarawa

Scotland rugby coach Gregor Townsend has reminded his players the threat that lanky forward Leone Nakarawa poses to them ahead of their test match this Saturday. Townsend who coached Nakarawa in Glasgow last year knows how dangerous the Olympic Gold medalist can be with his offloads and vision. Nakarawa played another grand game against Italy […]

Fiji needs to get basics right-Nakarawa

Fiji needs to get basics right-Nakarawa

Vodafone Flying Fijians forward Leone Nakarawa says his team will need to get the basics right if they are to beat Scotland this week. Nakarawa was a key member in the team’s 22-19 win over Italy yesterday. “Not the way we played against Australia obviously. We need to pick up from here. Scrums and line-outs […]

Wallabies their own worst enemies in humbling defeat to Scotland

Wallabies their own worst enemies in humbling defeat to Scotland

THE Wallabies could sink to sixth in the world rankings by Monday and coach Michael Cheika will be dropping players for next week’s clash against Italy after substandard efforts allowed Scotland to beat them 24-19 in Sydney on Saturday. Ranked third heading into this weekend’s match, Australia is set to be overtaken by Ireland, Scotland […]

Volavola’s field goal helps Fiji to defeat Italy

Volavola’s field goal helps Fiji to defeat Italy

Five-eighth Ben Volavola has kicked a field goal in the second minute of injury time to give Fiji a 22-19 win over Italy in their rugby Test in Suva. Volavola’s opposite Tomasso Allan had kicked a penalty three minutes earlier to draw Italy level at 19-19 after they had trailed 19-9. A draw seemed the […]