Category: Sports

Radradra scores first rugby union try for Toulon

Radradra scores first rugby union try for Toulon

SEMI Radradra has wasted no time making an impact in his second rugby union outing for Toulon. The former Parramatta star scored the first try of his professional rugby career, with his first touch of the game and just 62 seconds into Saturday’s match. The Fijiaan flyer’s effort was reminiscent of some of his best […]

Gutsy Wallabies beat All Blacks 23-18 in third Bledisloe Cup

Gutsy Wallabies beat All Blacks 23-18 in third Bledisloe Cup

A REVITALISED Wallabies side has produced a stirring performance to stun the All Blacks 23-18 in the third and final Bledisloe Cup Test at Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium. In a season in which Australia’s rugby teams have been mocked during a 0-26 Super Rugby shutout against New Zealand sides, the Michael Hooper-led outfit stamped their mark […]

Queensland Country defeats Fiji Airways Drua 24-17

Queensland Country defeats Fiji Airways Drua 24-17

A determined Queensland Country side have defeated the Fiji Airways Drua 24-17 at Churchill Park. A frenetic start to the game saw both teams playing end‑to‑end for the first 15 minutes, looking for any opportunity. Queensland Country posted the first points, with no. 8 Caleb Timu charging down a clearing kick on the Drua line, […]

What will it take for the Wallabies to beat the All Blacks?

What will it take for the Wallabies to beat the All Blacks?

When it comes to winning, no one does it quite like rugby union giants the New Zealand All Blacks. They remain hot favourites to beat the Wallabies in tonight’s final Bledisloe Cup match in Brisbane — and with good reason. The All Blacks’ 100-year win/loss record is phenomenal — they have tasted victory in 75 […]

Cooper Cronk to play for Roosters next year

Cooper Cronk to play for Roosters next year

COOPER Cronk’s manager has confirmed his superstar client will play on next year — and is looking to sign a two-year deal with a Sydney club to take him through to the end of the 2019 season. The news comes as no surprise at all after widespread reports Cronk has already agreed to a two-year […]

Vasiteri loses Connacht contract after eye gouging ban

Vasiteri loses Connacht contract after eye gouging ban

Connacht Rugby have confirmed the signing of former New Zealand Sevens player Pita Ahki to replace Fijian Eroni Vasiteri. Vasiteri’s move to Connacht was shelved this week after he was handed a nine week ban for eye gouging in Australia. The lesson our rugby players should learn from these incidents is no matter how tough […]

Baber plan to develop young players through academy

Baber plan to develop young players through academy

DEVELOPING young players through the Fiji Rugby Union (FRU) academy program is what coach Gareth Baber plans to do to strengthen the Fiji Airways 7s team in the upcoming tournaments as well as the World Rugby Sevens Series. Baber said he was looking to develop some young players for a long term who have the […]

Karmichael Hunt dropped from Wallabies team for Bledisloe Cup

Karmichael Hunt dropped from Wallabies team for Bledisloe Cup

WALLABIES coach Michael Cheika has surprisingly left Karmichael Hunt out of his squad for Saturday’s Bledisloe Cup Test in Brisbane. Hunt is fit and available after recovering from an ankle injury and was thought to be a certain inclusion for the clash against New Zealand, having starred in the June window. But Cheika has decided […]

Fiji Airways Drua calls for home ground support

Fiji Airways Drua calls for home ground support

The Fiji Airways Drua are calling out to local fans to come out in numbers and support them for their crucial match against Queensland Country this weekend in the National Rugby Championship. The match will play a big role in the Drua’s chance of securing a place in the top four and a semi final […]

Flying Fijian Daugunu in frame for a Queensland Reds deal

Flying Fijian Daugunu in frame for a Queensland Reds deal

THE irresistible 10-try form of Filipo Daugunu has put the ­little-known Fijian flyer on the Queensland Reds’ radar for a development player contract. Daugunu, 22, has been ­exceptional in Queensland Country’s rise to second in the National Rugby Championship and he’s done it under the gaze of Country and new Reds coach Brad Thorn. It’s […]

Australian Kangaroos win Tri-Nations Series

Australian Kangaroos win Tri-Nations Series

The Australian Kangaroos have won the Tri-Nations after beating the Vodafone Fiji Bati and the PNG Kumuls. The Kangaroos showed why they will be favorites to retain their World Cup crown with a near perfect performance. They beat PNG Kumlus 20-4 and defeated Fiji Bati 18-0. The Kumuls beat the Fiji Bati 10-0. Australian coach […]

Flying Fijians team named for November test matches

Flying Fijians team named for November test matches

A strong Fiji Airways Flying Fijians team has been named for the three November test matches in Europe next month. The team consists of both local and overseas-based players and sees the inclusion of Fiji Airways Drua players, Joeli Veitayaki, Mosese Ducivaki, Ratunaisa Navuma, Mosese Voka, Frank Lomani and Alivereti Veitokani. Drua captain, John Stewart […]

Local Fijian rugby league players get the nod for World Cup

Local Fijian rugby league players get the nod for World Cup

Two more local Fijian players have been drafted in to the Bati side to play in this weekend’s tri-nations series against the Australian Kangaroos and PNG Kumuls in Suva. This increases to four the number of locals in a squad that’s dominated by international players from the NRL. Bati selector and former Kangaroo Petero Civoniceva […]

Ravalawa still in shock after being named in Fiji Bati squad

Ravalawa still in shock after being named in Fiji Bati squad

Canberra Raiders Under 20 Player of the Year Mikaele Ravalawa is still shocked after his name was announced in the Vodafone Fiji Bati squad team ahead of the Rugby League World Cup. The former Fiji Under 18 sevens star made the switch to rugby league to join the Raiders this year. He was not expecting […]

NSW Fiji retain NRC Pasifika Cup in nail-biter against Tama Tonga

NSW Fiji retain NRC Pasifika Cup in nail-biter against Tama Tonga

The Fijian Drua are back on top of the Australian National Rugby Championship after racking up the biggest score of their debut season so far, to beat Great Sydney Rams by 57 points to 31. As a curtain raiser to that match, NSW Fiji took on Tama Tonga in the final of the NRC Pasifika […]