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23rd March

Salaivalu wins Hong Kong 7s promotion

SALAIVALU Kubutorotoro of Vatukoula is the winner of the Fiji Times Hong Kong 7s promotion. The promotion is part of The Fiji Times 150th anniversary which will be celebrated this year. The Fiji Times marketing...

22nd March

Kadavu Zone: Vunisea defends title

VUNISEA Secondary School defended its title at the Kadavu Secondary Schools Athletics Zone competition which ended yesterday. The government school scooped both the boys and girls divisions and was also crowned the overall zone champion taking home a total of 34 gold, 37 silver and 28 bronze medal. Kadavu Provincial Secondary School came in second...

Lautoka Yasawa Zone: Natabua, Jasper dominate day one

NATABUA High School and Jasper Williams High School dominated the first day of the Coca Cola Lautoka Yasawa Zone meet at Churchill Park yesterday. Jasper leads the medal tally in the girls division 18 gold 10 silver and six bronze while Natabua finished second with two gold and five bronze. Vishnu Deo Memorial School upset...

Fiji Bitter Marist 7s: Two teams in every pool through to first elimination

THE 64 men’s team competition at the 43rd Fiji Bitter Marist Sevens tournament will complete the first day of the tournament with two teams in every pool progressing to the first elimination. The bottom two will proceed to the bonus games tomorrow to determine their places and the cash prizes they will receive. Meanwhile, the...

Fiji Bitter Marist 7s: 10-member medics team, med students on standby

THE 43rd Fiji Bitter Marist Sevens tournament medical team aims to provide the best medical assistance for the players with its 88-member staff covering the entire premises at the ANZ Stadium in Suva. The event director for medics, Bill Mar, said their priority was the safety of the tournament and he believed his team had...

Coca-Cola Lautoka Yasawa Zone: St Thomas appears on the tally

SAINT Thomas High School is slowly making its way up in the boys’ division for the first day of the Coca-Cola Lautoka Yasawa Zone meet at Lautoka’s Churchill Park this afternoon. The school has already won two gold medals and is placed second behind defending champion Natabua on the overall medal tally. Natabua retains its...

Lautoka Yasawa Zone: Natabua and Jasper leads day one

NATABUA and Jasper Williams High Schools have won two gold medals each early in the first day of the Coca-Cola Lautoka/Yasawa Zone meet at Lautoka’s Churchill Park. Natabua has won 2 gold, 1 silver and 3 bronze medals while Jasper has 2 gold and 1 bronze. Lautoka Muslim is on third spot with one gold....

Fiji Bitter Marist 7s: Results of first round of pool games

A MOMENTARY heavy downpour did not dampen the spirits of the participants of the 43rd Fiji Bitter Marist Sevens tournament that kicked off at the ANZ Stadium in Suva today. These are the participating teams’ results of the first round of pool games. Results: Navuso 0-10 Gau Kacau Knights Navutulevu Boarders 5-0 Hideaway Natadra Young...

A Fijian team in Super Rugby competition will raise Flying Fijians performance: Lima

FORMER Super Rugby Auckland Blues and Highlanders back line player, Brian Lima believes the inclusion of a Fijian team in the Super Rugby competition will raise the performance of the Flying Fijian team in international meets because of their weekly exposure in the competition. Lima highlighted on the consistency of the New Zealand All Blacks...

Fiji Bitter Marist 7s – Platform to build future stars: Serevi

THE King of Sevens Waisale Serevi labelled the Fiji Bitter Marist Sevens tournament as a platform to build future rugby stars. The 7s maestro was at the team managers and coaches briefing at the Lambert Hall in Flagstaff on Wednesday when he made a statement calling for the organisers to maintain consistency of the 43-...

Fiji Bitter Marist 7s kicks off today!

IT’S Fiji Bitter Marist Sevens once again and the annual rugby fiesta is getting bigger and better every year. The tournament has both been the cradle and the crucible of Fijian sevens rugby for the past 43 years. It’s where one day you are a simple villager rubbing shoulders with internationally reputed players and another...

FRU positive about proposed World Rugby Nations Championship format

THE Fiji Rugby Union is very positive and is excited with the proposed format of the World Rugby Nations Championship that will not only include the Flying Fijians but also provide competitions for Tonga and Samoa with meaningful opportunities for promotion and relegation between the proposed three Tiers of the competition. FRU chairman Commander Francis...

Jittu boxers ready to fight for a spot in the Fiji team

BOXERS from the Jittu Boxing Club are ready to fight their way into the Fiji team at the Amateur Boxing competition that will be held today at the Police Special Response Unit compound in Nasinu. “It has been a while but we are back now and my boys are ready to stamp their mark,” said...

John Wesley U19 skipper banks on team strength

THE John Wesley College Under 19 team captain, Josese Vinaka, is banking on a strong team bond to be a boost in their performance in the Vodafone Fiji National Rugby League Secondary Schools quarterfinals that will be held in Tavua this Saturday. The 18-year-old from Ovalau said it would not be an easy challenge, especially...

Rugby – Australia winger Naivalu to join Stade Francais after World Cup

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Australia winger Sefa Naivalu has signed a three-year deal with French Top 14 side Stade Francais and will leave the Queensland Reds at the end of the Super Rugby season. Stade posted the signing on their website(stade.fr). The Fiji-born 27-year-old has scored five tries in 10 appearances for the Wallabies and played...

Pacific Games Council keen to keep Mini Games in CNMI

SAIPAN, 21 MARCH 2019 (RNZ PACIFIC) – The Pacific Games Council remains hopeful the Northern Marianas can still host the 2021 Mini Games, despite the Governor announcing they would pull out due to the destruction brought by Super Typhoon Yutu. Ralph Torres said the Category 5 super typhoon in October had strained the CNMI’s coffers...

21st March

Osaka faces lawsuit questions on Miami homecoming

MIAMI (Reuters) – World number one Naomi Osaka arrived at the Miami Open on Wednesday to face questions about a multi-million dollar lawsuit for allegedly failing to honour a contract with a former coach. According to the lawsuit filed in Florida’s state court on Feb. 7 and seen by Reuters, Christophe Jean says he began...

Illness hits Australian camp ahead of Pakistan series

(Reuters) – Australia all-rounder Glenn Maxwell may be rested from the first one-day international against Pakistan as the tourists recover from a stomach bug that has hit the team in the United Arab Emirates. Maxwell missed training on Wednesday, two days ahead of Friday’s opener in Sharjah. Spinner Nathan Lyon also missed training on Tuesday...

British weightlifter Webster gets additional three-year ban

(Reuters) – British weightlifter Sonny Webster was given an additional three-year ban from all sport for coaching three athletes during his period of ineligibility, which was in breach of anti-doping rules, United Kingdom Anti-Doping (UKAD) said on Wednesday. Webster, 25, had accepted a four-year ban in December 2017 after he tested positive for banned substance...

Mauritius beats New Caledonia in friendly footie

THE Mauritius football side beat New Caledonia 3-1 in an international football friendly match in Lautoka today. New Caledonia, after losing 3-nil to Fiji on Monday, made a good start as a goal in the first spell saw them leading 1-nil at the break. Mauritius gained momentum in the second spell and scored three unanswered...

Wales to begin Six Nations defence against Italy in 2020

(Reuters) – Wales will begin their Six Nations title defence against Italy next February after the fixtures for the 2020 and 2021 editions were announced on Wednesday. The Welsh team, who hammered Ireland 25-7 to claim a first Grand Slam since 2012, will be coached by New Zealander Wayne Pivac for the next Six Nations,...

Ovalau Zone: St Johns College retains title

DEFENDING champions Saint Johns College managed to retain their title as overall winners of the Coca-Cola Ovalau Zone competition with a total of 51 gold, 39 silver and 40 bronze medals in both the girls and boys division. In the girls division, they scooped a total of 21 gold, 15 silver and 18 bronze  medals,...

Ovalau Zone: Lewamavola targets gold at the Coke Games

GAU Secondary School senior boys 1500m gold medalist Tobua Lewamavola was lost for words at the Coca-Cola Ovalau Zone meet in St John’s College, Levuka today. This was the first time for Lewamavola to compete against top schools in the zone level meets. “I am proud to be able to win a gold medal for...

Team Fiji chef de mission to the Commonwealth Games Patrick Bower at the Team Fiji 'tatau' at Borron House last week. Picture: ELIKI NUKUTABU

Team Fiji looks forward to July

APIA, 21 MARCH 2019 (PACIFIC GAMES OFFICE) – Having the Games Village for the XVI Pacific Games at Faleula is proving to be a popular choice for many countries. Patrick Bower is the Chef De Mission from Fiji Islands. As a CDM, he’s responsible for the welfare of his team and he’s impressed by Faleula....

Fiji Rugby excited by proposed Nations Championship

SUVA, 21 MARCH 2019 (RNZ PACIFIC) – The Fiji Rugby Union is positive and excited at the proposed format of the World Rugby Nations Championship, which is set to include the Flying Fijians in a new global competition alongside the best teams in the world. FRU Chairman Commander Francis Kean and CEO John O’Connor attended...

Fiji Bitter Marist 7s: First time for Kadavu players

THE Natabugana rugby 7s team from Dagai Village on Kadavu dubbed the Fiji Bitter Marist 7s tournament as Fiji’s Hong Kong 7s because of the excitement and the history of the event. Participating in the Marist tournament for the first time, the players and officials made it an effort for three months to feature in...

Fiji Bitter Marist 7s: Naibuka chases dream

THEY say you follow your dreams and one day it will come to reality. Ratu Naibuka Vaude Malu said he would never give up in trying to live his passion with the oval ball, with age catching up, he aims to achieve what he wanted — a rugby contract overseas. His journey with rugby started...

Pacific rugby make giant changes

RUGBY in the Pacific continues to make giant changes with the inclusion of the first three officers in the Oceania Region to be accredited as World Rugby Judicial Officers (WRJO). Two of the new appointments are women. Fiji international lawyer Ana Tuiketei and Samoa former attorney-general Brenda Heather-Latu have broken barriers in what is deemed...

Top officials happy with Fiji’s preparation

INTERNATIONAL Weightlifting Federation director general Attila Adamfi and IWF competitions manager Matyas Lencser have completed a three-day technical visit of Suva ahead of the upcoming Junior World Championship which will be held in June. They have met with various stakeholders and have seen the progress that is currently being made to host an event of...

Fiji Airways Flying Fijians coach John McKee having discussions with Fiji Airways 7s coach Gareth Baber during their team training at the Leichhardt Oval ground in Sydney, Australia on Wednesday, January 24, 2018. Picture: JONACANI LALAKOBAU

Fijians to test Rugby World Cup venue in Japan

FLYING Fijians head coach John McKee looks forward to having an early taste of one of their 2019 Rugby World Cup match venues when they play Japan during the Pacific Nations Cup at the Kamaishi Recovery Memorial Stadium in Iwate in Japan. “We are really looking forward to that,” McKee said. “It is a great...

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