Rugby League

18th September

NRL: Tigers to offer Benji Marshall job for next year

Wests Tigers will offer Benji Marshall an off-field role, after the NRL gave them clearance to do so, in the belief he could be just as valuable to the club when his playing career ends....

Blues name strong squad to play Maroons

Eastern State Blues coach Vulaono Dakuitoga is mixing youth with experience as he names a powerful line-up to take on the Western State Maroons in their Pherrus Vanua State of Origin tri-series opener tomorrow. “This is their time, and I believe we have them focussed in where we want them,” Dakuitoga said during the team’s...

17th September

Cream of local players show

The Fiji National Rugby League’s Vanua State of Origin competition starts at the ANZ Stadium on Saturday. The Pherrus Vanua Origin will pit the best players from the Western region against their counterparts from the East. The winner of the three-match series will take the Tanoa Trophy. FNRL acting chief executive officer Don Natabe said...

Warriors preparing massive $2.5 million offer for Addin Fonua-Blake

The Warriors appear ready to outbid any other NRL club to secure Sea Eagles prop Addin Fonua-Blake next season. It has been reported by Australian media that the Warriors have offered a three-year-deal for $850,000 a season to the 24-year-old who has been given permission to leave the Sea Eagles at the end of the...

16th September

Blues set for State of Origin

Blues coach Vulaono Dakuitoga has named a strong 21-man squad for the inaugural Vanua State of Origin tri-series that begins this week. After making his final assessment during last weekend’s 2020 Vodafone Cup Suva and Nasinu Zone round, Dakuitoga said he was confident of the capability of the players chosen. “I know the West will...

League legend says Shaun Johnson primed for finals run

If the Sharks are to make any meaningful impact on finals football it will come off the back in-form playmaker Shaun Johnson, says league great Peter Sterling. Johnson was the architect of Cronulla’s 22-14 finals sealing win over the Warriors on Sunday in what has fast-become a Dally M contending back-end of the season for the...

COVID-19: Strict protocols in place for Tri-Series competition

While there is much anticipation towards the Pherrus Vanua State of Origin Tri-Series competition this weekend, FNRL acting chief executive officer Don Natabe has clarified that there would be strict COVID-19 protocols in place. He told Times Sports today that Covid-19 screenings is mandatory for all patrons and participants of the Origin this weekend. “We...

14th September

FNRL kicks off Pherrus Vanua State of Origin Tri-series concept

The Australian National Rugby League State of Origin between the Maroons and the Blues has always ignited an atmosphere of support to its followers around the world. However, the Fiji National Rugby League has injected the same concept to our local competition known as the Pherrus Vanua State of Origin Tri-series that is bound to...

Evergreen Cameron Smith shines as Melbourne Storm crush Cowboys in NRL

It’s hard not to view every Melbourne Storm match through the prism of Cameron Smith. On Sunday, the future Immortal showcased his full arsenal in guiding the Storm to a 36-20 win over the North Queensland Cowboys. Smith and his Storm team-mates won this match in a canter. North Queensland are an awfully ill-disciplined team...

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