Rugby League

Vidiri scores best try

FORMER Flying Fijians and All Blacks wing Joeli Vidiri yesterday scored the try of his life when he married his sweetheart Lavenia Ratabua in Sacramento, California yesterday. The former Auckland Blues Super Rugby flyer flew...

Gaunavinaka twins cherish final achievement

FIJI Secondary Schools Rugby League best player of the under-19 grand final Josefa Gaunavinaka said there was no sweeter way to remember winning the 2021 Vodafone Trophy, than doing so alongside his twin brother. The twins immediately looked for each other for a brotherly embrace after the last play of the grand final at the...

Ba Pro keeps head up after falling to RKS

BA Provincial Free Bird Institute Dragons manager Aseri Saukuru said it was not the end of the road and they would continue to keep their heads up despite falling short 16-14 to Ratu Kadvulevu School Eels during the Fiji Secondary Schools Rugby League under-17 final. “We did more than our best, but were unlucky,” said...

Luveitasau creates own legacy

NASINU Secondary School Panthers under-15 captain and grand final best player, Mosese Luveitasau, says it was the legacy behind him that inspired him to play his best during their 10-6 win over Ba Provincial Free Bird Institute Dragons at the ANZ Stadium yesterday. Luveitasau is named after his father and former Naitasiri, 7s and 15s...

17th April

Nasinu U19 beats RKS to scoop fifth Vodafone Trophy title

The Under-19 Nasinu Secondary School Panthers secured their fifth Vodafone Trophy title after beating Ratu Kadavulevu School Eels 12-8 in the FSSRL grand final today. Head coach Manasa Rokotuiveikau said they came with a mission to secure, which they accomplished in the face of greater odds. “RKS is a champion team and have shown so...

Matanisiga saves the day for RKS Eels U17

Super subtitute Manasa Matanisiga scored a try at full-time to see Ratu Kadavulevu School Eels clinch the Under-17 title against Ba Pro Free Bird Institute Dragons by 16-14 at the ANZ Stadium today. The Dragons drew first blood with winger Manoa Tabuarua scoring the first try converted by centre Simione Ratubuli. RKS replied with two...

Nasinu Panthers wins U15 title

Nasinu Secondary School Panthers was crowned champions after beating a determined Ba Provincial Free Bird Institute Dragons 10-6 during the Fiji Secondary Schools Rugby League Under-15 final at the ANZ Stadium today. Nasinu led 10-4 at the half with two tries from winger Sairusi Ratusegu and centre Sionasa Verenasau and Ruveni Recce who kicked one...

FSSRL: Stage set for secondary school rugby league action; U19 final today

The stage is set with top teams ready to go head to head in Fiji Secondary School Rugby League grand final at the ANZ Stadium in Suva today. Nasinu Panthers and the RKS Eels clash in tomorrow’s Under-19 grand finale to see who will take home the prized Vodafone Trophy. Nasinu has won the title...

All Blacks star Perenara linked to Roosters

SYDNEY, 17 APRIL 2021 (NRL) – Former All Blacks halfback TJ Perenara has been linked with a move to Sydney Roosters as a hooker. Perenara – who is a cousin of NRL referee Henry Perenara and his brother Marcus, the former Parramatta halfback – is understood to be seriously considering a code switch after the...

16th April

NRL’s Broncos admit Hunt is on for former Wallaby

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Brisbane Broncos coach Kevin Walters said Karmichael Hunt could be playing for the struggling National Rugby League (NRL) team within a month once a deal is ironed out for the dual code international. Twelve years after leaving the Broncos in 2009, former Wallabies centre Hunt is expected to return to Brisbane next...

Boost for Silktails

THE Kaiviti Silktails rugby league side received a major boost this week ahead of its clash against Western Suburbs Magpies tomorrow with former Fiji Bati flyer and Reds player Suliasi Vunivalu visiting the players along with teammates Seru Uru and Filipo Daugunu. The trio were attending a Wallabies camp with another former Fiji Bati winger...

Crunch time looms for 14 off-contract Sharks as Fifita fields offer

SYDNEY, 16 APRIL 2021 (NRL) – Cronulla’s contract plans for the next three seasons will become far clearer by the end of the month as the futures of 14 off-contract Sharks go under Craig Fitzgibbon’s microscope. Confirmation of Fitzgibbon’s three-year tenure from 2022 has finally resolved the biggest headache around Cronulla’s top-heavy roster, in which...

15th April

Leveleve ready to give best in his first Silktails match

Penaia Leveleve’s aim in 2019 was to be part of the Kaiviti Silktails and this will come to reality on Saturday after he was named in the side to take on Western Suburbs Magpies. He said he was ready to grab the opportunity of playing in the Ron Massey Cup this weekend with both hands....

FNRL anticipates huge turnout of supporters

The Fiji National Rugby League is anticipating full turnout at the ANZ Stadium in Suva on Saturday for the Fiji Secondary Schools Rugby League grand final. FNRL acting chief executive officer Don Natabe said excitement had been building up from all quarters of the competition after strong competitions in past weeks in the tournament. “The...

Stage set for Secondary Schools League finals

Four entertaining finals are lined up during the Vodafone Fiji Secondary Schools  Rugby finals at the ANZ Stadium in Suva this Saturday. In the Under-15 final, Nasinu secondary takes on Ba Provincial at 9am. RKS battles Ba Pro in the U17 final at 10.30am while the U19 Women’s final will be between the Western Maroons...

14th April

FSSRL plans to introduce girls competition

THE Vodafone Fiji Secondary Schools Rugby League plans to introduce a fully-fledged girl’s competition next year. The FSSRL will hold an East versus West under-19 girls match during its Vodafone national finals at the ANZ Stadium in Suva this Saturday. FSSRL president Akuila Vute said there were big plans for next year. Vute said they...

13th April

Schools gear up for ‘tough’ grand finals

The Fiji Secondary Schools Rugby League Association expects its competition to get stronger next year. This is because of the improvement in the preliminary rounds in the past few weeks before the grand finals this weekend. The 2021 Vodafone Fiji Secondary Schools Rugby League National Finals will be played at the ANZ Stadium in Suva...

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