Cooks offer hefty pay for Fijians

More Fiji rugby league players are being contracted to the Cook Islands for semi-professional competitions. They are also expected to get hefty pay cheques with an average $NZ12,000 ($FJ19,000) for a five-month contract in Rarotonga. This week, three more Fijians leave for the Cook Islands. Fiji National Rugby League (FNRL) assistant national coach, Jo Dakuitoga,…

Fiji failed to spark

VODAFONE national 7s skipper Osea Kolinisau said the team did not play its natural game resulting in their semi-final loss in Wellington last weekend. He said the boys finally got their rhythm and later bounced back to beat England for the third spot. Kolinisau said defence was also another area that let his team down…

Chase for U-19 title begins

Huge interest in the 2014 OFC U-19 Championship is building around Oceania as the region’s Pacific Island nations hope to join New Zealand in the world’s premier youth tournament. The winner of this event will qualify for the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup, and with New Zealand hosting next year’s edition the Kiwis absence is…

Lae suffer Seeto blitz

A HAT-TRICK  by Jamal Seeto propelled Morobe United to a 4-0 thrashing of Lae in the opening round of the Telikom National Soccer League. The Gigira Laitepo-sponsored outfit lead the league after draws were recorded in the other two fixtures of the first round on Saturday. Defending champions Hekari United were held to a 1-1…

Mock women’s parliament gathers forty

A total of forty – seven women intending candidates and women leaders from 8 provinces in the Solomon Islands are currently taking part in the Solomon Islands Mock Parliament for women at the National Parliament House in Honiara. The highlight of the four days program will be the Mock women’s Parliament where these forty –…