Good start for 3×3 series

THE 2016 3×3 Basketball Series, Game 1 has made a great start on Easter Monday, with Marist team 1 registering their determination to take out this whole three game series by beating Pinoy Slashers in the grand final, with a nail biting 21 – 18 finish. Marist A fielded their highly experienced team which comprised…

High schools 7s off to a positive start

The annual High Schools Easter Rugby 7s Championship 2016 got underway in Honiara on Monday 28th March with a good turnout. A total of sixteen teams representing eight schools registered and competed in the tournament that was held at Panatina oval on Easter Monday. Nine teams (St. Joseph, White River 1 & White River 2,…

HFA preseason into third round

The Honiara Football Association (HFA) pre-season league has entered its round three matches. After the round three of the competition Breeze Land United and Sa’a United has topped the league with two impressive wins also with six points each. K. United FC are on third spot with a single win and two losses while Honiara…

Fiji’s football break

Suva (Fiji Times) – THE Fiji Football Association will give breaks to the teams to cater for the other domestic and international representations. The Vodafone Premier League starts this weekend with two matches scheduled between Rewa and Ba while Lautoka will play Nadroga. Fiji FA competitions manager Amitesh Pal said they had a busy calendar…

Pukpuks sevens squad to be finalised

Port Moresby (The National) – THE Pukpuks Sevens train-on squad played their final trial matches over the Easter weekend during round 3 of Capital Rugby Union matches at Bava Park. The 20-man squad was divided into two teams, Red and White and played each other over three games. The games were played on Saturday. From…

Hong Kong 7s fever

Suva (Fiji Times) – IT’S Hong Kong Sevens, the mother of all the sevens tournaments and the most exciting of them all. Most of Fiji’s famous rugby victories were on Hong Kong dirt and who would forget that controversial semi-final loss to Australia in the inaugural 1976 tourney and first victory in 1977 coached/managed by…

Baru snares best male weightlifter award

Port Moresby (The National) – PAPUA New Guinea weightlifter Morea Baru won the best male lifter of the Australian International Open in Brisbane. Baru was among the 12 lifters (10 men and two women) from the Oceania Weightlifting Institute residing in Mont Dore, New Caledonia, who competed in the event from March 18-20. In the…

A home at last for Kurukuru

FIFA to financially support the construction of a Futsal court WORLD football governing body – FIFA has given its blessing for the approval to financially support the construction of a new Futsal court in the country. This means the Kurukuru team and any organised Futsal leagues and competition in the country will now have its…

Friendly showdown today

AFTER weeks of waiting, the day has finally arrived to witness the Solomon Islands national men’s football team taking on the Papua New Guinea (PNG) national side in the first of two friendly matches. This match will kick off at 3pm today at the Lawson Tama Stadium. Hundreds of football fans and supporters are expected…

‘Islanders skillful footballers’

THE former Danish footballer, coach and manager and the current head coach of the Papua New Guinea national men’s football team says Pacific players are skilful just like European players. Flemming Seritslev made this statement yesterday when responding to media query on how he can distinguish the standard of football in the Pacific compared to…