Tough pool

SI in top seeds for Oceania Sevens The Federation of Oceania Rugby Unions (FORU) has confirmed the men’s draws for the 2014 Oceania Sevens Championship, which will take place on 3-4 October alongside the Noosa International Sevens on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, Australia. Solomon Islands will compete in the men’s event as the Oceania Sevens will…

Basketball competition continues

Last Sunday saw the continuation of basketball competition for both the high school and men’s competition. Matches were played at the Multipurpose Hall. For the high school boys Betikama outclassed Tenaru with a close margin score of 34 -30. While Selwyn 2 defeated KGVI 28-15. In the Mens B pool B Midwest Snakes vs Marist…

All Black meeting adds wow factor

OFC: As if they weren’t overwhelmed enough with the bright lights of the big city, 40 young footballers from Tonga – and a couple of coaches too – were left with stars in their eyes following a visit from Tonga-born All Black Malakai Fekitoa. On Wednesday evening, after a full-on day of fun at Auckland…

Wellington handed sixth defeat

There’s no escaping it, Wellington’s ITM Cup campaign is officially a disaster. The toothless Lions have lost six straight, with their latest defeat coming at the hands of Tasman who destroyed Chris Boyd’s men 42-20 in the capital. It’s hard to imagine how this season could get much worse for Wellington who seem destined to…

Ebola threat stops Sevens team

SAMOA OBSERVER: The Manu Samoa Sevens team will not compete in the Kenya Sevens tournament this year over fears of the deadly ebola virus. Speaking to the media Thursday, Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi, who is also the Chairman of the Samoa Rugby Union, said the players’ safety is the Union’s priority. Given reports about…

Inter-school games today

Solomon Islands National University’s (SINU) is kicking off its two days of inter-school competition today. The event will be held at the Kukum campus sports field. Jimmy Luitolo, the sports co-ordinator said all school participating teams and supporters should be at the sports ground by 7:30am this morning.  “There will be an official opening in…

Rugby 15s set to start

The much awaited Matson Silentworld sponsored Inter Islands rugby championship is now set to kick off on the October 11, 2014. This has been confirmed by the Solomon Islands Rugby union federation (SIRUF). This year’s tourney will see the same eight teams competing for the perpetual trophy. The tournament this year will also see a…

High school rugby presentation

THE High School Rugby 15s presentation of awards is rescheduled for this week. The presentation was cancelled from last Thursday due to heavy downpour and is rescheduled for this Wednesday. A statement from organisers said the venue for the presentation is at the SMI compound, town ground starting at 4pm. All participating schools except the…

Three in a row for Warriors

Telekom S-league defending champion, Solomon Warriors FC continued their impressive run, winning their third match in a row against rivals Koloale FC 3-1 last Saturday. Jerry Donga scored a double, and with the third from team mate Micah Lea’alafa, they ensured Warriors recorded nine points to maintain their lead in the TSL table tally. Koloale…