Vanuatu, Fiji on the race

With only Vanuatu and Fiji in the running to qualify for the FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015, this match is shaping up to be the unmissable encounter of the tournament. Fiji will go into the match on the back of three straight wins, while Vanuatu have two wins and a draw. With nine…

Mango ambition burns brightly

Goalkeeper Philip Mango remains ambitious despite his dreams of reaching the FIFA U-20 World Cup in New Zealand ending on Tuesday. But the Solomon Islands U-20 skipper and goalkeeper remains proud of his side’s efforts despite the results. He can hardly contain his joy at leading his national team. “It’s a privilege for me and…

Rugby league match this Friday

Solomon Islands Rugby League (SIRL) is organising another rugby league match between 2 Honiara select sides on Friday 30 May at Panatina oval at 4pm and invites all interested players, officials and supporters of the code to turn up at the field on the day. Solomon Islands Rugby League current executive is looking to kick…

Fiji U20 on track

The Vodafone Fiji under-20 side remains on track to qualify for the FIFA U20 World Cup, thanks to their 3-0 win over Papua New Guinea Tuesday. It was another superb performance from the youngsters who ensured Fiji continued its winning run in the OFC U20 Championship and managed to keep another clean sheet.  That makes…

Rugby: Tikoirotuma to miss Fiji RWC qualifier

Asaeli Tikoirotuma is comfortable putting club ahead of country, as much as he’d like another cap for Fiji. The test winger will miss Fiji’s Rugby World Cup qualifier against the Cooks Islands next month, which is played a day after Super Rugby resumes.  The Chiefs wing shapes as an influential figure for the national team,…

NZ name training squad for Commonwealth Games

Gordon Tietjens has named an experience squad to prepare for this year’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. The squad features the inclusion of Kurt Baker and Pita Ahki who were both members of the All Blacks Sevens squad that won last year’s Rugby World Cup Sevens in Moscow.   “To go to a Commonwealth Games and do…

Game on for 52nd Samoa Independence

Samoa is getting ready to celebrate its 52nd year of Independence next week, in style. This weekend, the celebration will kick off in a most fitting way –with rugby. On Thursday, the inaugural Samoa Independence International (S.I.I.) Sevens tournament will kick off at Apia Park with the Under 20s.  A day later, the main competition…

Mamula bows out, No hope for U19

All hopes for the Solomon Island National U19 soccer team, Mamula to advance further and finish top of the Oceania U20 championship dashed after they conceded a 3-1 defeat to the determined New Caledonian side on Tuesday in Suva. The Mamula boys did have high hopes of going through prior to that match but the…

Do or die

The Solomon Islands National U19 men’s soccer team cannot afford to lose or even draw any of its three remaining match. According to the updated statistics of the competition, a defeat or draw will give a much less chance of contesting for the top finish. Their next game will be against New Caledonia today. New…

Berets and Isa continue wins

Green Berets and Isa Purple have continued with their second win in the Honiara Netball Association (HNA) Netball League Proper’s premier division. Berets managed to go past a determined and tough Gold Ridge side 39 -29 while Isa Purple defeated Breeze 61-53 on Saturday. In other premier division matches, SOSA Faywright defeated KOSSA women 63-19…