Warriors ends campaign

Solomon Warriors FC has regained some pride after ending their campaign in the OFC Champions League thrashing the underdogs of pool A Kiwi FC 8-0 yesterday at the Churchill Park Stadium in Lautoka, Fiji. As usual, beach soccer sensation James Naka got the scoring underway six minutes from kick off followed by a hat trick…

LOCAL SHINES

Helps Nauru club with national champ LOCAL basketball player, Billy Manu has this week helped his team win the Nauru national basketball championship. Manu who is currently working in Nauru with the Central Meridian Inc helped lead Boe District to a 49-32 win over fierce rival Denig to clinch the national basketball champs. In an…

20 apply for Fiji Rugby Union 15s coach

The Fiji Rugby Union has short-listed applicants for the Flying Fijians head coach’s position. FRU received 20 applicants after terminating Inoke Male’s contract earlier this year after holding the position for the past two years after the 2011 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand.   On Wednesday last week, FRU board member Dr Esther Williams…

Perfect start in Suva soccer

THE Suva Football Local League competition started on a high note at the USP grounds in Laucala Bay on Sunday. Ten games were scheduled to be played but only nine took place after Tamavua failed to turn up for their super premier clash against Flagstaff. Suva Football Local League chairman Niranjan Prasad was pleased with…

USP to organise new touch competition

THE USP Touch Association will host two more competitions following the successful business house competition last month. The business house competition ended on April 2 at Albert Park where USP won. Competition organiser Tevita Mau said the interest in the competition had grown and they wanted to capitalise on it. “USPTA will be running a…

Samoa’s version of cricket, kilikiti

Melbourne’s Samoan community has held a tournament for their own unique version of cricket, known as kilikiti.  Kilikiti is based on the well known game of cricket, which originated in England and was brought to Samoa by missionaries and seafarers in the 19th century, but the Samoans took this ‘palagi’ style of cricket and changed…

Hekari draw, miss out

HEKARI United missed the semi-finals of the 2014 OFC Champions League after they drew with host Ba 1-1 at Govind Park on Sunday. With two draws and a loss, Hekari go back to the drawing board to prepare for next season provided they top the standings at the end of the National Soccer League. After…

Warriors last encounter

It’s the last day of the group stage today and Group A rounds out the action at Churchill Park in Lautoka as AS Pirae and Waitakere United seek semi-final glory. Kiwi and Solomon Warriors are out of playoff contention after consecutive losses in the first two rounds of matches. The Samoans had an admirable run…

Prince William presents JWC trophy to NZ

His Royal Highness, the Duke of Cambridge has formally handed over the IRB Junior World Championship trophy to hosts New Zealand yesterday, marking 50 days to the kick-off of Junior World Championship 2014 on Monday 2 June. Prince William, representing current JWC champions England, presented the trophy to All Blacks captain Richie McCaw at the…