Cairns hits back

Chris Cairns lambasted New Zealand Cricket, chief executive David White and former players-turned-board-members Sir Richard Hadlee, Martin Snedden and Geoff Allott in addressing the International Cricket Council match-fixing allegations involving himself, Lou Vincent and Daryl Tuffey. Chris Cairns’ media statement released yesterday The story was broken by the New Zealand Herald in December. Cairns has…

Nadi wins at home

RUSIATE Matarerega scored twice to guide Nadi to a 3-1 victory against Navua in the Fiji Sun/Skipper Tuna National Football League at Prince Charles Park Saturday. Navua without several key players held the home side scoreless for 30 minutes before Matarerega rifled in a long range free kick to open the account. Matarerega doubled Nadi’s…

New Zealand triumphs

Of all the tries scored New Zealand’s seventh Wellington sevens title will be remembered for the stinginess of their defence. Gordon Tietjens’ side ripped the IRB World Series lead from South Africa’s grasp with a 21-0 win during a final that said as much about their pride as it did their skill. After five successive…

One step at a time says coach

VODAFONE Fiji 7s coach Ben Ryan believes the national side is heading in the right direction despite failing in the Wellington 7s Saturday. Fiji finished third in the tournament after beating England 14-7 in the 3rd/4th place playoff. The side earlier lost to South Africa in the Cup semi-final of the tournament which was eventually…

SIRUF ELECTION A SHAME

The Solomon Islands Rugby Union Federation (SIRUF) secretary general, Don Angikimua has described the recent election for new office bearers as a shame and unconstitutional. It was reported that there has been some disagreement amongst sides who took part in the election. As a result some participants walked out of the meeting and were unable…

Warriors back in form

The Telekom S-league defending champions, Solomon Warriors FC yesterday proved they are back in form following a draw with KOSSA by thrashing Real Kakamora FC 5-0 to maintain their top position of the competition with 27 points. Gagame Feni scored a double while team mates, Micah Lea’alafa, Dennis Ifunaoa and Jerry Donga shared a goal…

Small Malaita mini-games meeting

The Small Malaita Mini Games Council is organising a meeting for all sport clubs in small Malaita who participated in the recent 2013 Small Malaita Mini Games.   A statement from the president of the Small Malaita Mini Games council yesterday said all team managers or officials are invited to attend a meeting this meeting…