Hayne’s battle 7s selection

SUVA, 16 JUNE 2016 (FIJI TIMES) – While he has that ability to create a media circus, Jarryd Hayne has also been able to win the respect of Vodafone 7s coach Ben Ryan. Ryan said he had told Hayne that he had a slim chance of making it to the 2016 Rio Olympic Games but…

Fiji eyes 7s event

Suva (Fiji Times) – PRIME Minister Voreqe Bainimarama says Fiji would like to host one of the tournaments of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series. Speaking at a private dinner for the World Rugby delegates at the Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa in Nadi on Monday evening, Bainimrama who is the Fiji Rugby Union president…

Warning for ticket buyers in Fiji

SUVA, (FIJI TIMES) – The Fiji Sports council and the Super Rugby Steering Committee in Fiji are urging rugby fans wishing to buy tickets into the match between the Gallagher Chiefs and the BNZ Crusaders at 7.35pm on Friday July 1 at the ANZ Stadium in Suva to be on the lookout for fraudsters and…

All Whites in driving seat

OFC: New Zealand stamped their authority on Group B by brushing aside Vanuatu 5-0 while Fiji kept their OFC Nations Cup hopes alive with a hard fought 1-0 win over the Solomon Islands on Match Day 3 of the competition at Sir John Guise Stadium Tuesday evening. Following their comprehensive win the All Whites are…

Hayne move a boost for Pacific Islands

SYDNEY, (NEWS.COM.AU) – Jarryd Hayne’s shock defection to Rugby Sevens has rocked the sporting globe but will give Rugby in the Pacific a much-needed shot in the arm. While NRL clubs circle in the quest for Hayne’s signature post-Rio, it’s Rugby in the Islands that’s the real winner according to former Wallaby Stephen Hoiles. Some…

Vanuatu Sports Journalists’ Association formed

PORT VILA,  (ONOC) – Pacific Islands News Association  (PINA) president Moses Stevens is the chairman of the newly formed Vanuatu Sports Journalists’ Association. Oceania National Olympic Committee (ONOC) and Vanuatu Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee (VASANOC) organised a media workshop which culminated with the election of office bearers for the new association at…