PNG 7s Squad trimmed

PORT MORESBY, ( POST COURIER) -The Puma Energy Papua New Guinea Sevens train-on squad has been finalised to prepare for tournaments in Singapore and New Zealand. PNG Sevens assistant coach Douglas Guise yesterday confirmed the 15 players that they will use to select 12 players for each tournament. Guise said an extended squad of 18…

New Caledonia mourns emblematic figure

OFC: New Caledonia is mourning an emblematic member of the football community following the passing of Gaïtcha president and deputy mayor of Noumea, Dr. Paul Qaeze at the weekend. The 64-year-old was in the stands at Stade Numa Daly watching his side take on Tiga in the Super Ligue on Friday night when, as Gaïtcha…

Fiji PM praises Flying Fijian coaches

MILTON KEYNES, ( FIJI TIMES/ DINFO) –Fijian Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has praised the Flying Fijians coaching panel for their efforts at the Rugby World Cup. Speaking from Milton Keynes Bainimarama said despite losing their first three matches the national team contested well against the likes of England, Australia and Wales. “The RWC is now…

Fiji drops in rankings

Suva (Fiji Times) – FIJI has dropped two positions in World Rugby’s rankings after the three losses in pool play during the Rugby World Cup. Fiji was ninth when they came to England, now they are ranked 10th. England dropped two places to eighth after their World Cup defeat by Australia at Twickenham. Eight teams…

No change at the top as Samoa go second

OFC: New Zealand remains unbeaten competition leaders following an 18-0 defeat of Vanuatu, while Samoa climb into second position after beating New Caledonia 6-2 on Match Day 3 of the 2015 OFC U-20 Women’s Championship. The victory for Samoa follows a 3-3 draw against Tonga in their first game on Saturday, and lifts them to…

Fiji intend to finish with a flourish

LONDON, ( REUTERS) —Fiji want to finish with a flourish and return home from the Rugby World Cup with a victory that their spirited performances in defeat against the Pool A big guns have merited, coach John McKee said. Having faced England, Australia and Wales, the Pacific Islanders bow out against Uruguay in Milton Keynes…