No firepower

VODAFONE Fiji 7s coach Ben Ryan says lethargic play resulted in the poor performance of the national side in the final day of the Hong Kong 7s tournament at the Hong Kong Stadium on Sunday. Fiji lost in the Cup semi-final to England 7-17 Sunday night. Earlier the side struggled to beat United States in…

Referees flying flag for Oceania

As the group stages of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup come to a close today and New Zealand’s journey ends, we take a quick look at two more Oceania representatives making a name for themselves on the world stage. New Zealand referee Anna-Marie Keighley and Tongan assistant referee Lata Kaumatule are the region’s only…

Fijian Sports to boycott Commonwealth Games

Fijian sports are set to boycott the Commonwealth Games in support of rugby and netball which have been shut out from the July event in Glasgow, Scotland. Today, national sports organisations will meet in Suva, to decide whether to boycott or not.  A disappointed Reg Sanday, president of the Fiji Association of Sports and National…

OFC launch new FIFA approved footballs

The Oceania Football Confederation has launched three new footballs with FIFA quality accreditation as part of its commercialisation programme. In Pakistan to visit the factory which produces the footballs, OFC President David Chung says the new designs called the Elite Ball (FIFA approved), the Premier Ball (FIFA Inspected), and the OFC Futsal Ball (FIFA approved)…

Pressure up

A LAST-minute try by Waisea Nacuqu helped Fiji win the Tokyo 7s tournament and move an inch closer to HSBC Sevens World Series leaders South Africa and New Zealand. Clad in black, the Vodafone-sponsored side defeated South Africa 33-26 in a hard-fought final at the Prince Chichibu Memorial Stadium to lift the title they last…

Impressive Fiji lift title in Tokyo

Fiji scored five tries in a breathless Cup final at the Prince Chichibu Memorial Ground, beating South Africa 33-26 in round six of the HSBC Sevens World Series on Sunday.   Captained by the impressive Osea Kolinisau, Fiji head into next weekend’s Hong Kong Sevens full of confidence after claiming their second Cup final of…