Fiji rugby sevens and netball teams appeal for Glasgow 2014 lifeline

Fiji’s participation in team events at Glasgow 2014 is “under consideration” following their reinstatement into the Commonwealth, insidethegames can reveal. Reg Sanday, President of the Fiji Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee (FASANOC), has appealed to the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) for the country’s rugby sevens and netball teams to be allowed to compete…

FRU has government’s backing: Naupoto

Fiji’s Sports Minister Viliame Naupoto has assured government’s support in Fiji Rugby Union’s bid to host one of the 2015/2016 HSBC Sevens World Series tournaments as well as host of the 2018 Sevens World Cup. He said the ministry had also written to the International Rugby Board to assure the international rugby body that Fiji…

Mal Meninga to conduct trainning in PNG

Fifty two participants including 10 Digicel Cup referees, six ENBRL referees, 10 Digicel Cup coaches and trainers and 16 national development officers will undergo a two day accreditation course in rugby league in Kokopo on Saturday. The course run under the Team Kumul program will be conducted by three Australian accredited trainers with assistance from…

Samoa Sevens Captain replaced

Samoan and New Zealand based rugby player, Kelly Meafua has been called to join the Samoa Sevens team to the IRB World Sevens Series Round 6 and 7 in Japan and Hong Kong. The last minute change is to replace Captain Reupena Levasa who is suspected of illness. “At this stage we are awaiting Levasa’s…

Tonga opening doors for women’s development

The 2014 OFC Women’s Championship saw the wide open margins by which New Zealand has long dominated their Pacific counterparts narrowed. The gap still exists, but with the work being put into the women’s game from Member Association’s like Papua New Guinea, Tonga and Vanuatu this tournament was evidence that the hard work is starting…

20 people apply for Fiji Rugby 15s coaching job

Twenty people have expressed their interest for Fiji’s Rugby 15s coaching job. This was confirmed to Fijivillage by Fiji Rugby Union Chairman Filimoni Waqabaca.   Waqabaca said the 17 applications are from New Zealand, Australia and Argentina while three are locals.   Waqabaca said FRU will make sure that careful consideration will be done to…

Krishna extends Phoenix deal

He scored his first A-League goal at the weekend against Melbourne Heart and now Fiji striker Roy Krishna has extended his stay with the Wellington Phoenix two more years leaving him one very happy young chap. The 26-year-old has been with the club since January as injury replacement for Paul Ifill, joining from ASB Premiership…

Fiji Warriors thrash Junior Japan 99 – 13

The Fiji Warriors side fell short of a point to reach a century after nailing Junior Japan 99-13 during its Pacific Rugby Cup match in Brisbane Tuesday. The Telecom Fiji-sponsored side scored 15 unanswered tries during the 80-minute period. The Warriors led 40-8 at the break.   Winger and former national sevens rep Vilitati Sokiveta…