Fiji 7s rivalry at its best

FIJIAN 7s legend Waisale Serevi put it rightly when he said rugby 7s was the heartbeat of the nation. This was evident during the Turtle Vodafone Nacula 7s held at Ratu Meli Memorial School ground in Yasawa last weekend when people from all walks of life gathered to witness the 7s battle and rivalry among…

Here we come SP PNG Hunters

Rugby League SP PNG Hunters coach Michael Marum on Tuesday named his 18 man squad for the opening match of the Intrust Super Cup competition against Redcliffe in Brisbane this Sunday. The club will take 18 players with one player to be omitted prior to kick off. Marum said training this week has been good…

New sponsor for WC coverage

THE 2014 FIFA World Cup licensed broadcaster Mai TV has secured sponsors for their coverage of the tournament which will be held in Brazil in June and July. The free to air TV network signed McDonalds Fiji as its first official sponsor before forging a deal with Coca-Cola Amatil Fiji Limited. “We are extremely happy…

Tabakaucoro, Turner scoop top gongs

Fiji sprint king Banuve Tabakaucoro and veteran power lifter Sainimili Turner were crowned Fiji Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year at the 2013 Fiji Sports Awards at the Vodafone Arena Friday night. Tabakaucoro, who broke the 100 and 200 metres records at the Pacific Mini Games last year, was modest in accepting the gong ahead…

Sports remittances boost economy: Fiji PM

Sports contribute $100 million (US$53 million) annually to the Fijian economy, confirmed Prime Minister, Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama. He made the revelation Friday while speaking as the 2013 Fiji Sports Awards chief guest at the Vodafone Arena, Suva.   The Prime Minister said sports had been one of the biggest income-generators for Fiji.   This is…

Port Moresby embraces mascot Tura

THE 2015 Games Mascot, “Kokomo, The Tura” was welcomed to the city of Port Moresby at the Jack Pidik Park on Friday. Tura means friend in the motu language and it signifies the friendship and unity through the Pacific in Papua New Guinea during the 2015 Pacific Games in Port Moresby. The mascot was unveiled…

Ryan wants local players

VODAFONE Fiji 7s coach Ben Ryan is opting for local players to represent the country at the Rio Olympics in 2016. Speaking at the Turtle Vodafone Nacula 7s tournament Saturday, Ryan said there was a need to generate more talented players to replace those that had been snatched by overseas rugby clubs. Unlike in previous…

Suva keeps league lead

THE Gurjeet Singh-coached Suva team stretched its winning streak to six matches in the Fiji Sun/Skipper Tuna National Football League after beating Nadi 1-0 at Prince Charles Park Saturday. Waisake Navunigasau proved to be the hero for the Whites scoring the lone goal in the 41st minute. The Nadi defenders stood watching as the ball…