Jarryd Hayne can play for NSW and Fiji

SYDNEY, (THE DAILY TELEGRAPH) —-Jarryd Hayne could still represent NSW even if he pledges his international allegiance to Fiji as rugby league’s Test eligibility rules look certain to undergo a major revamp. Hayne is an outside chance of making Australia’s Four Nations squad at the end of this year, but discussions have already commenced to…

Just Play shortlisted for award

The OFC Just Play Emergency Programme was shortlisted for the Beyond Sport Innovation Award.  One year on from the devastation of Tropical Cyclone Pam and six months on from Tropical Cyclone Winston, the Just Play Emergency Programme has been shortlisted for the Beyond Sport Innovation award in recognition of the work in both Vanuatu and…

Team PNG contingent depart for Rio

PORT MORESBY, (LOOP PNG) – The Team PNG contingent departs Port Moresby Wednesday for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio. The Team that left included Judo athlete, Raymond Ovinou and his coach, Richard Glied, Boxer, Thadius Katua and his coach, Joe Aufa, Weightlifting Team Manager, Winis Tua and Team PNG Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Bernie…

Rio gets ready for rugby

RIO DE JANEIRO, (WORLD RUGBY) – With anticipation building as rugby prepares for its return to the Olympic Games for the first time in 92 years, the Deodoro Stadium in Rio de Janeiro is finally ready for action. The grass has been laid, the pitch marked out, the seating and floodlights installed in the temporary…

Pacific lifters battle uneven field – OWF

SUVA, (FIJI TV) -The General Secretary of the Oceanic Weightlifting Federation says the 15 competitors representing the region at next month’s Rio Olympics won’t be facing a level playing field. Paul Coffa said despite the natural talent of the Pacific lifters, they would will be up against some athletes who have been banned for drug…

Ryan Pini ready for Olympic swansong

PORT MORESBY, ] (THE NATIONAL) – Veteran Papua New Guinea swimmer Ryan Pini says he is feeling fresh and is excited to compete in his fourth and final Olympic Games next month. Pini, easily the country’s greatest swimmer and perhaps sportsman, has been given the honour of being Team PNG’s flag bearer at the Rio…