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12th December

Chelsea ban fans over alleged racial abuse of Sterling

LONDON (Reuters) – Chelsea said on Monday they had banned four supporters from matches pending an investigation into alleged racial abuse of Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling. The incident involving the 24-year-old England international occurred...

No quick fix for Australia’s problems ahead of Perth test

ADELAIDE (Reuters) – Having gone down swinging in an enthralling Adelaide test, Australia barely have time to pick themselves up off the canvas before another potentially bruising contest against a confident India in Perth. Tim Paine’s team delivered a gallant performance in a 31-run loss at Adelaide Oval but the scoreline flattered a side that...

Everton deny Watford with last-gasp equaliser

Everton’s France defender Lucas Digne scored with a superb free kick deep into added time to salvage a 2-2 draw with Watford in a frenetic Premier League clash at Goodison Park on Monday. Richarlison had given the home side an early lead before Watford made it 2-1 with two goals in three minutes just past...

11th December

Bid to encourage young people on living a healthy lifestyle

ONE of the main goals for the Dash for Diabetes organised by the Petero Civoniceva Foundation is to encourage the younger generations to live a healthy lifestyle. This was highlighted by co-founder of the foundation Lauren Jagger while speaking on the initiative. Ms Jagger said in all the programs organized by the foundation their key...

National Provincial Women’s Age Grade Championship kicks off tomorrow

THE Fiji Rugby Union National Provincial Women’s Age Grade Championship kick starts at Nadi’s Prince Charles Park tomorrow. The first match kicks off at 9am in which Namosi will take on Tailevu at 9am in the Under-15 grade. Macuata faces Naitasiri in the same grade at 9.15am. Pool matches will be played in three grounds...

More teachers get netball accreditation under NetGO Programme

THIRTY-SEVEN teachers from around the country received their Oceania Foundation Coaching Accreditation Certificate after a two-day session at the ANZ Stadium over the weekend. This will enabled the teachers to teach and coach netball in their various schools as part of the NetGo Programme. The programme, set up by Netball New Zealand, aims to tackle a...

Teenager Foden extends Manchester City deal to 2024

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) – Manchester City’s England Under-21 playmaker Phil Foden has agreed a 5-1/2-year contract extension through to 2024 with the Premier League champions, the club announced on Monday. The Stockport-born 18-year-old, a lifelong City fan, has been with the Blues since the age of eight and made his debut in November 2017 as...

Sri Lanka’s Dananjaya suspended from bowling over illegal action

(Reuters) – Sri Lanka spinner Akila Dananjaya has been suspended from bowling in international cricket with immediate effect after an independent committee found his bowling action to be illegal, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Monday. Dananjaya was reported for a suspect action following Sri Lanka’s first test against England in Galle last month....

Baber on the mend

THE Fiji Airways Fiji 7s team coach Gareth Baber is on the comeback trail after winning the South Africa 7s in Cape Town yesterday. His side beat USA in the Cup final and Fiji’s first title victory in the start of the 2018-2019 World Rugby Sevens Series. Baber, after the final, showed that he is...

NZ title defence

THE Fiji Airways Fiji 7s team will defend its New Zealand 7s title in Hamilton next month. After the splendid performance in Cape Town, South Africa yesterday after beating USA 29-15 in the cup final, the Gareth Baber-coached national side is looking ahead to a successful trip to the Waikato region on January 26 –...

Fijians show glimpse of gold in win

THE Fiji Airways Fiji 7s team showed its glipmse of old in South Africa yesterday to win the Cape Town 7s. Fiji clawed its way back to the top three after beating USA 29-15 in the cup final yesterday morning. The Gareth Baber-coached team broke the hearts of Blitzbok 7s fans in the semi-finals when...

10th December

Fiji drawn in Pool A of Hamilton 7s

THE Fiji Airways Fiji 7s side has been drawn in Pool A of the Hamilton 7s, which is the next tournament in the current World Sevens Series. The Cape Town 7s champions will face Australia, Argentina, and Wales in Pool A. USA heads pool B and will face England, Samoa and an invitational team. Pool C has...

Skipper Nasoko leads team by action

FIJI Airways Fiji 7s team captain Kalione Nasoko is leading his team by action and not words only. He displayed a great leadership style when the team defeated USA 29-15 in the final of the Capetown 7s tournament in South Africa. The 28-year-old led by example in the final, scoring two tries that helped maintain the momentum...

Fiji wins Cape Town 7s after 13-year drought

“EDA sa qaqa….we have overcome.” This is a well-known hymn that is often sung by local clubs and national 7s reps in a rugby sevens tournament internationally and locally after a match, despite a win or a loss. After 13 years since the Fiji Airways Fiji 7s team won a tournament in South Africa, tears of joy...

Nasoko and Naduva make HSBC dream team

TWO Fiji Airways Fiji 7s players made the Dream Team of the Cape Town 7s. Captain Kalione Nasoko and speedman Alosio Naduva made the best 7s players of the tournament. Also in the team were USA’s Madison Hughes, Danny Barrett, Samoa’s David Afamasaga, New Zealand’s Sione Molia and South African Rosko Specman. Meanwhile, the next...

USA surprise leader on World Sevens Series points table

THE USA side is the surprise leader at the top of the World Sevens Series points table after the first two tournaments. Having reached the finals of the Dubai and Cape Town 7s tournaments, USA leads the standing with 38 points. Dubai 7s winners New Zealand are in second spot with 37 points after finishing...

HSBC 7s Series: Fiji wins Cape Town 7s

FIJI Airways national men’s sevens rugby team has broken a 13 year drought to win the HSBC Cape Town 7s. The side defeated USA 29-15 in the final. The last time Fiji won the tournament was in 2005. The win puts the side in third place with 35 points behind USA (38points) and New Zealand...

HSBC 7s Series: Fiji beats South Africa to book final with USA

FIJI will play USA in the final of the HSBC Cape Town 7s after bundling out hosts South Africa 17-12 in their semi final match. The side won the match in the last 30 seconds following a South African knock on at halfway. Scrum to Fiji and speedster Alosio Naduva went through running around two...

Fiji Bati begin Pacific Games preparations

The Vodafone Fiji Bati side has started preparations for next year’s Pacific Games. Fiji National Rugby League Executive Chair Peni Musunamasi said 40 players took part in the fitness test in Suva last Friday. He said these were all local players from which the best will be selected to represent Fiji next year. According to...

Fiji West dominates Fiji Cup

THE Fiji West Under-18 side won the 2018 Fiji Cup title defeating Manukau in the final on Saturday. Both teams were locked 1-all at full time as the Fijians won 3-2 on penalty kicks. Manukau participated in the tournament for the first time. Fiji West also won the U18 Girls title defeating Australia’s IFG 3-nil...

ORCA swimmers to compete at NSW championships

ORCA Swimming Club will be sending four swimmers to the 2018 Optus New South Wales Senior State Age Championships this weekend at the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre in Australia. Team coach Esita Malani said the competition was a good way to expose some of the young talents in the club. “International competitions such as...

HSBC 7s: Fiji books semi final spot

FIJI Airways national men’s sevens rugby team has reached the cup semi final of the HSBC Cape Town 7s for the first time in eight years. This after the side ran in eight tries to beat Spain 46-7. Fiji will play hosts South Africa at 3.34am Fiji time today. Fiji’s tries came from Waisea Nacuqu,...

9th December

Cape Town 7s: Fiji likely to meet South Africa again

A REPEAT of last week’s fifth place battle is likely to happen during the semi-final stage of the cup competition at the Cape Town 7s today. The Fiji Airways Fiji 7s team beat South Africa in Dubai last week to claim fifth place and a win for both teams in the quarters will see them...

Cape Town 7s: New reps top try scorers after day one

NEW 7s reps Ratu Meli Derenalagi and Aminiasi Tuimaba are joint top try scorers with nippy Jerry Tuwai after the completion of HSBC World Rugby South Africa 7s pool games. They have scored three tries each totaling to Fiji’s 16 tries after Day One. Another new rep Filimoni Botitu also registered his name on the...

Tuimaba will be one of the stars at 7s series: Golea

NEW 7s flyer Aminiasi Tuimaba will be one of the stars at this year’s HSBC World Sevens Series, says former Fiji Bati rep Lagilagi Golea. He said the Yasawa speedster has slowly gained confidence and needed few more top level exposures to be the best. Golea said Tuimaba also went through some good coaching before...

12 provinces confirmed for National Girls Provisional 7s tourney

THE Fiji Rugby Union in conjunction with UN Women will host the second annual National Girls Provisional 7s tournament at Nadi’s Prince Charles Park this Wednesday. According to a report by FRU, 32 teams from 12 provinces will take part in the tournament. The tournament is expected to see a mix of tag rugby and...

2018 Fiji Invitational: Fiji Warriors men’s team scoreless

THE Australian Country men’s side defeated the Fiji Warriors 4-nil l last night on the opening day of the 2018 Fiji Invitational in Suva. Earlier, the Fiji Residents women’s side went down fighting and suffered a close 1-nil loss to the Australian Country side. In matches today, the Australian Country men takes on the Fiji...

Roy’s Phoenix team moves up as he scores a double

FIJIAN wonder boy Roy Krishna was in sensational form as he scored twice to help Wellington Phoenix upset reigning Hyundai A-League Premiers Sydney FC 3-1 yesterday. Krishna scored twice in a lapse of nine first half minutes as the Phoenix led 3-1 in Sydney. The win lifts Wellington Phoenix from ninth to 7th position on...

Cape Town 7s: Fiji to meet Spain in cup quarters

THE Fiji Airways Fiji 7s team will play Spain in the Cup-quarter-finals of the Cape Town 7s tonight. This after Fiji finished top of its group winning all three matches. Fiji made a blistering start thumping France 50-nil in their tournament opener. The Gareth Baber coached side then accounted for Kenya 38-7. It was a...

Tuwai scores 100th try as the Fijians run riot

THE Fiji Airways Fiji 7s side started its 2018-2019 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series Cape Town 7s campaign on a high note running riot over France, winning 50-0 during their opening match last night. The Kalione Nasoko-captained side was on top of their game from the opening whistle to show they meant business in the...

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