Rugby League

Inaugural regional seminar on ‘Keep Crime Out Of Sports’

AS a nation we believe strongly in sports partnerships. Minister for Employment, Productivity & Industrial Relations and Youth & Sports Parveen Kumar highlighted said while opening the Council of Europe’s inaugural regional seminar on “Keep Crime Out Of Sports” (KCOSS +) in Nadi this morning. The seminar has gathered representatives from Pacific sporting associations, including...

Kiwi Ferns back players choosing to play for Samoa

AUCKLAND, 07 APRIL 2019 (RNZ PACIFIC) – The New Zealand Kiwi Ferns will play Fetu Samoa as part of an international double-header losing some of their own players in the process. The Kiwi Ferns are finally receiving more international matches, this time against Fetu Samoa as part of an international double-header featuring the Kiwis and...

Nasinu Panthers hammers RSMS Broncos

NASINU Secondary School Panthers hammered Ratu Sukuna Memorial College 42-6 to take out the Under-17 title during the Vodafone Fiji Secondary School Rugby League competition at Garvey Park this afternoon. The Panthers walked away $2000 richer. In the U14 grade, Ratu Kadavulevu School beat Queen Victoria School Knights 14-10. The U19 final between Ratu Navula...

RSMS Broncos U17 ready for battle

THE Under-17 Ratu Sukuna Memorial School Broncos skipper Naibuka Gaunavou is ready to leave it all on the field tomorrow as the Broncos take on the Nasinu Secondary School Panthers in the Fiji Secondary School Rugby League grand-final. “We have worked very hard to get here,” Gaunavinaka said. “And I know my team won’t stop...

NRL scouts Fiji for high school league players

VODAFONE Fiji Bati coach Brandon Costin has confirmed that two NRL scouts were in the country specifically hunting for young secondary school players. Costin said the NRL duo were in the country specifically to watch the grand final. Auckland Warriors recruitment manager Peter O’Sullivan has been in the country since last week’s FSSRL national semi...

What’s in a name? Crusaders ponder change after Christchurch shootings

WELLINGTON (Reuters) – For 23 years the name Crusaders was a source of nothing but pride in Christchurch, the uncontroversial identity of a franchise that claims, with some justification, to be the most successful non-national professional rugby team in the world. The city was changed forever on March 15, however, when 50 people were killed...

Nadera Panthers shifts into next gear to maintain ranking

DEE CEE’s Nadera Panthers head coach Vula Dakuitoga believes the Vodafone Cup competition only gets harder now after last week’s 12-all draw against the West Fiji Dolphins at the AFL Compound in Nadi see them sharing top position on the table. “All teams want to take out the top team which at the moment is...

Players allowed to play any sport: Musunamasi

FIJI National Rugby League chairman Peni Musunamasi has responded to claims that women playing rugby league hinders the sport is not evident. Fijiana 7s coach Saiasi Fuli had earlier shown his concern for saying the FNRL had posed a threat for them as majority of the players that were involved in the women’s 7s and...

Moce mada Maciu

A FITTING farewell was accorded to renowned The Fiji Times senior sports journalist Maciu ‘Mac’ Malo in Lautoka yesterday. People from all walks of life gathered to farewell a loving friend, father, son and a renowned sports writer who has been known for many years for his sports articles. Tears flowed freely as eulogies were...

New FSSRL U19 champion to be crowned next week

A NEW champion will be crowned next week as Queen Victoria School Knights and Ratu Navula College Sea Eagles booked their spots yesterday during the Fiji Secondary School Rugby League Colin Love national semifinals. QVS Knights beat Nasinu Secondary School Panthers 16-14 while Ratu Navula defeated Ba Pro Free Bird Institute Dragons 17-12 at the...

QVS Knights survive Panthers challenge

THE Queen Victoria School Knights have made it to the final of the Fiji Secondary Schools Rugby League Colin Love Trophy grand final beating Nasinu Secondary School Panthers in a nail biting semi-final 16-14 at the ANZ Stadium in Suva. After trailing at half-time by 8-6 two early second half tries and a stone wall...

RSMS Broncos U17 through to grand final

THE Ratu Sukuna Memorial School Sukuna Broncos ran rampant in the first semifinal of the Fiji Secondary Schools Rugby League Under 17 national semi-finals defeating Queen Victoria School 47-12 at the ANZ Stadium in Suva today. “We came in with the goal to reach the final and we have achieved that,” said Broncos coach Semi...

Fiji Times senior Sports journalist laid to rest

FAMILIES, friends and colleagues of The Fiji Times senior Sports journalist Maciu Rakuita Malo bid him farewell at the Tavakubu cemetery in Lautoka today. Eulogies delivered today summed up a life fulfilled with love and purpose for the 42-year-old father of three. Fiji Times editor-in-chief Fred Wesley shared the sentiment of a company director who...

Panthers aim to outrun the Knights, schools in for semis treat

TWO of Fiji’s secondary schools rugby league giants clash today in the race to the Fiji Secondary Schools Rugby League Association’s Vodafone Trophy. Nasinu Secondary School under-19 rugby league team, the Nasinu Panthers, hopes to beat QVS Knights in their national semi-final match at the ANZ Stadium to reach the final. Nasinu is the champion...

Sims scores crucial try in win

FIJI Bati rep Korbin Sims scored a crucial try for the St George Illawarra Dragons to help them beat Brisbane Broncos 25-24 in the NRL competition last night. Playing against his former club, Sim was at the top of his games. Another Fijian Mikaela Ravalawa, playing for the Dragons, scored his first NRL try. In...

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