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Fiji-born soldier set to make England debut

Semesa Rokoduguni in Bath colours. He has made history by being the first Fijian named in the England rugby team.

Fiji-born soldier Semesa Rokoduguni is in line to make his England debut against the All Blacks at Twickenham this Saturday after being retained in coach Stuart Lancaster’s 23-man match-day squad. The 27-year-old Fijian-born British Army soldier is one of four Bath backs who could all feature against the All Blacks in the first of 2015 World Cup hosts England’s November ... Read More »

Fiji wing Nalaga out of November Tests

Napolioni Nalaga attacks for his Clermont club side in the French Top 14 competition.

Clermont wing Napolioni Nalaga will miss Fiji’s November Tests against France, Wales and the USA due to family reasons, Fiji coach John McKee told AFP. The prolific 28-year-old has scored nine tries in 16 internationals for Fiji, but won’t be adding to that this winter. “He expressed that he didn’t want to be considered for this tour,” said McKee. “That ... Read More »

Flying Fijians session with Georgia ‘very beneficial’

Vodafone Flying Fijians reps (from left) Nikola Matawalu, Metuisela Talebula and Waisea Nayacalevu at the team's training camp in Toulouse, France. Photo by FRU MEDIA

The Vodafone Flying Fijians have had a scrimmage session with the Georgian national team at the side’s Blagnac Rugby Club base just outside Toulouse in southern France, which head coach John McKee has described as very beneficial. This is as the team fine-tune tactics ahead of the one-off Test against France this weekend to open their Northern Hemisphere tour. The ... Read More »

Fijian Etonia Nabuli to fill Morris void

New Dragons signing Eto Nabuli in action for Penrith in the NSW Cup.

The Saint George Illawarra Dragons will be looking to fill the hole left by departing superstar Brett Morris with some bargain buys after announcing the signing of former hotel porter Etonia Nabuli and home-grown talent Yaw-Kiti Glymin on Monday. Nabuli was discovered carrying suitcases by NRL greats Andrew Johns and Brad Fitler while on an ambassadorial trip to Fiji in ... Read More »

Fiji cruises to victory on the Sunshine Coast

Team Fiji at Maroochydore Cricket Club on the Sunshine Coast.

The Fiji Senior Men’s cricket team got off to the perfect start to their tour of Australia yesterday. Maroochydore Cricket Club was the venue for the 50 over match against the Sunshine Coast Scorchers Invitational XI. Having won the toss the hosts elected to bat first on what looked to be ideal conditions for batting.  The Scorchers however did not ... Read More »

McKee pleased with Fijian ruggers’ attitude

Vodafone Flying Fijians reps (from left) Alipate Ratini, Waisea Nayacalevu, Watisoni Votu, Nikola Matawalu, Timoci Nagusa, Josh Matavesi, Levani Botia, Henry Seniloli and Metuisela Talebula at the team’s training camp in Toulouse, France. Photo by FRU MEDIA

Vodafone Flying Fijians coach John McKee is pleased with the attitude of the Flying Fijian players following a rugby and gym session at the Regulation 9 Camp in Toulouse, France. “On Monday we had a very good rugby session in the afternoon, which followed on from a gym session in the morning for the players who arrived in camp on ... Read More »

Fiji soccer’s Pacific Games campaign starts

Fiji soccer team head coach Juan Carlos Buzzetti.

The campaign to reclaim gold at the 2015 Pacific Games has started at the National Football Academy in Ba. Head coach Juan Carlos Buzzetti and his assistant Imdad Ali have ended a week-long camp for the Fiji national team. Buzzetti says players went through various sessions aimed at developing a strong squad for the Pacific Games, which will be held ... Read More »

Sportsman faces bribery charge

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A 24-year-old Fijian sportsman has been charged with two counts of corruption-related offences by the Fiji Independent Commission against Corruption (FICAC). The sportsman, who has been given temporary name suppression, was charged with one count of Bribery contrary to section 4(1) (a) of the Prevention of Bribery Promulgation No. 12 of 2007. The second count was for false and misleading ... Read More »