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11th hour talks, 2am e-mails ‘led to resumption of live 7s on TV’

By ANA VURU It’s been revealed that 11th hour negotiations, including exchanges of e-mails at 2am, led to World Rugby (formerly the International Rugby Board) agreeing to lift the suspension of live feeds for television coverage of the HSBC Sevens World Series to Fiji. The revelation came from Fijian Holdings Limited CEO and Fiji TV board member Nouzab Fareed during ... Read More »

Second last round of Suva Cricket Draw

As the Suva Cricket League enters its second last round and with last week’s matches being washed out, Yadrana remains atop the Premier Grade competition on 91 points. Yadrana are followed closely by the BSP Titans on 82 points, whileArmy and Komo remaining tied for third position on 51 points.  Following on in the Premier Grade are VICC (41.5 points), Moce ... Read More »

Motion to repeal TV Decree defeated in Parliament

By ANA VURU  A motion in the Fijian Parliament to repeal the Television (Cross-Carriage of Designated Events) Decree was defeated by a 29 to 17 vote, but not before furious debate. The motion was moved by Opposition MP and former chief executive officer of the Fiji Rugby Union Viliame Gavoka and came in the wake of the suspension of the ... Read More »

WorldRugby stands ground on Fiji 7s coverage

World Rugby (formerly the International Rugby Board) has maintained its stand on the Fijian Government’s implementation of the Television (Cross-Carriage of Designated Events) Decree 2014, saying it will withhold the live feed of the HSBC Sevens World Series until the issue is sorted. WorldRugby says this decree was made without consultation and the game’s governing body is “uncomfortable with the ... Read More »

Fiji maintain top 7s spot, despite semis loss

Fiji retained top spot on the HSBC World Sevens Series points table despite losing to Australia 24-29 in the Emirates Dubai 7s Cup semifinals. The Vodafone Fiji side bounced back to beat New Zealand 26-12 in the 3rd/4th place playoffs after the Kiwis were hammered 28-0. South Africa win HSBC Sevens World Series in Dubai defeating Australia 33-7 in final, ... Read More »

Game Aussies take Fijians to the cleaners

By ANA VURU A determined Australian side fought from 5-19 down at half-time to beat Fiji in extra time and qualify for the Cup final of the Emirates Dubai 7s. Greg Jeloudev made the misfiring Fijians pay after Nick Malouf scored twice in regulation time to bring the Aussies level at 24-24. Fiji started well with two tries to Jerry ... Read More »

Fijians stumble to Dubai 7s Cup semis

By ANA VURU The Vodafone Fiji 7s side weathered a late Welsh comeback to win 31-17 in the first Cup quarterfinal at the Emirates Dubai 7s. Two tries to Jerry Tuwai and one each to Semi Kunatani and Savenaca Rawaca gave Fiji a 24-0 lead at half-time. Apisalome Waqatabu put further ahead (31-0) with a try after the break, but ... Read More »

Dubai 7s Cup quarterfinals set

The Vodafone Fiji 7s side meet Wales at 8pm tonight (Fiji Time) in the Cup quarterfinals of the Emirates Dubai 7s after completing day one undefeated in the pool stages. In the other Cup quarterfinals, Australia meet Scotland; South Africa take on Argentina and New Zealand tackle England. Day 1 highlights of HSBC Sevens World Series Round 2 in Dubai. ... Read More »

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