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Rokoduguni makes rugby history

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

British Army soldier Semesa Rokoduguni has made history by being the first Fijian named in the England rugby union squad for the autumn internationals. Rokoduguni is among three uncapped players named by coach Stuart Lancaster, the others are Saracens second row George Kruis and Northampton flanker Calum Clark. Clark has been in the squad before but Rokoduguni, 27, and Kruis, ... Read More »

Fijian British Army soldier set for England duty

Semesa Rokoduguni in Bath colours.

By BEN DIRS, BBC Sport Keith Miller, the great Australian all-rounder and World War II pilot, was once asked to compare the pressures of playing cricket to flying raids over Germany. Miller replied: “Pressure is a Messerschmitt up your backside, playing is not.” When I relay Miller’s quote to Bath winger and England hopeful Semesa Rokoduguni, he breaks into a ... Read More »

Fiji Bati farewell Rick Stone in style

Rick Stone is returning to the NRL to coach the Newcastle Knights.

By ANA VURU The Fiji Bati side farewelled departing coach Rick Stone in style with an impressive 40-28 win over Lebanon at the weekend. The match in Cronulla featured a core of Fiji’s world cup team, and the Bati were boosted by the late inclusion of two of their NRL stars – South Sydney Grand Final winner Apisai Koroisau and ... Read More »

NZ win FANCA title

The reserves bench of an Over-42 grade side at the 2014 FANCA tournament at Ratu Cakobau Park.

By FEROZ KHALIL Two Iwa Shekar goals in the first half and a third by Fadeel Khan gave New Zealand a 3-2 win against Australia in the final of the Muslim Sports Association FANCA tournament at Nausori’s Ratu Cakobau Park this afternoon.   The game Australian side fought back with two goals, but ran out of time. The NZ side ... Read More »

Fiji Govt commends 7s team’s success

Vodafone Fiji 7s coach Ben Ryan.

The Fijian Minister for Youth and Sports Hon. Laisenia Tuitubou commended Fiji’s 7s rugby team for their recent victory on Australia’s Gold Coast. “This past week has been one of Fiji’ best ever,” he told the national 7s side on their return home. “On Friday our country celebrated its 44th year of Independence and your victory on this 1st leg of the ... Read More »

Fiji take Gold Coast 7s title

The Vodafone Fiji 7s team after winning the 2014 Gold Coast 7s tournament. Photo by IRB

By ANA VURU Fiji started its 2014/2015 IRB Sevens Series campaign on a high note by winning the Gold Coast 7s tournament 31-24 over Samoa. The Ben Ryan-coached side had to wait until the final minute to confirm the victory when Jasa Veremalua scored after a penalty was awarded to Fiji. This was because even though Fiji led 26-0 at ... Read More »

Suva break 31-year jinx to win Courts IDC


By ANA VURU After a lapse of 31 years, Suva won the Courts InterDistrict Cup (IDC) tournament by beating Nadi 1-0 at the ANZ Stadium. Former Nadi rep Napolioni Qasevakatini proved the difference when scored the winner after the match ended 0-0 and had to go into extra time. This is despite playing with 10 men after goalkeeper Kolinio Sivoki ... Read More »

Fiji march to Gold Coast 7s Cup final

Fiji 7s fans provide lung power for their team at the Gold Coast tournament. Photo by IRB

By ANA VURU The Vodafone Fiji 7s side scored eight tries to eclipse England 48-7 in the Cup semifinal of the Gold Coast 7s tournament and book their spot in the final. They play Samoa, who beat South Africa 28-12 in the other semi-final. Fiji dominated the game after a shaky start, with captain Osea Kolinisau scoring a brace. Apisai ... Read More »