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Matavesi, Goneva join Flying Fijians camp

Wales-based Josh Matavesi and England-based Vereniki Goneva have joined the Vodafone Flying Fijians camp in Cardiff ahead of the Test against Wales this weekend. “Josh Matevesi has rejoined the squad following injury and Vereniki Goneva has also joined the squad. Goneva was unable to travel to France last week due to late issue of his visa, and ” said Vodafone ... Read More »

Fiji’s NRL dream a step closer

Former Fiji Bati skipper Petero Civoniceva’s dream of seeing Fiji playing in a rugby league competition in Australia is just days away from becoming a reality. The former Brisbane, Queensland and Kangaroo front-rower has spent the past 12 months lobbying support from corporate sponsors in Fiji and rugby league officials in Australia. He is very hopeful two crucial meetings this week ... Read More »

New-look France hammer Fiji

By ANA VURU An expansive game by a new-look France side set the platform for a 40-15 hammering of the Flying Fijians in their first Northern Hemisphere tour match at the Stade Velodrome in Marseille, southern France. The match became only the second time in history that a French player scored a hat-trick on debut. That player was Racing Metro ... Read More »

England pick Fiji-born wing

England have named uncapped Semesa Rokoduguni on the right wing for their November series opener against world champions New Zealand at Twickenham on Saturday. Fiji-born Rokoduguni, a serving soldier in the British Army with the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards, has been called up after an impressive start to the season with Bath. Now England will look to the 27-year-old, who ... Read More »

Kelly Slater breaks toes in Fiji surf

World surfing champion Kelly Slater’s chances of adding to his record 11 world surfing championships have copped a setback with the American breaking two toes in Fiji. Slaters was surfing Cloudbreak in Fiji when he broke the second and third toes on his left foot. The injury is expected to take about three weeks to heal with several weeks of ... Read More »

Yamacia, Red Rock meet in Coral Coast 7s pool

Reigning champions Yamacia will take on two-time champion Red Rock in pool play of next week’s Bayleys Fiji Coral Coast Sevens. The Navosa club burst onto the local sevens scene with a 26-19 win in last year’s final and w-ill feature Semi Kunatani, one of the heroes of the recent IRB Gold Coast Sevens, in their lineup. Standing in their ... Read More »

Fiji-born soldier set to make England debut

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

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 »

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