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WAINIQOLO CRUTCHES TO THE PITCH FOR GRANDSON

THE Mana Whey Fiji Coral Coast 7s 2018 has come and gone. After wrapping up stories from the event, MaiLife realized we left out Alitia Wainiqolo’s story. The 73 year-old from Raiwaqa Village in Nadroga caught the roving eyes of the MaiLife team after seeing her short leaps of joy and throwing her fists in the air when team Davetalevu ... Read More »

Poorest half of the world gained nothing in 2017, says Oxfam Report

The poorest half of the world consisting of 3.7 billion people did not receive any increased wealth last year. On the other hand, a massive 82 per cent of wealth generated in 2017 went to the world’s richest who make up a mere one per cent of the world’s population, a new Oxfam report released this week said. In summary, ... Read More »

CORAL COAST 7S TOURNAMENT A STAND OUT.

  FORMER Fiji 7s coach, Ben Ryan described the Mana Whey Fiji Coral Coast 7s as a stand out tournament as it helped him identify potential players to represent Fiji. “If you think back to when I first came across, initially we were preparing for that first Dubai team and I saw players like Semi Kunatani and Viliame Mata in ... Read More »

DISCIPLINE TO GO UP A NOTCH.

MEMBERS of the public have reminded Fiji 7s national coach Gareth Baber the need to have discipline in the team. “I am not sure what they mean but what it means to me is that a player needs to look after the team before they look after themselves,” Baber said. Baber added players need to have discipline on and off ... Read More »

PLAY FOR NATIONAL PRIDE NOT POPULARITY.

FORMER national 7s prop Pio Tuwai is of the view that players selected into the national team should have a sense of national pride. Speaking in Fijian to MaiLife Pio said that selected players should have confidence in themselves first and foremost. “Na tamata digitaki e dodonu me vakadeitaki koya ena nonai tutu sa digitaki kina sega ni lako wale ... Read More »

SEVENS WIZARD CALLS FOR CONSISTENCY.

    THE Fiji 7s team can improve in the next HSBC 7s in Sydney if they unite and stop playing as an individual but play as a team. These sentiments were echoed by the 7s maestro Waisale Serevi during an interview with MaiLife at the Mana Whey Fiji Coral Coast 7s 2018 held at Lawaqa Park today. “The boys ... Read More »

BABER NAMES STRONG TEAM FOR SYDNEY AND HAMILTON 7S

  FIJI Airways en’s 7s coach Gareth Baber has named a strong squad for the second leg of the 2017/2018 HSBC World Sevens Series in Australia and New Zealand. Four players who featured for Fiji in Dubai and South Africa have been dropped. They are Apisai Domolailai, Apenisa Cakaubalavu, Vatemo Ravouvou and John Stewart. Stewart and Domolailai have been stood ... Read More »

Women 7s Team to Sydney 7s Announced

The Fiji Airways Fijiana Head Coach Iliesa Tanivula has named a strong squad for the 2018 HSBC Women’s 7s World Series in Sydney. And in a world first for the HSBC World Sevens Series, the women’s tournament will be completely integrated with the men’s and will be held across three days from 26 to 28 January at the Allianz Stadium, ... Read More »

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