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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 »

Fiji beat Brazil, through to Cup quarterfinals at Dubai 7s

By ANA VURU Fiji qualified for the Cup quarterfinal of the Emirates Dubai 7s after beating Brazil 36-5 in their second pool game. The Vodafone Fiji 7s side scored a runaway try early in the first half, treat before Brazil replied with an unconverted one. Savenaca Rawaca gave Fiji the lead going to the breather after a length-of-the-field effort, sale ... Read More »

World Rugby pulls plug on sevens TV coverage in Fiji

Avid Fijian 7s rugby fans may not get to see their team defend the Emirates Dubai 7s title, according to a report. This is after World Rugby (the renamed International Rugby Board) pulled the plug on Fiji seeing any of the television coverage of the Dubai 7s tournament starting tomorrow. The decision comes in the wake of the Television (Cross-Carriage ... Read More »

Fiji side knuckles down ahead of Dubai showdown

By ANA VURU All appears to be going well for the Vodafone Fiji 7s side as they prepare to defend their title at the Emirates Dubai 7s this weekend. The team arrives at its tournament base today after spending a few days in Abu Dhabi in a bid to acclimatise to the weather and shake off the jet lag on ... Read More »

Fiji feel the pinch in fixture wilderness

Fiji have added to the discontent surrounding their fellow Pacific Islanders from Samoa by claiming the international rugby calendar will leave them underprepared to face England in next year’s World Cup. The Fijians have been drawn to play in the showpiece opening match of the 2015 World Cup against England at Twickenham next September in a tournament predicted by the ... Read More »

Fiji advance to World Cricket League Division 6

Fiji triumphed over Samoa in their final match at Oakes Oval in Lismore and  join Vanuatu to represent the East-Asia Pacific region at World Cricket League Division 6. Threatening storm clouds did not delay the start of play, with Fiji captain, Joe Rika, winning the toss, and sending the Samoans into bat. The situation was dire early for Samoa, with ... Read More »

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