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Sluggish Fiji wake up to put French to the sword, 45-5

By ANA VURU The Vodafone Fiji 7s side survived a slow start to put seven tries past France and win 45-5, capsule after the game French controlled much of the first half of the opening game of the South Africa leg of the HSBC Sevens World Series. France scored 30 seconds after kick-off when Julien Candelon tip-toed along the sideline ... Read More »

Civic wins NCC protest

A protest was lodged by Civic Football Club of Suva against Koromakawa Football Club of Navua on the grounds of fielding ineligible players in their Kriz Signs National Club Championship match After consultation with Fiji FA Board of Control and looking at the evidence provided by Civic Football Club of Suva it was decided that the protest be awarded to ... Read More »

Fijians hope to open up lead on 7s rivals

Vodafone Fiji 7s coach Ben Ryan says this weekend’s South Africa Sevens, which kicks off later tonight, is a chance to tighten their grip on Olympic qualification and open up a healthy lead on their rivals. Going into Port Elizabeth, Fiji are two points clear of South Africa at the top, despite a disappointing third-place finish in Dubai. Ryan says ... Read More »

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 »

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