The Fiji Bati 9s team focuses on maintaining consistency

The Fiji Bati 9s team focuses on maintaining consistency

By Mosese Raqio
Monday 20/11/2023
Photo: FNRL Fiji National Rugby League

The Vodafone Fiji Bati 9s side will want to maintain the consistency of winning gold at the Pacific Games.

Manager Akuila Masi says they are motivated by the achievement of the team that won gold at the Pacific Games in Samoa back in 2019 and they want to repeat the feat this year. Masi says the coaching staff have so much confidence in the team that has been selected to represent the country at this year’s event.

He says the team is made up of local-based players from the local competition and the majority of them are participating in their first Pacific Games with only two players coming in for their second Pacific Games competition.

Masi says their first game against Tonga will not be an easy one knowing what the Tongans are capable of.

The Fiji Bati side will take on Tonga at 5.40pm this afternoon.

They will then take on Samoa at 7.20pm in their second match before playing the Solomon Islands at 4pm tomorrow in their third match.

They will take on the Cook Islands at 8.10pm tomorrow in their last match.

The bronze match will be at 7.30pm Wednesday and the gold medal final will be at 8pm Wednesday.

Meanwhile, The Fiji Bulikula 9s side will play Samoa at 4.50pm in their first match today.

They will take on Tonga at 6.55pm this evening, they will then play Vanuatu at 8.10pm later tonight in their third match.

The Bulikulas will play the Cook Islands at 4.50pm tomorrow before they play host the Solomon Islands at 7.45pm in their final match.

The semi final will be at 5.30pm tomorrow, the bronze final will be at 6pm tomorrow and the gold medal final will be at 6.30pm tomorrow.

fijivillage Sports sponsored by Kasabias, FNPF and TFL


fijivillage Straight Talk with Vijay Narayan
Latest Videos

Stay tuned for the latest news on our radio stations

CFL radio frequencies
Discussions in place to construct more schools along the Suva-Nausori corridor
Discussions are in progress for cooperation between Australia and Fiji in building more schools and also constructing additional classrooms for the sc...
5 hours ago
A man and woman arrested for allegedly in possession of meth and more than $3,000 cash
A man and a woman are in custody after they were found with white crystals believed to be methamphetamine and more than $3,000 cash believed to be ...
2 hours ago

Drua home-match tickets on sale
Tickets for the Swire Shipping Fijian Drua’s home-games are now on sale. Fans in Fiji and abroad will be able to get tickets to all seven home ...
4 hours ago

21-year-old girl is the youngest amputee due to diabetes in Fiji
Alcohol plays a big role and increases a person's chances of getting diabetes, and the youngest amputee in the country is a 21-year-old girl. This ...
4 hours ago

Christmas comes early for WOWS Kids Fiji as Digicel donates $20,000
Christmas came early for WOWS Kids Fiji as Digicel Fiji donated $20,000 towards them as a shining beacon of hope and support during this festive ...
4 hours ago

Gender and power interchange is a well-known factor faced around the world
Interchange between gender, power, class and politics is a well-known factor that people not only in the Pacific are facing but also ...
5 hours ago
PM’s motion passed to reduce overseas travel allowances for the PM, Ministers, Assistant Ministers, Leader of Opposition and MPs
Parliament has passed the Prime Minister’s motion to reduce the rates payable for overseas travelling allowances for the Prime Minister, Cabinet ...
15 days ago

CEO of the Fijian Competition and Consumer Commission, Joel Abraham appears on fijivillage Straight Talk With Vijay Narayan
CEO of the Fijian Competition and Consumer Commission, Joel Abraham appears on fijivillage Straight Talk With Vijay ...
21 days ago

HIV infections in Fiji increased 260% since 2010, making Fiji the second fastest-growing epidemic in the Asia Pacific region
Speaker of Parliament and UNAIDS Goodwill Ambassador for the Pacific Region, Ratu Epeli Nailatikau says according to the Global AIDS Monitoring Report, Fiji is in the top 5 countries of rising new HIV infections in the Asia Pacific region amongst the 15 t
25 days ago