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16/09/2020
Western Division 2 beats Headquarters 1-0 in Police IDC
Southern Division has drawn 0-0 with Central Division in the last match of the Kontiki Finance Police IDC tournament at the Nasova Grounds in Nasese. Meanwhile, Weste
8 days ago
Nuggets to face LA Lakers in NBA Western Conference Final
Denver Nuggets dynamic duo of Jamal Murray and Nikola Jokic led another stunning turnaround as the Nuggets advanced to the NBA Western Conference finals for the first ti
8 days ago
Defending champions PSRU beats Eastern Division 4-1 in Police IDC
Western Division 2 is leading a star studded Headquarters team 1-0 in the Kontiki Finance Police IDC currently underway at the Nasova Grounds in Nasese. Nadi soccer re
8 days ago

Nalaubu scores twice as PSRU beat Eastern Division 4-1 in Police IDC
Suva soccer star Sairusi Nalaubu scored twice as defending champions Police Special Response Unit began their 2020 Kontiki Finance Police IDC campaign with a 4-1 win over
8 days ago
Ram Sami and Sons provides $40,000 sponsorship to Nasinu Rugby Union
Ram Sami and Sons will provide $40,000 sponsorship to Nasinu Rugby Union for the Vodafone Vanua Challenge and the Ram Sami 15s rugby competition. Ram Sami and Sons Di
8 days ago
Whyte to face Povetkin in a rematch in November
Dillian Whyte will face Alexander Povetkin in a rematch on 21st November and attempt to position himself for a shot at the world heavyweight title. Britain's Whyte was
8 days ago

Sixteen new teams for 44th Fiji Bitter Marist 7s
Sixteen new teams are taking part in the 44th Fiji Bitter Marist 7s men's competition at the ANZ Stadium next week. One of those teams is Yalovata Young Boys - Levuka
8 days ago
Former Wallaby Lopeti Timani fined $17,000 after bottle struck a French bouncer
Lopeti Timani – the former Wallaby once assaulted by a teammate in Dunedin – has been fined $17,000 after hurling a bottle that struck a French nightclub bouncer in t
8 days ago
Richie Mo'unga commits to Rugby Championship
All Blacks first-five Richie Mo'unga has committed to the Rugby Championship in Australia. Radio NZ incorrectly reported on Monday that Mo'unga had told New Zealand Ru
8 days ago

Dates for Bledisloe Cup Tests in New Zealand confirmed
The dates for the two Bledisloe Cup Tests to be played in New Zealand in October have been confirmed, with Wellington and Auckland to host the two matches. The All Bl
8 days ago

15/09/2020
Playing is out of the question for Keresi Maya- FNRL
The Fiji National Rugby League has not considered letting Keresi Maya play in the FNRL Competition. FNRL Acting CEO Don Natabe says playing is out of the question for
9 days ago
Neymar alleges he was racially abused
Paris St-Germain will "strongly support" their Brazilian playmaker Neymar after he said he was racially abused by Marseille defender Alvaro Gonzalez. Neymar was the la
9 days ago
Ian Foster rubbishes report some All Blacks don't want to travel to Australia for matches
All Blacks coach Ian Foster says that reports that some All Blacks don't want to travel to Australia for the Rugby Championship are incorrect. Yesterday RNZ reported t
9 days ago

FRU concerned about complaints about U19 & women's teams not getting share of grants
The Fiji Rugby Union has expressed its disappointment in a circular to all unions involved in the Vodafone Vanua Championship about several complaints received from resp
9 days ago
Namosi to face Nadroga at Ratu Cakabau Park in Farebrother Sullivan Trophy Challenge
The Farebrother Sullivan Trophy Challenge and Skipper Cup match between Namosi and Nadroga will be held at Ratu Cakobau Park at 3 pm this Saturday. This has been conf
9 days ago
Messi top earner for 2020
Lionel Messi remains the world’s richest soccer player. According to a list compiled by Forbes, Messi’s total earnings this year are US $126 million, $92 million
9 days ago

Bledisloe Cup: Wallabies can train together in quarantine in NZ - Ardern
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says the Wallabies rugby team will be allowed to train together while in quarantine. The Wallabies are due to play the All Bl
9 days ago
Chelsea is leading Brighton 3-1 in EPL
Chelsea is currently leading Brighton 3-1 in their first match of the 2020/2021 English Premier League. Jorginho gave Chelsea the lead in the first half through a pena
9 days ago
Lewis Hamilton could face FIA investigation over anti-racism T-shirt
Formula 1 bosses are looking into whether Lewis Hamilton broke rules at the Tuscan Grand Prix by wearing a T-shirt highlighting police brutality. BBC Sports reports a
9 days ago

No approach made to Fiji from a proposed Super Rugby team that wants to be based in Auckland - O'Connor
Fiji Rugby Union Chief Executive Officer, John O’Connor says there has been no approach made to them about Fiji joining a proposed Pacific Super Rugby team that is bidd
9 days ago
Wallabies could be prepared to drop one test in NZ
The Wallabies are contractually obliged to play only one Bledisloe test in New Zealand this year, meaning they could walk away from the second test if the timing isn’t
9 days ago
US Open 2020: Dominic Thiem has 'dedicated his whole life' to Grand Slam win
US Open champion Dominic Thiem says his "whole life" has been dedicated to winning his maiden Grand Slam title. Austrian second seed Thiem fought back from two sets do
9 days ago

14/09/2020
FRU accepts 6 year ban of Keresi Maya – O’Connor
The Fiji Rugby Union says they have accepted the 6-year ban of Naitasiri Under-19 rugby player Keresi Maya. FRU CEO, John O’Connor says they had taken advice and al
10 days ago
Rewa to take on Labasa in VPL this week
Vodafone Premier League leaders Rewa will look to continue their impressive form when they take on Labasa this week. Rewa currently lead the VPL points table with 23 p
10 days ago
US Open 2020: Dominic Thiem fights back to beat Alexander Zverev
Austria's Dominic Thiem clinched his first Grand Slam title after a gritty fightback from two sets down and stunned Alexander Zverev in the US Open final. Both players
10 days ago

Quarantine rules set to force key All Blacks out of Rugby Championship
The All Blacks could be forced to take several rookie first-five's to Australia for the Rugby Championship, with several of New Zealand's top players not keen to go.
10 days ago
FNRL State of Origin kicks off this Saturday at the ANZ Stadium
The Fiji National Rugby League has re-introduced the FNRL State of Origin and the first game will be held this week at the ANZ Stadium. FNRL Acting CEO Don Natabe says
10 days ago
Oceania Rugby Women’s Championship cancelled
The Oceania Rugby Women’s Championship scheduled for November this year in New Zealand has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This follows the cancellation
10 days ago

Zverev leads in US Open final
Alexander Zverev is leading 6-2 6-4 4-6 against Dominic Thiem in the US Open men's singles final. Both players are looking for a maiden Grand Slam title. Second see
10 days ago
Tuscan Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton claims 90th win after incredible race
Lewis Hamilton took his 90th career victory by beating Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas in a chaotic, incident-strewn Tuscan Grand Prix. The race was punctuated by t
10 days ago
England beat Australia in thrilling second ODI to level series at 1-1
Cricket World champions England claimed an astonishing 24-run victory as Australia crumbled in the second one-day international at Emirates Old Trafford. Chasing 232 t
10 days ago

Reds say travel won't be a factor in Super Rugby Australia final against Brumbies
They might not have won in Canberra since 2014, but Queensland Reds coach Brad Thorn says travel won't be a factor ahead of their grand final against the Brumbies on Satu
10 days ago
Wallabies coach Dave Rennie says his side is set up for failure with current NZ quarantine rules
New Wallabies coach Dave Rennie has challenged New Zealand to be flexible with its quarantine measures that if unchanged would set the Wallabies up for failure in two Tes
10 days ago

13/09/2020
Rewa beats Nadi 2-1 and is now 4 points clear at the top of the VPL table
Tevita Waranivalu scored a goal and set up another as the Rewa soccer team beat Nadi 2-1 at Ratu Cakobau Park this afternoon and is now four points clear at the top of th
11 days ago
Suva and Lautoka draw 1-1 while Labasa beats Nasinu 2-0 in VPL
The Suva soccer team has missed the chance to top the Vodafone Premier League points table after their match against Lautoka ended in 1-1 draw this afternoon at the ANZ
11 days ago
Labasa beats Nasinu in VPL
The Labasa soccer team has beaten Nasinu 2-0 in the Vodafone Premier League. Both goals were scored by Ilisoni Logaivou. Labasa now sits 6th on the VPL table with 1
11 days ago

Daugunu named in the Wallabies squad with Koroibete and Valetini
Filipo Daugunu, Marika Koroibete and Rob Valetini have been named in the 44-man Wallabies squad for the 2020 test season. Coach Dave Rennie has picked 16 uncapped play
11 days ago
Radradra left out of Bears squad to face Wasps tonight
Bristol Bears Coach Pat Lam has left out Flying Fijian Semi Radradra from his match day squad which will take on Wasps in the Gallagher Premiership tonight. Lam has ma
11 days ago
Naomi Osaka beats Victoria Azarenka to win third Grand Slam title
Naomi Osaka demonstrated her growing maturity to fight back against Victoria Azarenka in a compelling US Open final and claimed her third Grand Slam title. 22-year-old
11 days ago

Mckenzie scores 33 points as Waikato thrash Wellington 53-28 in Mitre 10
Damian McKenzie scored 33 points as Waikato thrashed Wellington 53-28 in the Mitre 10 Cup last night. McKenzie scored a try, kicked 5 conversions and 6 penalties. B
11 days ago
Conor McGregor arrested for alleged attempted sexual assault and indecent exposure in Corsica
UFC superstar Conor McGregor was arrested and later released without charge after being placed in police custody on the Mediterranean island of Corsica on suspicion of at
UFC
11 days ago
Salah hat trick inspires Liverpool to a 4-3 win over Leeds
Mohammed Salah scored a hat trick as Liverpool kicked off their English Premier League defence with a 4-3 win over newly promoted Leeds. Two out of the three goals cam
11 days ago

Valemei scores as the Raiders win 31-8 over the Dragons
Fiji born, Semi Valemei scored a try to help the Canberra Raiders beat St George Illawarra Dragons 31-8 in the NRL last night. Valemei sealed the victory for the Raide
NRL
11 days ago
Daugunu scores the winning try as the Reds sneak past Rebels to book final against Brumbies
Filipo Daugunu scored a try for the Queensland Reds as they defeated the Melbourne Rebels 25-13 last night to book their place in the final of the Super Rugby AU against
11 days ago

12/09/2020
Ba beats Navua 3-0 in VPL
Ba has thrashed Navua 3-0 in the Vodafone Premier League at the Uprising Sports Centre this afternoon. Both teams were locked 0-0 at the break but the Men in Black pro
12 days ago
Suva defeats Nadroga 32-26 in Skipper Cup at the ANZ Stadium
Suva fought hard and survived a late scare to register a 32-26 bonus-point win over Nadroga in the Skipper Cup this afternoon at the ANZ Stadium. Misaele Petero scored
12 days ago
Ravoravo Rabbitohs continue to dominate the Western Division rugby league competition
Defending Vodafone Cup champion, Ravoravo Rabbitohs continue to dominate the Western Division rugby league competition after defeating Nadi Eels 22-4. The Rabbitohs ha
12 days ago

Waisea Luveniyali to start for Lautoka against his province
Former Flying Fijians player, Waisea Luveniyali will start for Lautoka when they take Naitasiri in the Skipper Cup this afternoon. Luveniyali who is from Kasavu will b
12 days ago
Mataele makes Canterbury debut with 43-29 win over North Harbour
Manasa Mataele made a winning start to his Canterbury career as they kicked off the 2020 Mitre 10 Cup with a comfortable 43-29 win over North Harbour last night. Matae
12 days ago
Naisarani, Lomani and Koroibete to start for the Rebels while Daugunu to feature for the Reds
Isi Naisarani, Frank Lomani and Marika Koroibete will start for the Melbourne Rebels when they take on the Queensland Reds in the first preliminary final of the Super Rug
12 days ago

Veitokani, Vakurunabili and Tuivuaka to start for Namosi
Fiji Airways Flying Fijians player, Alivereti Veitokani and Fiji 7s reps Josua Vakurunabili and Asaeli Tuivuaka have been named to start for Namosi when they will take on
12 days ago

11/09/2020
Lemeki Koroi was known on the field of 7s for his defence -Josateki Savou
A close friend of Lemeki Koroi and former Fiji 7s player and coach, Josateki Savou says Koroi was well known on the rugby field as a player who did not count how many pla
13 days ago
Davis, James power Lakers past Rockets, into 3-1 series lead
Anthony Davis recorded a double-double, LeBron James flirted with a triple-double as the Los Angeles Lakers parlayed a stifling defensive performance into a 110-100 victo
NBA
13 days ago
Confirmed: Australia to host 2020 Rugby Championship
Australia will host the 2020 Rugby Championship. SANZAAR has confirmed the 12-match tournament will be played over six weeks within the recently announced World Rugby
13 days ago

Lakers lead Rockets in game 4
The LA Lakers are currently leading the Houston Rockets 72-53 in game 4 of their NBA playoff series. The match is into the third quarter. The Lakers lead the serie
NBA
13 days ago
World Cup 7s winning halfback, Lemeki Koroi passes away
Former Fiji 7s player, Lemeki Koroi has passed away. Koroi who was 50 years old was the halfback of the Fiji 7s team that won the 1997 Melrose Cup. Koroi who is fr
13 days ago
Derenalagi to start for Suva when they face Nadroga tomorrow
Suva has named a strong team which includes Fiji 7s star, Meli Derenalagi to face Nadroga in the Skipper Cup tomorrow. Suva has also included star players such as Kepo
13 days ago

PSG lose 1-0 to Lens
A depleted Paris St-Germain side began their Ligue 1 campaign with a surprise loss against newly-promoted Lens. The match was in doubt after Champions League finalists
13 days ago
Toronto Raptors level series against Boston Celtics after thrilling double-overtime win
The Toronto Raptors forced a series-deciding game seven against the Boston Celtics in the NBA play-offs, after a thrilling 125-122 double-overtime victory in Florida.
NBA
13 days ago
Fiji to begin Autumn Nations Cup with match against France on 15th November
The Fiji Airways Flying Fijians will begin their 8 team Autumn Nations Cup against France on 15th November. Fiji will take on Italy on the 21st of November and then pl
13 days ago

10/09/2020
Tabadamu ready for Marist 7s
Experienced 7s players, Leone Naikasau and Beniamino Vota will feature for the Tabadamu 7s team in the Marist 7s. Tabadamu won Marist 7s back to back from 2015 to 2018
14 days ago
FNRL will make the decision whether Maya will play or not – Natabe
Fiji National Rugby League Acting CEO, Don Natabe says the question is why they should not allow Keresi Maya to play rugby league. Maya was suspended from playing rugb
14 days ago
ACT Government Doubles Crowd Capacity For Super Rugby Grand Final
The Plus500 Brumbies have welcomed the decision from the ACT Government to double the capacity at GIO Stadium for next Saturday night's Vodafone Super Rugby AU Grand Fina
14 days ago

All Whites to play world No. 4 England at London’s iconic Wembley Stadium in November
New Zealand Football confirms that it has locked in a blockbuster clash with world No. 4 England at London’s iconic Wembley Stadium on November 13th. The match will
14 days ago
First ever Fiji Bitter Dranikula 7s will be held in November
The first-ever Fiji Bitter Dranikula 7s will be held in November in Galoa, Serua. Dranikula 7s President Mitieli Savu says the village wanted to organize a 7s Tourname
14 days ago
IOC confident of safe Tokyo Games, too early for deadlines
The International Olympic Committee has confidence in its preparations and in Japanese government support for next year’s Tokyo Olympics but said all scenarios would be
14 days ago

Jack Goodhue re-signs with New Zealand Rugby until after 2023 World Cup
Jack Goodhue has committed his immediate future to the All Blacks, re-signing with New Zealand Rugby. The Crusaders midfielder has signed on for another three years, k
14 days ago
Serena Williams overcomes Tsvetana Pironkova to reach US semi-finals
Serena Williams kept alive her hopes of a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam singles title with a 4-6 6-3 6-2 win over Tsvetana Pironkova in the US Open quarter-finals.
14 days ago
Fiji now likely to face France, Italy and Scotland in 8 team Autumn tournament
The Fiji Airways Flying Fijians are now likely to play Scotland, Italy and France in the 8 team Autumn tournament. Fiji was initially drawn with England, Wales and Ire
14 days ago

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Pollution in Suva
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RKS students stage protests against their principal
Akbar says they hope to resume classes at RKS on Monday but this will depend on the recommendations by the investigating ...
17 days ago

Fiji Airways In Depth
Fiji Airways extends the cancellation of scheduled international flights to September.Read the full coverage ...
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