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2020 Punjas BOG: Suva to face Rewa in the final

The Suva football team defeated Nadi with a scoreline of 2-1 in the second semi-final of the 2020 Punjas Battle of the Giants Tournament. Nadi striker, Rusiate Matarerega scored a stunning goal in the second...

2020 Punjas BOG: Jetsetters lead Suva in second semi-final

Star striker, Rusiate Matarerega scored a goal in the second semi-final of the 2020 Punjas Battle of the Giants Tournament for the Nadi team. The Jet Set boys lead Suva by one goal to nil. The second half is currently underway.      

2020 Punjas BOG: Rewa advance into final

Inoke Turagalailai scored the winning penalty goal to put Rewa into the final of the 2020 Punjas Battle of the Giants Tournament. The match lived up to it’s expectations with a 19 goals galore. Rewa went into the breather leading Ba two-nil, through goals scored by Josaia Sela and Setareki Hughes. The Men in Black...

2020 Skipper Cup: Suva hold Tailevu to win

Suva held off a late surge from Tailevu to win by 24-15 during their round four Skipper Cup clash at Ratu Cakobau Park today. Tailevu scored two tries through blindside flanker Mosese Nasiva and blindside winger Josevani Drava with substitute halfback Simione Kuruvoli converting one try. Suva captain John Stewart scored a try and bonus...

2020 Skipper Cup: Flyhalf kicks Naitasiri into the lead at the breather

The Naitasiri rugby team currently leads Nadroga at Lawaqa Park in Sigatoka at the halftime break. Five minutes into the first spell of the match, Naitasiri flyhalf Tuidraki Samusamuvodre converted a penalty to take them to the lead 3-0. Both teams shared equal possessions however fail to execute their finishing play.

2020 Punjas BOG: Rewa, Ba semi-final match goes into extra time

The Ba football team has come out firing in the second half of the 2020 BOG semi-final clash against Rewa, as they have cancelled Rewa’s two nil lead at the half time break. The Men in Black has forced the game into extra time, courtesy of goal scored by Narendra Rao Jnr and Abbu Zaid...

2020 Skipper Cup: Suva leads Tailevu at half-time

Three first half tries has Suva leading Tailevu at the break by 17-3 during their round four Skipper Cup clash at Ratu Cakobau Park. The Suva backline showed their progress with tries from fullback Setareki Raoba, open winger Petero Misaele and outside centre John Stewart with inside centre Serupepeli Vularika adding one conversion. Tailevu flyhalf...

2020 Punjas BOG: Rewa leads Ba in first semi-final

The Rewa football team is currently leading Ba by two goals to nil in the first semi-final of the 2020 Punjas Battle of the Giants Tournament. Rewa’s goals were scored by Josaia Sela and Setareki Hughes The half-time score: Rewa 2-0 Ba

Sadrugu aims to wear Flying Fijians jumper

Suva livewire openside flanker Taniela Sadrugu is relishing the opportunity to represent Fiji on the international stage. With first choice being given to Skipper Cup players of possibly donning the Flying Fijians jersey in November, Sadrugu has also put his hand up and is doing the hardwork for a spot. “Local based players have been...

Ikanikoda named at fly half

Fiji 7s playmaker Livai Ikanikoda will start for Naitasiri in the flyhalf’s berth when the highlanders take on BLK Nadroga on their own back yard today. Head coach Ilaitia Tuisese Jr has made only two changes in his starting 15, with Ikanikoda slipping into the number 10 jersey replacing Tuidraki Samusamuvodre who nursing an injury...

Vucago, Samoca to lead Nadro’s bid

Veteran Fiji 7s halfback Emosi Vucago returns to the starting lineup for BLK Nadroga as they host the visitors from Naitasiri in their Skipper Cup clash today. The seasoned player gets the nod from coach Esala Nauga to start after an impressive performance in last week’s 33-3 walkover of Tailevu in their first away game...

Learning from the best – Rep enjoys top flight journey

For in-form and former Fiji under-20 national halfback Simione Kuruvoli, playing for Tailevu in the Skipper Cup competition has only lifted his performance in the game. “This is my first year to play in the Skipper Cup at this level and it has been awesome,” Kuruvoli said. The 21-year-old from Nabouwalu Village on Ono Island,...

Nadi focuses on target

Nadi football coach Kamal Swamy says his side is keeping a low profile and going in as underdogs ahead of their Punjas Battle of the Giants semi-final clash against Suva today. Swamy made the comments on the eve of the knockout stage clash, as the team trained at the Korovuto College football grounds yesterday. “We...

Four teams equal in strength

Fiji Football national coach Flemming Serritslev is picking no favourites but expects a heated contest with all four teams equal during the 2020 Punjas Battle of the Giants semi-finals at Churchill Park today. “I’ll expect two very tough semi-finals because it will be Ba against Rewa and Nadi against Suva, and all teams are showing...

Power of brotherhood – Hughes duo ready

A warrior only performs his best in battle when he trusts the brother in arms beside him. The words cannot be more truer for brothers Setareki and Bruce Hughes when they play for Delta One Automotive Repairs Rewa in today’s 2020 Punjas Battle of the Giants semi-final. “It is our mission in our first BOG...

FNRL clubs receive timely boost for competition

Respective clubs participating in the Fiji National Rugby League 2020 Vodafone Cup received a massive $22,000 boost ahead of the start of the annual competition through the PacificAusSports initiative this week. “Rugby League is one of the most popular spectator sports in Australia, and often find ourselves cheering on our favourite Fiji rugby league star...

Betts makes history, blasts 3 homers as Dodgers rout Padres

Mookie Betts led an electric power display Thursday, hitting three home runs, while finding his way into the record book, as the Los Angeles Dodgers rolled to an 11-2 victory at home over the San Diego Padres. Betts matched Johnny Mize and Sammy Sosa as the only players in major league history to hit three...

WTA roundup: Serena rallies past Venus in Lexington

Serena Williams overcame a shaky opening set on Thursday to rally past her sister, Venus Williams, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 and reach the quarterfinals at The Top Seed Open in Lexington, Ky. Serena Williams, the top seed in the event, improved to 19-12 in the all-time series between the sisters, winning the first meeting since the...

MLB roundup: Betts makes history as Dodgers blast Padres

Mookie Betts led an electric power display Thursday, hitting three home runs while finding his way into the record book, as the Los Angeles Dodgers rolled to an 11-2 victory at home over the San Diego Padres. Betts matched Johnny Mize and Sammy Sosa as the only players in major league history to hit three...

NBA roundup: Lillard, Blazers claim final play-in berth

Damian Lillard scored 42 points, and the Portland Trail Blazers escaped with a 134-133 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday night near Orlando to clinch the eighth seed in the Western Conference and a berth in the play-in series against the Memphis Grizzlies. Following games of 51 and 61 points, Lillard helped Portland (35-39)...

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Khan confident of Suva’s chances

The Flow Valves/ Island Accommodation sponsored Suva football side spent the past 24 years gunning for the Battle of the Giants title but were unsuccessful. The last time the Capital City won the BOG was in 1995 when they defeated Navua 2-1. However their focus and preparation this season resulted in their progressive performances at...

Ba sets target

Priceline Pharmacy Ba manager Ranvir Singh said the loss to Suva during their final pool match of the 2020 Punjas Battle of the Giants had been a stern wake-up call. “We won 7-3 against Nasinu and held Labasa 1-1 but our defeat against Suva is a wake-up call, “Singh said. “We wanted to qualify for...

Suva, Nadi battle

For more than two decades the All in One Builders (NZ) Nadi and Flow Valves/Island Accommodation Suva football teams have been trying to win the Battle of the Giants tournament but were unsuccessful missions. Suva’s last victory was in 1995 when they defeated Navua 2-1 at the ANZ Stadium while Nadi won the BOG in...

Super Rugby: Kobus van Wyk ends Hurricanes stint on sour note with three-week suspension

Hurricanes winger Kobus van Wyk will farewell Wellington with a three-week rugby suspension for flipping Chiefs halfback Brad Weber. Van Wyk was handed the ban by a Sanzaar judicial committee on Thursday for the incident in the 37th minute of last Saturday’s 31-18 win by the Hurricanes in Wellington. The South African speedster wasn’t selected...

Why the Warriors shouldn’t be talking about signing Jack de Belin

Incoming Warriors coach Nathan Brown should hold fire on any talk of bringing Jack de Belin to the Auckland club. Brown told Nine’s The Sunday Footy Show last weekend that de Belin would be “an outstanding” acquisition for the Warriors if the Dragons and New South Wales prop is acquitted of rape charges this year....

Jimmy Anderson strikes back with England on top in rain-affected test against Pakistan

Pakistan slumped to 126-5 before a third stoppage for rain led to an end to play on the first day of the second test against England at the Rose Bowl on Thursday (Friday NZ time). Abid Ali struck 60 – after being dropped twice early in his 111-ball innings – and was comfortably Pakistan’s top...

Players kneeling for the US national anthem greeted with boos prior to MLS game in Texas

There was a smattering of boos when players from FC Dallas and Nashville SC collectively took a knee during the United States national anthem before their Major League Soccer (MLS) game in Frisco, Texas on Thursday (NZ time). Dallas defender Reggie Cannon said he was disgusted by the boos at Toyota Stadium when players and...

Coronavirus: Blues v Crusaders will only take place if Auckland shifts to alert level 1 or 2

The Blues have said Sunday’s Super Rugby Aotearoa match against the Crusaders at Eden Park will only take place if Auckland shifts to Covid-19 alert level 1 or 2. However, after the Covid-19 outbreak, the prospect of the match proceeding is bleak with Auckland at alert level 3. Auckland went back into lockdown on Wednesday...

Lakeba and Police battle for Naulivou trophy

In a move to strengthen relationships and camaraderie, the Lakeba Cricket Association team and the Police Cricket Club go head to head for the first ever Battle of the Giant Naulivou Trophy. The main purpose of organising this challenge is to maintain and strengthen our bond with the Fiji Police Force,” said Lakeba Cricket general...

WTA roundup: Goff upsets Sabalenka in Lexington

Coco Gauff survived a match that lasted nearly three hours on Wednesday to upset second-seeded Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus 7-6 (4), 4-6, 6-4 and advance to the quarterfinals at The Top Seed Open in Lexington, Ky. Both players struggled with their serves in the first tournament in the U.S. since the hiatus caused by the...

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