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Sukuna Bowl Challenge: Army leads Police at half time

THE Army rugby side leads Police 17-3 at half time in the 2019 Ratu Sukuna Bowl competition. After a tightly-contested 35 minutes, Army scored two tries in the last five minutes to earn some breathing...

Sukuna Bowl Challenge: Stage set for 2019 rugby competition

THE stage is set for the 2019 ANZ Ratu Sukuna Bowl competition. Both teams look smart and ready in their warm-up this windy and sunny Friday afternoon at Suva’s ANZ Stadium. A healthy crowd is gathered at the ground to witness the match. The fans from both Forces are still pouring in in numbers. Police...

Sukuna Bowl Challenge: Fiji Police wins football competition

POLICE have won the football competition at the ANZ 2019 Ratu Sukuna Bowl competition defeating Army 3-1. It was a hard-fought win as Army led 1-nil after an early goal by Christopher Wasasala. Madhavan Goundar equalised for Police as both teams rested 1-all at half-time. Police showed more urgency in the second spell as Army...

Sukuna Bowl Challenge: Army development rugby team reclaim title

THE Republic of Fiji Military Forces development rugby team reclaimed the 2019 Sukuna Bowl challenge trophy after beating the Fiji Police Force in a thriller 15-13 encounter at the ANZ Stadium in Suva today. “We dug deep,” said Army skipper Apenisa Uluiviti. He said despite trailing in most parts of the game, their boys kept...

Sukuna Bowl Challenge: Wasasala gives Army dream start

THE Army and Police soccer teams are locked 1-all at half time in the Sukuna Bowl competition. Suva marksman Christopher Wasasala gave Army a dream start with a goal early in the match. Wasasala curled a shot from the edge of the Police 18-yard box giving goalkeeper Akuila Mataisuva no chance at all. Police applied...

Soldiers want to win

“HISTORY will not repeat itself.” These powerful sentiments were expressed by the team manager of the Fiji Military Force rugby team Elia Rokowailoa during their team’s captain’s run at the ANZ Stadium yesterday as they gear up for the Sukuna Bowl rugby clash today. The Police rugby team nailed the Army side last year 41-17...

Koroilagilagi dedicates Sukuna Bowl boxing victory to friend

IT was an emotional moment for Jone Koroilagilagi of Police after winning the 64kg fight against Ilaijia Vucago of Army in the Sukuna Bowl boxing tournament held on Wednesday at the Police Mobile Unit. Koroilagilagi broke into tears after receiving his trophy as he dedicated his win to the late Police Constable Siuta Niumataiwalu who...

Tonga women’s team withdraws

THE Tonga Women’s rugby team has withdrawn from the 2019 Oceania Rugby Women’s Championships following a decision made by the Fiji Ministry of Health with consultation from the World Health Organisation (WHO) in Nadi, yesterday. The team were in quarantine for 18 days after an evaluation of their test results suspected measles earlier this week....

Testing 7s plan

FIJI 7s coach Gareth Baber has picked up the tempo for our 7s gladiators simulating game day situations to help his warriors perform under strenuous conditions. “They have just been through another session where we are creating pressure on them and getting them to solve some problems in amongst it as well,” Baber said. The...

Drugs test for boxers

IN a historic announcement by Kiran Boxing Promotions drug testing will be conducted randomly on boxers signed to appear in the program. Promoter and former boxer Ben Krishna also revealed that drug testing however will be mandatory for all boxers appearing for the title fights. Fiji’s Golden Boy Sebastian ‘Sniper’ Singh will fight undefeated Australian...

Rennie a ‘sensational appointment’ for Wallabies – Mexted

WELLINGTON (Reuters) – Rugby Australia have made a “sensational appointment” in choosing Dave Rennie to take over as coach of the Wallabies and he will improve the team in short order, former All Blacks loose forward Murray Mexted has said. Rennie, who turns 56 on Friday, was named on Wednesday to replace Michael Cheika, who...

Panarin nets pair as Rangers storm Capitals

Artemi Panarin and Pavel Buchnevich scored within a 23-second span early in the third period Wednesday night for the host New York Rangers, who snapped out of a slump with a 4-1 win over the Washington Capitals. Panarin scored twice — he opened the scoring with a power-play goal in the second — while Brett...

Antetokounmpo’s double-double helps Bucks beat Hawks

Giannis Antetokounmpo had 33 points and 11 rebounds, and paced the visiting Milwaukee Bucks to a 135-127 win over the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday. It was the ninth time that Antetokounmpo has had 30 points and 10 rebounds in a game, best in the league. He has accomplished the feat in eight of his last...

Baby Shark headed overseas: Parra to play in Japan

Outfielder Gerardo Parra agreed to a contract with the Yomiuri Giants, the Japanese professional baseball team announced on Wednesday. Parra, whose popularity increased after using “Baby Shark” as his walk-up song, batted .250 with eight homers and 42 RBIs in 89 games last season for the Washington Nationals. The 32-year-old spent his first 30 games...

Braves re-sign RHP Martin to two-year deal

The Atlanta Braves brought back right-hander reliever Chris Martin with a two-year, $14 million deal, the team announced. The move comes one day after the Braves landed free agent, left-handed closer Will Smith with a three-year, $40 million deal. Martin, 33, went 1-1 with a 4.08 ERA in 20 games with the Braves after being...

Spain cruise into Davis Cup last eight, holders Croatia eliminated

MADRID (Reuters) – Hosts Spain made smooth progress into the last eight of the Davis Cup Finals but elsewhere in La Caja Magica on Wednesday it proved a more trying day for players, organizers and fans. World number one Rafael Nadal sealed top spot in Group B for Spain as he crushed Croatia’s Borna Gojo...

Caps’ Hathaway suspended three games for spitting incident

Washington Capitals forward Garnet Hathaway was suspended without pay for three games for spitting on an opponent, the NHL announced Wednesday. Hathaway, who had a hearing with the NHL earlier in the day, will sit out the Capitals’ road game against the New York Rangers on Wednesday as well as home contests versus Vancouver (Saturday)...

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Trail Blazers waive Gasol, could become coach

Six-time All-Star Pau Gasol has been waived by the Portland Trail Blazers, the 7-foot-1 power forward said Wednesday. Signed in July as a free agent, Gasol, 39, did not play a game this season while trying to recover from surgery on his left foot. He will continue his rehabilitation in Portland while discussing a coaching...

Saracens won’t ask players to put club before country: McCall

(Reuters) – Saracens will not ask their England players to put club before country despite their Premiership status being jeaopordized by a 35-point deduction for beaching breaching salary cap regulations, coach Mark McCall has said. English and European champions Saracens were also fined 5.36 million pounds this month and the club has opted not to...

Finals format and women’s tournament in pipeline for Oceania Cup

THE 2020 Oceania Cup is set to include a final to determine the winner and there are also plans to introduce a women’s tournament. The absence of a final at the end of pool games and the ad-hoc nature of women’s internationals for Pacific nations, including Australia and New Zealand, were two criticisms of the...

Women’s Oceania Cup set to expand

THE tournament is set to expand in 2022 with the introduction of a Women’s Oceania Cup, featuring the likes of Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Cook Islands and Fiji. Women’s rugby league is growing at a rapid rate and 17 countries have applied to play in an Emerging Nations World Cup tournament in Manchester...

Fijiana XVs focus on Samoa ahead of round two clash

Fijiana XV’s is expected to bounce back after going down 53-nil to New Zealand Development in their opening Rugby World Cup qualifier match at Churchill Park in Lautoka Momday. With a few new players on their debut for our Fijiana XVs, Captain Sereima Leweniqila said they were up against a strong opponents and the team...

Huge expectations from Sukuna Bowl clash

THE chairman of the Sukuna Bowl joint committee SSP Director Operations Livai Driu cannot put into words the expectations of tomorrow’s outcome but he urges fans and supporters to come and witness the event and be the judge themselves. Driu said both teams have been preparing for this moment for the past 10 months and...

Police wins women’s volleyball

FIJI Police Force took out the women’s volleyball title after defeating the Republic of the Fiji Military Forces women three sets to two in the 2019 Sukuna Bowl Challenge Volleyball finals at the National Netball Centre in Suva. Army dominated in the first two sets while Police fought back winning the next two sets. In...

Captain Stanley Brown Boxing Gym opens

BRIGHT days ahead for boxing in Fiji as the Prime minister Voreqe Bainimarama opened the newly dedicated and refurbished Stan Brown Boxing Gym at Walu Bay today. Formerly known as the PWD Boxing Gym the refurbished arena has been renamed in memory of the first Commander of the Fiji Navy Captain Stanley Brown who was...

Sukuna Bowl Challenge: Fiji Police women wins volleyball title

THE Fiji Police Force took out the women’s volleyball title after defeating the Republic of the Fiji Military Forces women three sets to two in the 2019 Sukuna Bowl Challenge volleyball finals at the National Netball Centre in Suva. Army dominated in the first two sets while Police fought back winning the next two sets....

Loloma Graphics Oldies to set platform

THE 2019 Loloma Graphics Police Oldies Rugby Team will have to set the platform for this year’s ANZ Ratu Sukuna Bowl Rugby Challenge. This was the message by the Fiji Police Force Chief Planning Internal Affairs Officer (CPIAO) Luke Navela during the official handover of the Police Oldies Rugby Jerseys at Four Palms this morning....

Refurbished Stan Brown boxing gym officially opened

BRIGHT days ahead for boxing in Fiji as Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama opened the newly-dedicated and refurbished Stan Brown Boxing Gym at Walu Bay in Suva today. Formerly known as the PWD Boxing Gym, the refurbished arena has been renamed in memory of the first Commander of the Fiji Navy Captain Stanley Brown who was...

Nine changes in Fijiana side for Samoa clash

FIJI Airways Fijiana coach Alifereti Doviverata has made nine changes to his run on side for the round two clash against Manusina Samoa in the Oceania Rugby World Cup qualifiers at Churchill Park in Lautoka tomorrow. Fiji Airways Fijiana 7s players Rusila Nagasau and Lavenia Tinai joined the camp earlier this week and have been...

Army names strong squad for Sukuna Bowl clash

ARMY has named a strong squad to face Police in the 2019 ANZ Sukuna Bowl Competition tomorrow. The starting line-up includes 11 players from the Suva rugby teams. Vesi Rarawa, Sireli Ledua and Ratu Penijamini Makutu make up the front row while Manoa Tamaya and Peni Naulago will be at locks. Elia Canakaivata and Vesikali...

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