Rugby League

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...

14th August

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....

13th August

Warriors NRL star Roger Tuivasa-Sheck being courted by Blues again: report

Reports linking Warriors skipper Roger Tuivasa-Sheck to the Blues in Super Rugby won’t go away – two years after his agent denied he was switching codes in Auckland. Sydney’s Daily Telegraph reported on Wednesday that the star NRL fullback was considering his future at the Warriors, along with another key man Tohu Harris. The report...

Coronavirus: Tevita Pangai jnr cops big fine for breaching bubble protocols

Unwanted Broncos star Tevita Pangai jnr has been fined $30,000 and stood down indefinitely after breaching Brisbane’s Covid-19 bubble at the weekend. The NRL announced the sanction on Wednesday, alleging Pangai jnr broke Project Apollo protocols on multiple occasions as part of its breach notice. Pangai jnr had been spotted at the opening of a...

12th August

FNRL to hand out free tickets

Rugby league lovers and followers in the Western Division will have a chance to watch the first round of the 2020 Vodafone Cup competition with 1000 free tickets on offer to those workers affected by COVID-19 this Saturday. “Everyone is expecting for this weekend, it has been five months without any rugby league game for...

Coronavirus: Broncos NRL club set to sack Tevita Pangai Jr over biosecurity breach

Tevita Pangai Jr will pay a huge price for breaking the NRL’s strict biosecurity protocols with Brisbane set to tear up his $650,000 per season contract. The troublesome 24-year-old has two-and-a-half years left on his deal but his latest indiscretion appears to be the final straw for the Broncos’ board. Pangai Jr’s ill discipline has...

Eel-turned-Warrior Daniel Alvaro reflects on ‘surreal’ NRL season

The prospect of being asked to knock lumps out of his Parramatta team-mates next month draws an enthusiastic response from Warriors loan player Daniel Alvaro. That’s on the proviso the prop hasn’t already returned to the Eels, in what is fast turning out to be a year in which only the brave, or foolish, will...

11th August

Local rugby league competition returns with a blast

After five months away due to COVID-19, the local rugby league competition returns with a blast with the 2020 Vodafone Cup launched today at the Albert Park in Suva. “Five months in lockdown, we have all looked forward to this occasion,” said FNRL chief executive officer Don Natabe. 26 clubs will participate in this year’s...

9th August

Junior New Zealand talent on Warriors’ coach’s radar

The Warriors have confirmed Nathan Brown will join the rugby league club from next season – ending a six week search for a new head coach. The Australian who has coached previously in the NRL with the Newcastle Knights and St George Illawarra has signed a three year deal with the Auckland club. The Warriors...

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