Rugby League

Silktails to play Tigers in build-up match

THE Kaiviti Silktails will have a chance to test their mettle with a series of build-up matches planned next month including a game against Papua New Guinea Digicel Cup champions Lae Snax Tigers rugby league...

Cook Islands Rugby League undaunted by ‘group of death’

The Cook Island Rugby League team is undaunted by being drawn in what many are calling the ‘group of death’ at the 2021 Rugby League World Cup in England. The draw was made on Friday with Fiji grouped with champions Australia, Scotland and Italy and New Zealand have been drawn alongside, Lebanon, Jamaica and Ireland....

Ravoravo Rabbitohs brace for tough league season

UNDER the scorching Nadi sun, Fiji National Rugby League’ (FNRL) western-based club, Premier Logging Ravoravo Rabbitohs held its trials on Saturday in Nadi. The champion side is preparing for a tough encounter against the Papua New Guinea champion team next month in Lautoka. More than 35 rugby league enthusiasts attended the trials. “The aim of...

Panthers ready for long haul in local league competition

NADERA Panthers rugby league team coach Vulaono Dakuitoga is optimistic it will be a good year for his side during the 2020 Vodafone Cup competition. This is despite the team undergoing a rebuilding phase. “It is a rebuilding phase for us in terms of many of our senior players who will not be available for...

Coach plans ahead

FIJI rugby league coach Brandon Costin believes the Vodafone Fij Bati team has an early chance to gauge themselves after being placed in Pool B with defending champion, the Australian Kangaroos after the Rugby League World Cup 2021 pool draws were conducted at Buckingham Palace, London, England, on the weekend. “We are in a the...

17th January

2021 RLWC Pools drawn

THE Vodafone Fiji Bati side has been drawn in a tough pool for the 2021 Rugby League World Cup. Fiji has been drawn with defending champions Australia, Scotland and Italy in Pool B. Pool A has hosts England, Samoa, France and Greece. Pool C sees former champions New Zealand face Lebanon, Jamaica and Ireland while...

16th January

Silktails ready to fly as Lautoka to host ten rugby league games

THE Kaiviti Silktails will host all ten home games of the Ron Massey Cup (RMC) competition at Churchill Park in Lautoka. On Wednesday, legendary Australian Kangaroos prop Petero Civoniceva and Lautoka City Council (LCC) chief executive officer Jone Nakauvadra officially announced Churchill Park as the home base for the Kaiviti Silktails which is a new...

Chiefs call in Thomson as injury cover

Former All Black loose forward Adam Thomson has joined the Chiefs Super Rugby side as injury cover for the pre-season, completing a comeback from a spinal infection in 2017 that almost forced him to quit. At this stage the 37-year-old Thomson only’s only with the Warren Gatland side until early next month but his stay...

New Crusaders coach racing to get up to speed

The Crusaders new defensive coach Mark Jones isn’t expecting to make any major changes to the three-time defending Super Rugby champions. The former Wales winger has signed a two year deal that will also have him involved with the Canterbury side in the national provincial competition. His appointment continues the trend of the Super Rugby...

15th January

Costin gives thumbs up

FIJI Bati head coach Brandon Costin is happy with the Kaiviti Silktails players’ fitness level after a three-week break. The players had a fitness test yesterday. “They have improved and our bigger guys have lost weight, their fitness level has improved and it shows they are being committed over the break,” Costin said. “These players...

Duo ink AFL deal

“Not everybody will get a chance to play rugby or rugby league, and there are many more doors to walk through if you put your mind to it.” This is the comment of Australian Football League (AFL) Fiji player Jiuta Vateitei, who is set to depart Fiji soon after securing a professional contract to play...

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