Rugby League

30th October

FNRL anticipate fans to turn out

The Fiji National Rugby League expects the number of fans to increase as the Vodafone Cup competition draws to its business end. The Maroons State will hold its final round of competition at Prince Charles...

Roos set for Eels

The Coastline Roos will adopt an attacking game plan against the Nadi Eels in the final round of the Vodafone Cup Maroons State competition at Prince Charles Park in Nadi today as it prepares for the quarter-finals next week. The Roos will use the match as a platform for the upcoming eliminations. Roos coach Suliasi...

29th October

Rabbitohs eye title

Defending Vodafone Cup champion Ravoravo Rabbitohs team is guaranteed of a top seeding in the quarter-finals of the Fiji National Rugby League’s 2020 Vodafone Cup Western State rugby league competition irrespective about the outcome of its last match. The only undefeated side in the competition leads the points table with 15 points after recording seven...

Wild Knights attempt to lure Koroibete with $3m deal in Japan

As the build up to the final Bledisloe Cup continues this week, the Wallabies and Rebels teams are likely to miss Fijian star Marika Koroibete next season. The Daily Telegraph reported Japanese club Panasonic Wild Knights are attempting to lure reigning John Eales medalist Marika Koroibete with a stunning four-year, $3 million contract. But Australian...

28th October

Inglis closes door on Origin return

SYDNEY, 28 OCTOBER 2020 (NRL) – Greg Inglis has revealed that former Queensland coach Kevin Walters did speak to him about making a comeback to the Maroons in 2020 as his side was being decimated by injuries. “There was definitely conversations with Kevvie about it,” Inglis told NRL.com at the launch of Ampol taking on...

State of pay: Origin stars agree to give up $1.5m in match fees

SYDNEY, 28 OCTOBER 2020 (SMH) – Rugby league’s biggest names have agreed to sacrifice a mammoth $1.5m (US$1 million) in payments this Origin series by having their match fees slashed from $30,000(US$21,000) to just $10,000 (US$7,000). And those players in the NSW and Queensland extended squads who do not feature in the three interstate games...

Western State rugby league: Ravoravo Rabbitohs guaranteed top seeding in quarters

Defending Vodafone Cup champions Ravoravo Rabbitohs are guaranteed top seeding in the quarterfinals of the Fiji National Rugby League’s 2020 Vodafone Cup Western State rugby league competition irrespective about the outcome of its last match. Former Vodafone Cup rugby league champions Saru Dragons and Sabeto Roosters with Nadroga-based Coastline Roos complete the top-four. The final...

Storm flyer happy with support

Suliasi Vunivalu called home in the midst of celebrating the Melbourne Storm’s National Rugby League grand final victory on Sunday night. The winger thanked his immediate and extended family in Bagasau, Toorak, for their prayers and support for him and his team after their scintillating win at the ANZ Stadium, Sydney. Vunivalu helped his side...

27th October

Luai never thought he was good enough for Origin

SYDNEY, 27 OCTOBER 2020 (NRL) – Blues newcomer Jarome Luai said the feeling he wasn’t good enough, and not his passion for Samoa, was behind his view that he’d never play State of Origin football. Luai was the shock selection among the final seven additions to coach Brad Fittler’s 27-man NSW squad after the grand...

‘I want to come back’: Storm send off Suliasi with Fijian hymn tribute

SYDNEY, 27 OCTOBER 2020 (NRL) – Suliasi Vunivalu is already eyeing off a return to Melbourne after his teammates learned a Fijian hymn to give him a moving farewell long after the masses had left ANZ Stadium. Vunivalu’s final outing in purple proved a spectacular one on Sunday night, with his 80-metre intercept of Nathan...

26th October

Dragons in the semis

Former Vodafone Cup champions Saru Dragons has booked its spot in the final play-offs after a powerful performance, winning 40- 18 over the West Coast Storm during round eight of the Fiji National Rugby League’s 2020 Vodafone Cup Western State rugby league competition at Prince Charles Park in Nadi on Saturday. The side after a...

Nathan Cleary says he’d throw the same cut-out pass despite suffering NRL grand final heartbreak

What Nathan Cleary would give to not throw the same looping cut-out ball again. Penrith’s superstar No 7 was kept eerily quiet in the 26-20 NRL grand final loss to the Melbourne Storm on Sunday night. He did well to barge his way to the try-line in the final seconds to set up one final...

NRL grand final: Melbourne Storm hold off stirring late charge from Penrith Panthers

At the end of a season like no other, the NRL finished with a result like every other year: no argument, not much of a contest until the dying minutes and definitely no asterisk. The nomadic Melbourne Storm, a team living out of a suitcase for months and playing for a state in seemingly perpetual...

25th October

NRL grand final: Melbourne Storm hold off stirring late charge from Penrith Panthers

At the end of a season like no other, the NRL finished with a result like every other year: no argument, not much of a contest until the dying minutes and definitely no asterisk. The nomadic Melbourne Storm, a team living out of a suitcase for months and playing for a state in seemingly perpetual...

Proud dad says rugby league star Kikau is reaping the fruits of his hard work

The father of Fiji-born NRL sensation Viliame Kikau says his son deserves to be where he is right now. The Panthers second-rower will make his grand final debut against the Melbourne Storm in Sydney tonight. Kikau was also named in the Team of the Year during last week’s prestigious Dally M Awards. The family is...

Roosters honour cancer awareness

The Sabeto Roosters has received a timely boost with the family of the late Ratu Peniasi Varo Nalukuya from Saunaka giving a new set of uniforms marking Pinktober by creating breast cancer awareness. The Roosters will don the pink and white uniform when they take on the Ravoravo Rabbitohs in the top of the table...

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