The Fiji National Rugby League (FNRL) is working on taking the game to a new level that will prepare Fiji for top level competition.
Papua New Guinea is shaping up as the team to beat when they host the Pacific Games in 2015 after topping the medal tally at the 9th Pacific Mini Games in September.
A combination of their parents’ English and Polynesian genes is credited for the Adams family sporting achievements.
Pacific players with dual eligibility hold the balance of power ahead of this year’s Rugby League World Cup. All eyes will be on two important matches in April—the ANZAC test between Australia and New Zealand in Canberra on 19 April and a clash between two fierce rivals, Toa Samoa and ...
“Athletes will be King” those are the words of Pacific Games Council President Vidhya Lakhan of Fiji as we countdown to the 14th Pacific Games to be held in Noumea, New Caledonia, from August 27-September 10, 2011.
Ignore the political sideshows and pre-World Cup scaremongering. The possibility of Fiji, Samoa and Tonga ever hosting a Rugby World Cup maybe slim, but New Zealand hasn’t forgotten its Pacific islands neighbours as the country counts down to hosting this year’s biggest international sporting event in September.
What would New Zealand rugby be without its star players of Pacific Islands origin? For decades now, the Pacific Islands have provided Kiwi rugby teams with a continuous stream of talent that has given them an undeniable cutting edge. This has often come at a great cost to the national ...
Not many tourists associate the sport of cricket with Fiji. To most ‘outsiders,’ sport in the Pacific usually refers to rugby, or to a lesser extent football.
The Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) is the smallest and weakest of FIFA’s (Fédération Internationale de Football Association) six confederations.
Weightlifting appears to be the Pacific’s only hope of winning a medal at the London Olympic Games which gets underway on July 27.
Not many tourists associate the sport of cricket with Fiji. To most ‘outsiders,’ sport in the Pacific usually refers to rugby or to a lesser extent football.
From Fiji to the IRB. Now Samoa PM Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, who is also president of the Samoa Rugby Union (SRU), is now focusing his attention on the IRB.
A new sport is taking Nauru by storm. It is not weightlifting which Nauruans are famous for. It is surfing and thanks to an Australian.
Another Olympic Games is done and dusted. The Pacific islands nations went to London in August with reasonable hopes of a medal in weightlifting. But again, our athletes returned empty-handed. Injuries, illness and questionable preparations have been blamed.
The London Olympics had just finished. Our medal hopes were dashed yet again, or so we thought. The Paralympics that followed barely rated a mention with little television coverage.
‘...the IRB’s response to the Fiji Rugby Union’s complaint is like the lax school principal who winks at the bullying student as he reprimands him. Rugby’s top world body needs to treat the Pacific—the source of some of the game’s best players—with far more respect’
Iliesa Delana’s gold medal comes 62 years after the Pacific islands first gold medal at the Commonwealth Games, also won by a Fijian, Mataika Tuicakau, who won gold in the shot put and silver in the discus at the 1950 British Empire (now known as the Commonwealth Games) in Auckland, ...
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