Samoa rugby 7s team on the edge of disaster

The first-ever World Rugby 7s grand final will be played in Madrid in two weeks’ time, with eight teams in contention including Fiji.  However, Samoa will be absent from the elite group, having finished second

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Suva crowd delivers despite uneven Drua results

The atmosphere was electric as the Fijian Drua teams showcased their talent in front of a sell out crowd at the HFC Stadium in Suva yesterday. As soon as the gates opened at 3pm, crowds flocked to the ground in numbers.

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Opinion: Another nonsensical decision as Rugby Championship application by Fiji, Japan but rejected by Sanzaar

Sanzaar is proving itself to be the Goldilocks of world rugby, except perhaps that it may never come up with a plan that is just right. For too long its vision was too ambitious – it wanted Super Rugby to expand

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Penina pioneers prove ‘Pacific women are worth investing in’

Just three matches into their existence, Penina Pasifika is fast becoming one of rugby’s great success stories.  Supported by the Australian Government’s PacificAus Sports programme, Penina Pasifika has

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Moana Pasifika hold on for thrilling win over Drua

Exhausted Moana Pasifika players have been left praying and rejoicing after resisting a fierce fightback to hang on for an historic 39-36 Super Rugby Pacific win over Fijian Drua. Down to 13 men for much of the last 15

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Fighting their way to the top of the rugby world

Concerns about the need to create more opportunities to involve women in the administration of rugby in the Pacific Islands and provide a better support system to develop a safe and professional environment for the

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Samoa Touch Rugby ready for Pacific Games

Pacific Games-bound Samoa Touch Rugby Inc is ready for the Pacific Games eyeing the gold medal and exerting revenge on rivals Papua New Guinea. President of STRI Matiu Tuileva said their athletes are physically prepared

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Fijian 15s captain Leweniqila retires, paving the way for new generation

Fijiana 15’s captain Sereima Leweniqila has decided to retire from international rugby, bringing an end to 11 years of her time in the white jersey. After Fiji’s resounding 118-0 victory against Kazakhstan,

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Flying Fijians coach Simon Raiwalui calls for British & Irish Lions Test

Flying Fijians coach Simon Raiwalui talked through his 2023 Rugby World Cup memories and moments with Planet Rugby, reflecting on the future of the game for Fiji and the world. The need for a Fiji/Pacific Island-Lions

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Lakapi Samoa supports new Pacific cup

Samoa’s rugby union governing body Lakapi Samoa has thrown its support behind World Rugby’s new annual 15s competition involving six nations including Samoa. A number of decisions at the recent World

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Tonga bow out with World Cup win over Romania

Solomone Kata scored two tries as Tonga gave retiring coach Toutai Kefu a winning send-off with a seven-try 45-24 victory over Romania as the two canon-fodder teams of the Group of Death served up a cracker after

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Quarterfinals for RWC 2023 confirmed, Portugal secure historic win over Fiji

The fixtures for the quarterfinals of Rugby World Cup 2023 have been confirmed with Fiji just squeaking through to meet England. Host nation France will play reigning and three-time champions South Africa and the

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