Penina Pasifika women’s rugby team arrives in Australia

The recently formed Penina Pasifika women’s rugby team has touched down in Australia and is gearing up for their inaugural match against the Queensland Reds in the Super Rugby Women pre-season tournament. Local

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Australian PM reaffirms backing for PNG NRL side

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has doubled down on his support for ARLC chairman Peter V’landys’ National Rugby League (NRL) expansion bid, calling for a 20-team competition. V’landys is reportedly

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Eroni Leilua, the Samoan Olympian

Having qualified for his second Olympic Games in Paris this year, Samoa’s sailing champion Eroni Leilua recalls how it all started for him while growing up in the village of Vaivase Uta in Upolu, Samoa. “Growing up

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Lifting through his struggles: Taniela Rainibogi

Fiji’s new-found weightlifting sensation, Taniela Rainibogi, is powering his way to becoming one of the biggest names in Pacific sports, after becoming the first weightlifter from his country to win a medal in a

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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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A virtual solution to the environmental controversy of surfing in Tahiti

The International Surfing Association (ISA) has proposed Olympic events without a physical judge tower but with remote judges for the upcoming Olympic Games, aiming to appease local ecological resistance.  Back and

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Moana Pasifika to host first Super Rugby game in Tonga

Moana Pasifika will stage a Super Rugby match in Tonga for the first time in history next year in a bid to grow the sport on the island, the club said Wednesday.  Nineteen of the team’s 38-man playing squad are

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No alternative to Olympic surfing in Tahiti, says French minister

France’s Minister for Sport, Amelie Oudea-Castera, on Thursday ruled out the possibility of moving the Olympic surfing events away from Tahiti following the environmental damage caused during testing last week.

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The Pacific Games concluded with New Caledonia as the clear winner

The New Caledonia delegation finished the 18th edition of the Pacific Games at the top of the medal table. With 197 medals, including 82 golds, they solidified their position as the best, followed by the next

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HSBC SVNS 2024: Australia claim fourth straight Dubai title

Teagan Levi touched down either side of half-time as Australia ended New Zealand’s 41-match winning streak to claim their fourth consecutive title in Dubai, as the HSBC SVNS 2024 got off to an electric start. Not to

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Solomon Islands Taekwondo bags 14 medals

Solomon Islands World Taekwondo Union (SIWTU) has written ‘history in the stars’ for winning the first ever Pacific Games Gold medal for men in this code of combat sports. Following Isaac Myrie’s triumph,

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Niue netballers create Pacific Games history with first win

Niue netballers created history on the court after picking up their first ever win at a Pacific Games at Honiara’s Friendship Hall on Wednesday. As Sol2023’s netball event entered its third day of competition, Niue

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