Pacific Netball Series: Tongan Tala secure ‘four-peat’ after overpowering Fiji for title

Tonga Tala’s head coach Jaqua Pori-Makea-Simpson predicted her team would be competitive before the Pacific Netball Series 2024 rolled off in Brisbane on 10 June.  And a weekend later, the young side named to

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Micronesian Games open in Majuro

The Micronesian Games kicked off in Majuro Saturday night with a gala celebration that featured sports delegations from the 10 islands in the sub-region parading in uniform with flags and banners along a newly opened

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Fiji dominant start in the OFC Nations Cup after round 1

It was an exciting Sunday of Football in Suva, with a small but vocal crowd at the HFC stadium to witness the first round of Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) games for Group B. Tahiti and Samoa took to the field

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French surfer Fierro crowned in Tahiti Surf Event ahead of Paris 2024

French Olympic surfer, Vahine Fierro, became the first Frenchwoman to win the women’s Tahiti Pro on the waves of Teahupo’o on Wednesday, just two months before the Olympic surfing events to be held on the French

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Fijian Drua head to the Super Rugby quarterfinals

It was a spectacular show of skill, talent and power when the Fijian Drua played the Melbourne Rebels this weekend in Lautoka.  Tevita Ikanivere continued to be instrumental for the Drua. He had more than a couple

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Vanuatu women stump Zimbabwe in World Cricket Qualifier

A decade after its women’s cricket debut, Vanuatu’s women’s cricket team defeated 12th-ranked Zimbabwe in the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup qualifier in Abu Dhabi in April. It was the first for a Vanuatu team to

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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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NRL and Australian federal government dosing in on $600m deal to launch PNG rugby league team

The Australian federal government and the NRL are closing in on a deal worth up to $600 million (US$400 million) to secure a new NRL side based in Papua New Guinea. NRL chairman Peter V’landys met with Minister

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The Fijian Drua desperate to make the top 8

It was another good day out for the Fijian Drua at home this weekend with a win keeping them in contention for the top 8. Straight from the kick-off, the Drua made their intentions clear to the visiting Queensland Reds.

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ADB calls for more sports, retirement and medical tourism in Fiji

Continued recovery in Fiji’s tourism sector boosted the country’s overall economic growth last year, according to the Asian Development Bank.  In its annual Asian Development Outlook report released this month, the

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Vaka carries the torch for Tonga’s soccer aspirations

Except for 1991, when they didn’t qualify, the tiny Pacific Island nation of Tonga has participated at every Rugby World Cup since the tournament’s inception in 1987. Rugby is Tonga’s most popular sport, with

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“We’re used to it” – Fa’alogo Tana Umaga on Moana Pasifika’s struggles to find a new home

Moana Pasifika are no strangers to when it comes to hiccups in the start of the season. In 2022 – their maiden year – the newly established club went through four match postponements, resulting in them having to

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