Rugby League

Maroons savour win

An emotional moment for the Western State Maroons women’s team clinching game one of the Pherrus Vanua State of Origin beating the Eastern State Blues by 12-4 at the ANZ Stadium on the weekend. “We...

Gray calls for improvement

The chairman of the Western Maroons State rugby league team for the Vanua State of Origin Series vented his frustrations at the Fiji National Rugby League for what he claims as lack of appropriate medical personnel at the ground during the match. Joe Gray claimed players’ safety during the Pherrus Vanua Origin match one at...

21st September

NRL star Curtis Scott to sue Australian police for more than A$100k over ‘unlawful’ arrest

Curtis Scott is set to sue the NSW Police for more than A$100,000 (NZ$108,000) in damages after being wrongfully arrested on Australia Day weekend. The Raiders centre was charged with seven offences, including assaulting two police officers, after falling asleep in Moore Park following a night out at the Ivy nightclub. The charges, however, were...

18th September

NRL: Tigers to offer Benji Marshall job for next year

Wests Tigers will offer Benji Marshall an off-field role, after the NRL gave them clearance to do so, in the belief he could be just as valuable to the club when his playing career ends. Marshall has only two more games left in Tigers colours after the club opted not to renew his contract, leaving...

Blues name strong squad to play Maroons

Eastern State Blues coach Vulaono Dakuitoga is mixing youth with experience as he names a powerful line-up to take on the Western State Maroons in their Pherrus Vanua State of Origin tri-series opener tomorrow. “This is their time, and I believe we have them focussed in where we want them,” Dakuitoga said during the team’s...

17th September

Cream of local players show

The Fiji National Rugby League’s Vanua State of Origin competition starts at the ANZ Stadium on Saturday. The Pherrus Vanua Origin will pit the best players from the Western region against their counterparts from the East. The winner of the three-match series will take the Tanoa Trophy. FNRL acting chief executive officer Don Natabe said...

Warriors preparing massive $2.5 million offer for Addin Fonua-Blake

The Warriors appear ready to outbid any other NRL club to secure Sea Eagles prop Addin Fonua-Blake next season. It has been reported by Australian media that the Warriors have offered a three-year-deal for $850,000 a season to the 24-year-old who has been given permission to leave the Sea Eagles at the end of the...

16th September

Blues set for State of Origin

Blues coach Vulaono Dakuitoga has named a strong 21-man squad for the inaugural Vanua State of Origin tri-series that begins this week. After making his final assessment during last weekend’s 2020 Vodafone Cup Suva and Nasinu Zone round, Dakuitoga said he was confident of the capability of the players chosen. “I know the West will...

League legend says Shaun Johnson primed for finals run

If the Sharks are to make any meaningful impact on finals football it will come off the back in-form playmaker Shaun Johnson, says league great Peter Sterling. Johnson was the architect of Cronulla’s 22-14 finals sealing win over the Warriors on Sunday in what has fast-become a Dally M contending back-end of the season for the...

COVID-19: Strict protocols in place for Tri-Series competition

While there is much anticipation towards the Pherrus Vanua State of Origin Tri-Series competition this weekend, FNRL acting chief executive officer Don Natabe has clarified that there would be strict COVID-19 protocols in place. He told Times Sports today that Covid-19 screenings is mandatory for all patrons and participants of the Origin this weekend. “We...

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