Rugby League

26th September

Natabe: We’re hoping to get our approval

Fiji National Rugby League chief executive officer Don Natabe is optimistic about the commencement of the prestigious Fiji National Rugby League’s Vodafone Cup tournament in November. Natabe said they would be lodging their application form...

Cleary under shadow after Panthers win

Nathan Cleary faces an anxious wait to learn whether he is charged over a lifting tackle after spearheading Penrith to an epic 10-6 defeat over an injury-hit Melbourne. The win avenged last year’s grand final defeat and gives the Panthers the opportunity to go one better next Sunday. Cleary was placed on report for the...

25th September

South Sydney book NRL Grand Final ticket

The Kiwi veteran Benji Marshall was in tears last night as his South Sydney team beat Manly 36-16 to win a place in the NRL Grand Final. Marshall will make a new record for the longest gap between Grand Final appearances – 16 years. The 36-year-old last played in a Grand Final in 2005 when...

24th September

Vaccination limbo: FNRL boss raises concern

The acting chief executive officer of Fiji National Rugby League is scratching his head albeit with both hands at the total lack of apathy on the part of affiliated clubs to the mandatory vaccination exercise. Don Natabe said it was disappointing to note a huge number of football players showing immense disregard of Government directives...

Kikau likely to stay with Panthers

Penrith’s chief executive officer Brian Fletcher is confident the Panthers will be able to secure the services of star Fijian Viliame Kikau into the next season. “We’re very confident that we will be able to come to an agreement with his management and have him on the roster for another three or four years as...

22nd September

Leap of faith for Sadrugu

Inspired by the success of dual-code international Semi Radradra, one of Fiji’s future rugby stars has taken a leap of faith and switched codes. Rugby union player Taniela Sadrugu – an up-and-coming forward who epitomises the rugged, hard Fijian flanker – will join the National Rugby League club, the Queensland Cowboys later this year. “Semi...

21st September

Fijian duo join North Queensland Toyota Cowboys for 2022 NRL season

Fijian Olympic gold medallist Iosefo Masikau and national rugby rep Taniela Sadrugu will join the North Queensland Toyota Cowboys for the 2022 NRL season. The Australian professional rugby league club confirmed on its website that Masikau and Sadrugu will arrive in North Queensland for pre-season in November, and the duo will train full-time alongside the...

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