Fiji, Solomons men put perfect start to the test

The Fijians thrashed Tuvalu 8-0 in Saturday's opening round, while Solomon Islands racked up the same scoreline against Tonga.

Fiji coach Christophe Gamel said despite the lopsided scoreline they made a number of big mistakes, which they couldn't afford to repeat against the Bonitos.

"We know their values, they are technical players. Let's see, it will be interesting for the youth also and for me to compete against this team, it's always interesting," Gamel said.

Solomon Islands coach Felipe Vega-Arango is taking more of a long term approach.

Fiji and Tonga U20s share spoils

The home side led 12-9 at halftime at Churchill Park off the back of tries to Apisalome Boginidrau and Poniani Batiniu.

But five penalties from the boot of Nautu'a Masima kept the Kingdom in the game.

Tonga regained the lead in the 62nd minute but Tuidraki Samusamuvodre drew the Fijians level seven minute later in what proved to be the final scoring play.

Tonga Coach Ta'one Bloomfield said that they were aiming to win but a draw was a good result.

"We'll still need to work on Saturday's game and hopefully we will come with a good result."

Tonga, Fiji U20s ready to battle

This is according to Fiji head coach and former Flying Fijians flanker Koli Sewabu.

The winner for this competition will secure a spot in the 2018 World Rugby under-20 Trophy and the 2018 Oceania Rugby U20s championship joining Samoa.

Sewabu said the recent the Ruby League World Cup semi-finals and the performance of the Fiji rugby union senior teams would inspire the players to play their hearts out.

"We are expecting fireworks after all the hype of the Rugby League World Cup semi- finals," he said.

Bulgarian nationals plead guilty to ATM scam charges in Fiji

Simeon Stefanov Minchev, Veliko Zhelev Velikov and Plamen Dimitrov Petrov appeared at the Lautoka Magistrates Court Monday.

The alleged incidents occurred at ATM machines between Lautoka to Nadi around the 09 -12 last month.

The first accused Simeon Stefanov Minchev has been further charged with a separate count for the offence of unauthorised access to Restricted Data for using a skimming device at the Bred Bank in Lautoka.

Fiji to host Tonga in the 2017 Oceania Rugby U20s Trophy

The Under 20 Trophy will be held at Churchill Park, Lautoka FIJI. With two (2) teams confirmed the tournament will consist of 2 matches on 28th November and 2nd December 2017.
Fiji and Tonga will be competing for the Oceania Rugby Qualification to the 2018 World Rugby Under 20 Trophy and the 2018 Oceania Rugby U20s Championship joining Samoa Rugby Union, who were relegated from the World Rugby Under 20 Championship in 2017.

Kangaroos target Fiji's 'Bill'

The 22-year-old Penrith powerhouse goes by the nickname “Bill” and Kangaroos forward Reagan Campbell-Gillard knows only too well the devastation he can cause after watching  him “terrorising people” in the Intrust Super Premiership this year.

Kikau stands at 195cm and weighs in at 119kg.

Experimental Ireland XV edges Fiji

Seven days on from his side's impressive thrashing of South Africa, Ireland coach Joe Schmidt made 13 alterations to his starting XV but initially watched on with comfort as tries from Darren Sweetnam, Dave Kearney and Jack Conan put the hosts in command.

Fiji refused to give in, however, and pulled level when Henry Seniloli's eye-catching score was followed by Timoci Nagusa intercepting a Kearney pass to go over in the 45th minute.

New Zealand v Fiji: RLWC Preview

Fiji bullish after Tonga upset

New Zealand take on Fiji in tomorrow night's Rugby League Cup quarter-final in Wellington, with the Bati hoping to replicate Tonga's efforts in upsetting the tournament co-hosts.

As RNZ sports reporter Joe Porter discovered, the Fijians are bullish, with Tonga's victory breathing life into the tier two nations.

Superstar Hayne happiest with Fiji

The Fiji five-eighth backed the call of Tonga prop Andrew Fifita to have a combined Pacific Islands side included in future Four Nations tournaments, against New Zealand, Australia and England.

Hayne and Fifita were part of the Kangaroos team that won the 2013 Rugby League World Cup and are now among players from, so-called, tier-one nations opting to play for their country of heritage. Fifita said a team comprising Tonga, Fiji, and Samoa players would be a match for anyone and Hayne's a believer too.