Richie Gray reveals no Scotland contact, joins Fiji coaching staff

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Breakdown specialist Richie Gray is relishing the prospect of working with the world-class talents in the Fiji squad, after joining Vern Cotter’s backroom staff. Gray will work on a short-term basis, joining Cotter’s staff for the [to-be-confirmed] Northern Hemisphere eight-nations tournament, that pits the Flying Fijians against England, Wales and Ireland, as well as Japan. […] READ MORE


Fijian Superstar Signs for Bears

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Although not one of their most successful tournaments, the recent Rugby World Cup in Japan did throw a number of Fijian superstar players into the limelight even further than they had been before. One such player has now shocked the Gallagher Premiership by signing for West Country club Bristol Bears. Semi Radradra will join his […] READ MORE


Fiji Rugby ends year with win over Barbarians 33-31

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As the calendar year closed, and after the disappointment at the 2019 Rugby World Cup, Fiji Rugby was able to end their year on a high, with a 33-31 victory over the Barbarians. The South Sea Islanders team was playing a rare fixture at Twickenham. The first in a series of Baabaas games that end […] READ MORE


Fiji Rugby Championship entry: Is the time right?

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Fiji’s performance in the Rugby World Cup and in the warm up games have led to calls for Fiji and Japan to be incorporated into a tier one competition.  In the case of Japan, it could be argued their performances in the pool stages have warranted a consideration of being included in the Rugby Championship. […] READ MORE


Pacific Nations: How can they compete against the Tier One nations?

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The Pacific Nations arguably produces some of the best players in world rugby but, their sides struggle to perform. A major talking point pre-World Cup was the number of players from the Pacific playing for the Tier One nations. However, Fiji showed glimpses of their world-class quality in the first half against Australia; as well […] READ MORE


Semi Radradra shows World Cup fans ‘he got Game’

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Flying fijian Semi Radradra has shown the world ‘he has game’ and showed a skillset that ignored the conditions, to lead all statistics in a fine display. The above highlights package shows footage of the utility back at his finest. Given license to run hard at the Georgian team – from numbers 1 to 15. […] READ MORE


Rugby World Cup interesting facts

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The Rugby World Cup throws up a lot of good content but did you know any of these obscure facts and information? Robert Rees brings you some interesting facts about teams at this year’s World Cup. Tonga vs England Toutai Kefu -Tonga’s Head Coach – is 100% in meetings with Eddie Jones (1-0) having defeated […] READ MORE


Manu Samoa RWC preparation includes Heartland XV ‘test’

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In the approach to the 2019 Rugby World Cup (RWC), it is with the utmost respect that for the Manu Samoa RWC preparation, they will face a New Zealand Heartland XV team. Samoa is one of 20 sides qualified for the World Rugby tournament in Japan. A proud rugby nation, a leader of the Pacifica […] READ MORE


Japan Brave Blossoms head into RWC on a real ‘Hi’

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Achieving a clean-slate of victories in the Pacific Nations Cup, the Japan Brave Blossoms men’s rugby team head into the Rugby World Cup on a real ‘Hi’. Yes, it is a complimentary nod to the hosts of the 2019 tournament, but with recent success under their belt, they have surely earned a huge amount of […] READ MORE


Viliame Mata and Akira Ioane showdown looms in Fiji

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It will be a battle of the No 8 on Saturday, when the Maori All Blacks take on the Flying Fijians at ANZ Stadium in Suva. With a Viliame Mata and Akira Ioane showdown looming, big clashes are on the horizon for Pacifica rugby fans. Former Olympic Gold rugby sevens medalist Viliame Mata had an outstanding […] READ MORE