The Fiji Rugby Connection in Portugal

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Last Word on Rugby, by Francisco Isaac. For Europeans, the word Fiji is something exotic, a special and completely different place away from the mundane. Usually a tropical paradise comes to mind. This idea also applies when people talk about Fijian rugby, as their players have a unique way of playing and a clear passion for […] READ MORE


Hong Kong Sevens: Favorites Cruising Through On Day Two

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From Last Word on Rugby, Jovilisi Waqa It was another thrilling day at the So Kon Po Stadium with some entertaining rugby with the favorites cruising through. Fiji and New Zealand could fight out another final but don’t count out the Blitzboks and United States. The English can turn up tomorrow so can their conqueror […] READ MORE


South Africa Wins Dubai Sevens

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From Last Word on Rugby, Jovilisi Waqa The opening round of the 2016/17 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series has come to an end in Dubai, as South Africa wins the Dubai Sevens title. They outplayed the Series and Olympic Gold Medalists Fiji in the final, winning 26-14. The Neil Powell coached side were on fire immediately from […] READ MORE


World Rugby Sevens Series: New Season, New Coaches, New Winner?

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Last Word On Rugby, by Jovilisi Waqa. It’s another season of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series. The 2016/17 season promises to be breaking new grounds with new audiences and countries watching the television broadcast. The ten tournament Sevens Series begins with the Dubai Sevens on December 2-4. World Rugby Sevens Series: New Season, New Coaches, New Winner? Olympic […] READ MORE


Fiji Unites In Sevens Gold Medal Celebration

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Fiji erupted into scenes of celebration when their heroes won the 2016 Rio Olympic Games sevens gold medals. To locals, it was a dream come true–every family and village with a television viewed the Olympic Rugby Sevens final. To the world, that inspirational feat of achievement virtually ‘broke the internet’. The tiny nations first ever medal was […] READ MORE


Pacifica Rugby Has a Place in Super Rugby

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During the regular season, New Zealand Rugby and the Chiefs Super Rugby franchise made a public declaration of support for Pacifica Rugby. Not a piecemeal offer either, but a real validation to say publically “Pacifica Rugby Has a Place in Super Rugby”. They both; along with Sky Sport (NZ media broadcaster) promoted a round of […] READ MORE


Olympic Sevens: Fairy-tale Semifinal For Fiji And Japan

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It will be a fairy-tale semi final for Fiji and Japan, when they meet in the Olympic Sevens competition. Fiji continued their dream run when they ended New Zealand hopes in the first semi 12-7. Japan followed suit when they scored a try at the hooter to continue their fairy tale run. Forget the script, […] READ MORE


Olympics Sevens: Jerry Tuwai Saves Fiji

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The Men’s Olympics Sevens competition kicked off at the Deodoro Stadium with drama and heartache as Jerry Tuwai saved Fiji. Tuiwai prevented Fiji from a potential draw with Argentina in Pool A with a copybook tackle on Axel Muller.  The tournament favourites survived the Argentine onslaught to win two-from-two on the opening day. The Men’s game has lost […] READ MORE