Friday, September 17, 2021

Ambitious new sports diplomacy initiative aimed at deepening relations with Pacific island countries

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An ambitious proposal for a new sports diplomacy mission dubbed ‘Team AusPac’ was tabled in the Australian Federal Parliament last Wednesday, aimed at deepening ties between Australia and Pacific island countries. Chair of the Australian...

Fijiana Xv’s on track for 2022 Rugby World Cup

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Fijiana XV’s have been pumping up preparation off the field leading up to the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand next year. World Rugby made the decision to postpone the 2021 Rugby World Cup due...

Fijian Drua set sail in Super Rugby Pacific from 2022

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Super Rugby Pacific’s newest club, the Fijian Drua have welcomed the Super Rugby Pacific competition format announced by New Zealand Rugby (NZR) and Rugby Australia (RA on Monday. The competition’s newest club will feature alongside...

Fiji, Samoa 7s to miss start of the World Series

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The Fiji and Samoa sevens teams will be missing when the men's World Sevens Series gets underway in Canada this month. The new season kicks off in Vancouver on September 18, with another tournament in...

Fijian Drua to be based in Australia

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The Fijian Drua will be based in Australia in the next 2022 Super Rugby season. The team will march into quarantine in Australia in the middle of October and plan to start base camp in...

Fijian Drua’s 37 strong squad set to hit the training track in November

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The Fijian Drua hope to be on the training track in early November, as the countdown begins to their debut season in the revamped Super Rugby Pacific competition. The first squad announcements are expected within...

NZ and Fiji’s Olympic success a “springboard” for Oceania Rugby’s ‘Women in Rugby… Respect’...

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Oceania Rugby hopes to capitalise on the region’s success at the Tokyo Olympic Games as it promotes female participation at all levels of the game during ‘Women in Rugby… Respect’ month. Starting on Wednesday, Oceania...

Australian government supports Pacific Athletes to realise their Olympic dream

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The impact of COVID19 left many Pacific nations in a difficult position in the lead up to the Tokyo Olympic Games. The pandemic created a series of event cancellations that reduced both training and...

World Rugby welcomes inclusion of Fijian Drua and Moana Pasifika in new-look Super Rugby...

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The Super Rugby format for 2022 has been confirmed with Moana Pasifika and the Fijian Drua making up an exciting 12-team line-up. The decision was made following a detailed financial, performance and commercial feasibility study...

Pacific Super Rugby teams to finalise squads

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With 'Super Rugby Pacific' confirmed to kick off in February, the race is on for Moana Pasifika and the Fijian Drua to sign up their inaugural playing squads. The Drua also have to decide where...

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Brigadier General Jone Kalouniwai is the new Commander of Fiji’s Miilitary Forces

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Brigadier-General Jone Kalouniwai is the new Commander of the Republic of the Fiji Military Forces(RFMF), taking over from Rear Admiral Viliame Naupoto. This was confirmed...

Samoa Supreme Court orders HRPP members to be sworn in

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Samoa Supreme Court has ruled in favour of the Human Rights Protection Party (HRPP) and ordered the Speaker of the House to swear in...

Changes to Australia’s Pacific labour programmes welcomed

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Changes to Australia's Pacific worker programmes have been welcomed but questions remain over the pathway to permanent residency. The Australian government hailed their reforms to...