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  1. Leaden Fiji in need of touch of Serevi class

    Posted Feb 05th 2005, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay in Wellington Fiji's selectors might have to call up the legendary Waisale Serevi and a star of more recent vintage- Vilimoni Delasau- as the sevens-mad country bids to regain lost glory and win the Rugby World Cup Sevens in Hong Kong next month. Fiji will need their brilliance for the current crop looked a trifle leaden-footed as they began their campaign ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/488296/leaden-fiji-need-touch-serevi-class
  2. Lack of sevens time worries Fiji coach

    Posted Mar 16th 2005, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... in England, is one of six players drafted in, soon after New Zealander Pivac was handed the job three weeks ago when Pauliasi Tabulutu was unceremoniously dumped by the Fiji Rugby Union. The union ... then: 'We will win the World Cup'. He maintained that all along as Fiji went on to capture the Melrose Cup, defeating South Africa in a gripping final. Perhaps he is playing his cards ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/492868/lack-sevens-time-worries-fiji-coach
  3. Serevi's warriors show little mercy

    Posted Mar 19th 2005, 12:00am by Nazvi Careem

    ... Nazvi Careem Fiji captain pronounces himself satisfied with his team's performances and promises more fireworks today Fiji and Australia let loose against hapless pool A opponents yesterday but Canada's hopes suffered a setback with a stunning loss to Japan. Waisale Serevi and his heir apparent, William Ryder, led Fiji to comfortable victories over Japan (47-0), Portugal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/493372/serevis-warriors-show-little-mercy
  4. Sevens loses true champ in Ravonu

    Posted Oct 09th 2005, 12:00am by Paul Moon

    ... there one day as Fiji's coach.' Alas, it was not to be. Ravonu, who was fired as national coach after insisting that his charges discard jerseys bearing their sponsor's name in favour ... second edition in 1977, when the Suva forward played a significant role in Fiji's initial victory. Although regularly likened to the Michelin Man due to his bulk, Ravonu was deceptively ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/519767/sevens-loses-true-champ-ravonu
  5. FIJIAN FESTIVAL

    Posted Mar 18th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with England, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, France, Spain, South Africa and Samoa emerging as the winners on the first day. The 24 nations were then redrawn into eight new pools for the ranking round ... by unbeaten teams, the exception being Pool G which witnessed a 12-12 draw between Spain and Korea and was decided in the latter's favour on points difference. Favourites Fiji had been most ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/493323/fijian-festival
  6. Jonah's revenge

    Posted Mar 18th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 2001, Mar del Plata For the-first time the eight quarter-finalists from the previous tournament- Fiji, South Africa, Samoa, New Zealand, England, Australia, France and Korea- qualified ... newcomers to the World Cup stage: Kenya, Chile, Russia and Georgia. Defending champions Fiji, South Africa, New Zealand and Australia topped their respective pools and were joined in the Melrose Cup ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/493322/jonahs-revenge
  7. Out of Africa with grand ambitions

    Posted Mar 18th 2005, 12:00am by Unus Alladin

    ... with an average age of just 21, the Tunisians are quietly confident they will show their worth despite being drawn in a tough pool. Encouraged by their qualifying win in Tunis, the Tunisia Rugby Union ... This group that we have is very young,' said Sahraoui. 'The president of the Tunisia Rugby Union decided that we should give our young players the chance to train and gain experience while ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/493306/out-africa-grand-ambitions
  8. Fiji hero Serevi fights in vain for sevens' inclusion in Olympics

    Posted Jul 09th 2005, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... praying very hard for rugby's success. It will be a huge boost for rugby, and especially smaller countries like Fiji to have a chance of winning an Olympic medal,' said Serevi before the voting took place. If sevens was born in Scotland, then Fiji are the guardian spirits of the game. When the South Pacific islanders won the Rugby World Cup Sevens in March in Hong Kong, defeating ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/507578/fiji-hero-serevi-fights-vain-sevens-inclusion-olympics
  9. Latest triumph to fuel development of the sport at home

    Posted Mar 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... will be built which will house the Fiji Rugby Union headquarters and offer facilities for players. We will have a lecture theatre and the country's high-performance units will operate from ... Alvin Sallay Fiji rugby will reap huge benefits from the World Cup Sevens victory, said the country's coach, Wayne Pivac. He said the euphoria stemming from the success would fuel ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/493866/latest-triumph-fuel-development-sport-home
  10. Sacking of coach 'will unsettle Fiji'

    Posted Feb 27th 2005, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... never coached sevens,' Tietjens said yesterday. Tabulutu, who was appointed by the Fiji Rugby Union (FRU) to help the former sevens giants regain their glory days- Fiji last won a title ... when Fiji failed to reach the Cup finals. 'The Fiji Rugby Union staged a coup. Pauliasi did not resign. He never resigned. It was all politics and they took him out. Everybody ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/490590/sacking-coach-will-unsettle-fiji

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