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  1. Fantastic Fiji turn back the clock

    Posted Mar 30th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... by the legendary Serevi. He was sacked last month as coach of the national squad by the Fiji Rugby Union, which apparently didn't want him to take on the role of player-coach before the World Cup ... Alvin Sallay They didn't have any stars and were labelled back home as a bunch of no-hopers. But last night Fiji stepped out of the shadow of the legendary Waisale Serevi to break ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/675116/fantastic-fiji-turn-back-clock
  2. Fiji boss backs kids to earn an education

    Posted Mar 29th 2009, 12:00am by Unus Alladin

    ... Unus Alladin Fiji coach Iliesa Tanivula wants his makeshift squad to stand up and be counted after the former champions sealed a place in the Cup quarter-finals last night. Tanivula is well aware of the task today- to win their first Hong Kong Sevens since 1999 with a band of rookies not used to the big stage. Fiji's star-starved squad- all their overseas-based players ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/674993/fiji-boss-backs-kids-earn-education
  3. Fiji's Ryder to skip Dubai

    Posted Feb 25th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... of the deep division in Fiji rugby following the acrimonious sacking of his mentor and coach, Waisale Serevi, last month. Ryder's pull-out not only leaves Fiji's World Cup defence in jeopardy, but it also casts serious doubt over his participation at next month's Cathay Pacific/Credit Suisse Hong Kong Sevens. Fiji Rugby Union (FRU) officials, who kicked out Serevi as coach ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/671066/fijis-ryder-skip-dubai
  4. Fijians insist HK weekend is part of their religion

    Posted Mar 29th 2009, 12:00am by Robby Nimmo

    ... This is the greatest rugby tournament in the world. You can't beat it. And there is no better player than Waisale Serevi. When Fiji had a good run at the Sevens in the early 1990s I recall when a national holiday was declared.' 'It still is a holiday, and they made it three days after the Rugby World Cup win in 2005,' chipped in Smith, who also pointed out Fiji were victorious ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/675000/fijians-insist-hk-weekend-part-their-religion
  5. HK team to face tough challenge in Suva Sevens tournament

    Posted Oct 16th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Hong Kong will step into the hotbed of sevens in January after accepting an invitation by the Fiji Rugby Union to take part in the ultra-competitive Suva Sevens. The annual tournament ... of the Suva Rugby Union, said: 'The Hong Kong Rugby Football Union has made an enormous contribution over the past three decades to help Fiji sevens to get where it is today. We are pleased ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/695502/hk-team-face-tough-challenge-suva-sevens-tournament
  6. After shaky start, Fijians hit top gear to flatten Taiwan

    Posted Mar 28th 2009, 12:00am by Unus Alladin

    ... Unus Alladin Perennial crowd favourites Fiji kicked off their campaign by blasting past Taiwan 33-0 in their opening match in pool E- but only after enduring a frustrating opening spell. ... have learned a thing or two from the legendary Waisale Serevi who coached the side in this tournament last year as they pushed themselves forward into Fiji's half. But Fiji, who ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/674827/after-shaky-start-fijians-hit-top-gear-flatten-taiwan
  7. Determined Damudamu finally arrives at dream destination

    Posted Mar 27th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... seasons, but will be making his Hong Kong debut at the weekend after missing out on the last two occasions through injury. 'I grew up in Fiji and as a kid I remember watching the Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/674669/determined-damudamu-finally-arrives-dream-destination
  8. League of nations .... in press box

    Posted Mar 29th 2009, 12:00am by Jason Dasey

    ... teacher and rugby referee who emigrated to Fiji in 1961, turns 74 in September, and says he is considering stepping down from the microphone after the 2011 World Cup. New Zealand's sizeable ... to turn away 35 reporters and photographers because of limits on numbers. Graham Eden, from Fiji Broadcasting, is providing commentaries on more than 25 matches to satisfy an almost insatiable ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/674988/league-nations-press-box
  9. Depleted HK face tough Darwin test

    Posted Jan 24th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... by the Fiji Rugby Union in this World Cup year, only after they made it clear that his role would only be off the field. He will be glad to get the chance to get back into action with the Drifters ... the entire 16-strong squad will go to Wellington,' said Ivan Torpey, Hong Kong Rugby Football Union's head of performance. 'We will be naming the 12 players for the World Cup in Dubai ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/668029/depleted-hk-face-tough-darwin-test
  10. Kenya are among the big boys now ... just ask Fiji

    Posted Mar 26th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... into the so-called big boys league,' laughs Kayange delightedly. 'We are no more a surprise package, everyone takes us seriously now.' While the Pot Bellied Pigs - led by the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union's director of facilities Anson Bailey - did the hokey-pokey and warmed up for the Kowloon International 10s on pitch one at King's Park yesterday, Kenya and fellow-big boys ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/674552/kenya-are-among-big-boys-now-just-ask-fiji

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