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  1. We're going for gold, says Fiji coach

    Posted Mar 26th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on the pitch. Hopefully, the Olympics will convince our players to stay at home and help us compete well.' Tanivula called for the Fiji Rugby Union to think long-term- at least six years- and put ... Winning an Olympic gold medal is just a dream for many small countries, but sevens can make that dream come true for Fiji, two-time winners of the Rugby World Cup in 1997 and 2005- both ...

  2. Sport - Hong Kong - Rugby

    Rugby Sevens blow for defending champs Fiji

    Posted Mar 16th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Tomasi Cama, Kurt Baker, Toby Arnold and Scott Curry. Cakau ruptured a medial ligament in his left knee in training and a Fiji rugby medical officer said: "He will have to go through ... for defending champs Fiji A high attrition rate from injury has hit defending champions Fiji and perennial Cup under-achievers South Africa, throwing next week's Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong ...

  3. Sport - Hong Kong - HONG KONG SEVENS

    England left shell-shocked as Fiji continue impressive run

    Posted Mar 24th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Ben Ryan's men will play in the Bowl competition after making a surprising exit from the coveted Cup England left shell-shocked as Fiji continue ... continues after the crowd favourites were knocked out of the Cup competition at the Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens last night. It left Fiji, New Zealand and Samoa on course for a second title ...

  4. Cometh the hour, cometh Serevi

    Posted Mar 18th 2005, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... tournament a success, the Malaysian Rugby Union invited Fiji and Serevi. But the Fiji Rugby Union turned down the invitation as the emphasis that year was on winning the inaugural World Sevens ... . And one man was mostly responsible- Serevi. His nickname might be 'Small', but Serevi's deeds are of gigantic proportions and have made him the best-known rugby player in Fiji and, ...

  5. Serevi treats Ryder with kid gloves

    Posted Mar 08th 2007, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Fiji star William Ryder has been wrapped in cotton wool by Waisale Serevi in the run-up to the Hong Kong Sevens this month. In a bid to protect his protege, Fiji's player-coach Serevi has ordered the fleet-footed Ryder- top try-scorer (22) in the IRB Sevens Series this season- not to take part in any of the domestic sevens tournaments dotted around Fiji ...

  6. Serevi seeks right stage for exit

    Posted Apr 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... that will change if Fiji are to spirit away the cup this evening. 'I'm not ready to retire because I'm still enjoying playing rugby,' said Serevi yesterday, dispelling speculation back ... and only continue as coach after the Commonwealth Games. But Fiji failed to win the gold medal and Serevi did not get the right stage to say his exit lines. Hong Kong might provide him ...

  7. Red-hot Kiwis hit ground running

    Posted Mar 29th 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... It was a common denominator among all the three fancied teams- Fiji, South Africa and Samoa all conceding a try to their opponents. 'But it is still a good start. We don't want to play finals rugby too early. You just cannot play your best on the opening day,' said Forbes. The Kiwis, however, did enough to impress old foe Waisale Serevi, who is coaching the Taiwanese team, ...

  8. Sport - Rugby

    Fiji mount stunning comeback against Wales to win 14th Hong Kong Sevens

    Posted Mar 24th 2013, 09:20pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Cup titles in 1997 and 2005) and it earned them a winners' purse of US$100,000. The team will receive US$75,000 with the rest going to the Fiji Rugby Union. Fiji defeated New Zealand ... couldn't get better than that," said Hong Kong Rugby Football Union chairman Trevor Gregory. Fiji were not the only team celebrating yesterday. Russia, Georgia, Tonga and Zimbabwe also kept ...

  9. Serevi fires up his veterans

    Posted Apr 01st 2007, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay 'Although I'm happy that we won all our three pool games, we didn't play well. We made a few mistakes' Fiji can be forgiven for thinking they have double vision this afternoon when Scotland front up in the Cup quarter-finals. In their final pool game yesterday, they met the Scots. By a quirk of the draw, the two teams meet again. Fiji beat ...

  10. Fiji on track for HK despite home loss, insists coach

    Posted Mar 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com The Fiji national sevens team might be the cat's whiskers on the HSBC Sevens World Series but back at home they are just another side with feet of clay after a Fiji Army selection defeated them in the final of the Marist Sevens- the country's biggest sevens tournament- this weekend. Playing under the banner of the Fiji Barbarians, ...




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