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    Posted Mar 31st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... PACIFIC PRINCES It's rugby's holy trinity- Hong Kong, Sevens and Fiji. There is not one, without the other. Fiji have played in every tournament and have a special relationship with our city. Hong Kong brings the best out of Fiji- the country synonymous with the shorter game and the true guardians of the sevens spirit. What Brazil is to football, Fiji is to sevens. Over ...

  2. Americans emerge as threat to champs Fiji

    Posted Mar 26th 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay An expected cakewalk into the Cup quarter-finals has suddenly turned into a minefield for defending champions Fiji, who will come up against high-flying United States in their final pool game. Fiji thought they had it easy being drawn with Thailand, Portugal and the United States in pool C. On paper it looked a cakewalk, that is until the Americans stormed ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Flying Fiji simply first class

    Posted Mar 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... I have not seen Fiji play like this for a long time.' When Dere was appointed national sevens coach last November, he said structured rugby was not meant for the free-flowing Fijians and wanted to take the game back to the days when running, instinctual rugby was the norm. He wanted the old flamboyance to return. No wonder Tietjens was surprised. And now worried as Fiji cut New ...

  7. China pride too much for Fiji imports

    Posted Oct 05th 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... according to Tan. 'They are all eligible,' said Hong Kong Rugby Football Union executive director Allan Payne. 'IRB officials who are in Hong Kong have looked into the matter and cleared them to play.' Asian powerhouses Japan have a strong corporate league structure and these companies, with the blessings of the Japan Rugby Union, have aggressively recruited players ...

  8. Serevi's heart still with Fiji

    Posted Mar 27th 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Sevens in July. There were rumours the split was acrimonious, with Serevi being unhappy with the Fiji Rugby Union. Yesterday, the maestro (pictured) refused to comment on the reasons behind his ... of winning the tournament,' said Serevi, who turns 40 in May. Last month, the Taiwan Rugby Union got in touch with Serevi and asked him to spearhead the country's World Cup campaign. He had ...

  9. Fiji suffer triple blow in bid for title

    Posted Mar 30th 2006, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay 'They will be sorely missed. But I'm confident their replacements can do the job' Fiji's bid to extend their domination at the IRB Sevens suffered a huge ... determined to do well,' said a defiant player-coach Waisale Serevi yesterday. All three players were part of Fiji's Commonwealth Games squad and their absence will rob the crowd favourites ...

  10. Pesamino misses Sevens for Samoa

    Posted Mar 18th 2011, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... rounds at the Hong Kong Stadium. The only new face to the squad is Fale Sooialo. Samoa are level with Fiji in third place in the IRB Sevens standings on 64 points- 16 behind joint leaders England and New Zealand. Fiji, meanwhile, have recalled four players, including French-based duo Setefano Cakau and Osea Kolinisau, for their bid to win an 11th Hong Kong Sevens title (they also won ...




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