Fiji National Rugby Union Team

Test is yet to come for Fiji after rout of Malaysia

After receiving a harsh lesson in last month's final in Las Vegas, Fiji made their intentions known with a professional nine-try, 59-0 demolition of helpless Malaysia.

Saturday, 26 March, 2011, 12:00am

Fijians banking on rookies to revive past glories

Fiji have dumped all their overseas-based stars and chosen a hungry band of rookies as they bid to win their first Cathay Pacific/Credit Suisse Hong Kong Sevens title since 1999.

26 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Red-hot Kiwis hit ground running

It takes 79 seconds to pour the perfect pint of the black stuff that went down smoothly with most of the 29,904 crowd on the opening night. But it only took 65 seconds for the black machine to ease into top gear at the Cathay Pacific/Credit Suisse Hong Kong Sevens.

29 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Serevi fires up his veterans

'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.

1 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Serevi treats Ryder with kid gloves

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 at this time of the year.

8 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Serevi seeks right stage for exit

Sevens sorcerer Waisale Serevi is not yet ready to disappear from the scene of his greatest triumphs. The little master says talk of his retirement is premature. But maybe all that will change if Fiji are to spirit away the cup this evening.

2 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Sevens loses true champ in Ravonu

The Hong Kong Sevens has lost a true champion with Rupeni Ravonu's death at the age of 59. Not only did the Fijian taste glory at the Sevens as a player and coach, he also energetically argued for the March carnival to gain wider recognition as one of sport's great events.

9 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

Outgunned HK to play for bowl

Hong Kong were relegated to the Bowl competition at the Air France Sevens in Paris yesterday when they lost both their preliminary group games to Italy and the New Zealand Barbarians.

The territory were beaten 35-14 by Italy in their first game and then later in the day were trounced 62-0 by the Kiwis, who topped the group with a 52-0 win over Italy.

2 Jun 1997 - 12:00am

Fired-up Serevi refuses captaincy

WAISALE Serevi is so intent on winning back the Hong Kong Sevens that he has turned down the captaincy of the Fiji side which will launch a bid to win a record eighth Cup title on March 25-26 at the Hong Kong Stadium.

12 Mar 1995 - 12:00am

Fijians have a new look

FIJI will return to Hong Kong with a new-look team, probably bringing back only four players from last year's squad.

The survivors are Waisale Serevi, Sakeasi Vonolagi, Emori Bolobolo and Vesi Rauluni - all of whom have been named in a 10-strong Fiji national side for this weekend's Suva International Sevens in Fiji.

8 Mar 1995 - 12:00am

Fiji selectors call on Serevi magic

STAR fly-half Waisale Serevi has been made captain of the Fijian national sevens side.

Serevi, who in January did not follow with a provisional agreement to sign professional forms with an Australian rugby league team, is one of two survivors from last year's Hong Kong Sevens squad.

6 Mar 1994 - 12:00am

Fijian squad an unknown quantity

VETERAN winger Tomasi Cama will lead a second-string but powerful Fijian side at this month's Canberra Festival Sevens at the Bruce Stadium.

Cama, scorer of one of the most spectacular tries seen at the Hongkong Sevens, is the only player who has previously played in the territory's premier event.

2 Mar 1993 - 12:00am