Marika Vunibaka

Defence will win it for us, says veteran

Fiji moved into the quarter-finals of the Cup with the minimum of fuss but it's to be expected as they have their lucky charm in tow. Marika Vunibaka has been in Hong Kong with Fiji four times and has been on the winning side on each occasion.

Sunday, 30 March, 2008, 12:00am

Fiji forward falls foul of red tape

Crowd favourites Fiji arrive tonight for this weekend's Cathay Pacific/Credit Suisse Hong Kong Sevens without forward Jone Kuruduadua who was forced to stay at home after the Australian government refused to give him a transit visa.

24 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Serevi 'the eyes' as Fiji romp through

Islanders' captain runs the show as they find sublime form to set up quarter-final clash with Argentina

20 Mar 2005 - 12:00am

2 minutes with...PAUL HALEY


The leading rugby referee was at the centre of the storm last week when he sent off three players in the game between Hong Kong Football Club and Aberdeen after a fight broke out. A former player, he says pulling out a red card is the worst part of a referee's job. He is 39.

It must have been chaotic?

7 Mar 2004 - 12:00am

Fiji lift Cup as promised with divine display of skill

Fiji called on its awesome rugby skill and a little help from on high to fulfil its promise of winning the Rugby World Cup Sevens, sparking off celebrations that went on all night.

Captain Waisale Serevi started the tournament promising to leave with the Melrose Cup, and his team did just that, beating South Africa 24-21 in the final.

24 Mar 1997 - 12:00am


CUP QUARTER-FINALS Fiji 56 (Tries: Luke Erenavula, Waisale Serevi 2, Manasa Bari, Jope Tuikabe, Marika Vunibaka 2, Maraiwai. Conversions: Serevi 8) Korea 0. HT: 28-0. Western Samoa 21 (Tries: Terry Fanolua, Afato Sooalo, Brian Lima. Conversions: Fanolua 2, Lima) England 5 (Tries: Austin Healey). HT: 7-0. South Africa 19 (Tries: Stephen Brink, Joost van der Westhuizen, Andre Snyman.

24 Mar 1997 - 12:00am