Fiji National Rugby League

  • Fiji Bati Players To Boycott Tests Over Witheld Payments

    ... threatened to boycott future Rugby League tests after claiming they have yet to be paid bonuses due for making last year’s RLWC semi-final. Fiji officials yesterday confirmed the players released a statement that also demanded a leadership overhaul of the Fiji National Rugby League board. “The Fiji Bati players are now demanding to be paid and will stand down from playing another test/interNational in 2018,” the statement said. “Fiji Bati players are also demanding a leadership overhaul...

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  • BLK Back In Business

    The financially stricken, Australian holding company of the kit supplier, BLK has been sold to an East Timor-based company and Fiji-based investors for an undisclosed sum. The sports apparel group went into administration in November following what administrators PPB Advisory called “overinvestment on staff, stock and premises” and a natural disaster affecting the company’s Fijian manufacturing base. The company’s new owners are a consortium led by Timor-based oil and energy company Espe...

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  • Almost 10m Tune In For England v Fiji

    A peak total of 9.4 million people tuned in during England’s opening Rugby World Cup match against Fiji on ITV on Friday night, meaning one in four people watching television at the time were watching the Rugby. The average audience for the tournament’s opening match was 7.8 million, which makes it the most watched sporting event of 2015, and the viewing figures for the other fixtures so far have been broadly positive as well. An average of 3.2 million people watched the opening eight games,...

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  • Rugby Grows In US With Rise Of Crossover Competitors

    On the back of possible Rugby World Cup 2015 qualification and increased interest, more and more American footballers and basketball players are realising that Rugby union would suit their skill set, writes Robert Kitson in The Guardian. The presence of American players at top Aviva Premiership sides such as Northampton’s Samu Manoa, Saracens’ Chris Wyles and Leicester’s Blaine Scully and the fact that the World Champions New Zealand are set to play a Test match in the US, most likely at S...

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  • RLWC2013 Says Ticket Sales Are On Target

    RLWC2013 has told Running Rugby that ticket sales for this year’s Rugby League World Cup are on target and it is happy with the progress. It has been reported that 35,000 tickets (around half of the Old Trafford capacity) have been sold for the World Cup final and organisers insist that other games are also selling well and that they are on course to achieve their 500,000 sales target. The focus so far has been firmly on selling tickets for the final, the semi-final double-header at Wembley an...

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  • Behind the Brand - KooGa

      Who are they? – KooGa Rugby is the world’s leading Rugby specific brand   What’s the history? – KooGa Rugby Ltd was formed in 1997 by Bill Newton and Shak Anwar. Both had experience in the sports retail trade and spotted a gap in the market for a specific Rugby wear brand. Previously, Rugby players had been using ‘hand-me-down’ football clothing and as both codes were becoming professional, the kit had to follow!   Who’s the boss? – Two directors: Bill Newton – Product and...

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  • World Rugby Intervene To Protect Pacific Talent

    As part of their greater investment in Pacific Island Rugby, World Rugby has launched an initiative designed to accelerate Rugby development in the area, paving the way for the region’s best and brightest Rugby talent to thrive on the interNational stage. The ‘World Rugby Combine’ - run in partnership with Oceania Rugby, Pacific Rugby Players (PRP) and the three unions - features 30 players under the age of 23 from Fiji, Samoa and Tonga, who impressed during the recent World Rugby Pacific...

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  • Countdown to Rugby League World Cup 2013

    On Friday it was exactly a year until the Rugby League World Cup 2013 kicks off and organisers celebrated the landmark by putting the first tickets on general sale. RLWC2013 held a special event at MediaCityUK in Salford to mark the ‘one year to go’ date and players from England, Wales, Ireland, Scotland, Samoa and Tonga were all in attendance. And representatives of Australia, Cook Islands, Fiji, France, Italy, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and the USA also took part via a special Google+...

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  • 7s Hosts Get In Line

    England, Wales and Scotland have all applied for the chance to become the host of the 2018 Rugby 7s World Cup, pitching against nine other countries.  The deadline for expressions of interest closed on 28 February and the InterNational Rugby Board has confirmed an unprecedented level of interest in hosting elite interNational Rugby sevens events, with 12 countries vying to host the 2018 RWC and 25 unions keen to host IRB Sevens series events in the 2015-16 season. There has also been an increas...

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  • Sky Sports to broadcast Rubgy League's National Leagues

    The RFL is delighted to confirm that it has reached agreement with Sky Sports which means the broadcaster will show the exciting National League One and Two competitions for the next two years including the Play-Offs and Grand Finals Day. The live coverage of the Regular season will be shown in a new Thursday evening slot with matches kicking off at 7.30pm. The coverage starts with the first round of National League One on Thursday April 5th 2007. The first match shown will be the highly attract...

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