Editors Comment

30th January

Editorial comment – Important lessons

New Zealand are through to the Under 17 World Cup in Peru. They defeated New Caledonia 1-0 to get a ticket for the top competition. New Caledonia are also going to Peru as the second...

29th January

Editorial comment – Boosting the Drua

It was hot in the Western Division yesterday. The sun turned out in all its glory in the early part of the day. Then the skies opened up in the afternoon. That’s when the Fijian Drua took on the might of the Melbourne Rebels at Prince Charles Park in Nadi. It was a trial match...

28th January

Editorial comment – Week of events

The suspension of Police Commissioner Brigadier General Sitiveni Qiliho, and the head of the Fiji Corrections Service Francis Kean yesterday continues what has been an eventful month so far. They were suspended by President Ratu Wiliame Katonivere on the advice of the Constitutional Offices Commission. As they await a Tribunal hearing that will deliberate on...

26th January

Editorial comment – Finding form

So we are now left with the reality of having to step up to get automatic qualification for the 2024 Paris Olympics! That’s the predicament we face as we head across for the next leg of the World Rugby 7s series this weekend in Sydney. The Ben Gollings-coached side dropped to eighth spot on the...

25th January

Editorial comment – Power of an ordinary man

Allen Lockington wasn’t the Prime Minister of Fiji. He wasn’t the President! He wasn’t even in the opposition or a Member of Parliament. He did not own a business and he wasn’t a famous sportsman! In fact he wasn’t a man who craved the limelight. He preferred to work behind the scenes. He preferred to...

24th January

Editorial comment – When there is hope!

We are just one win away from a shot at the FIFA Under-17 World Cup in Peru later this year. That’s all it’s going to take for the Baby Bula Boys. This news may not have attracted as much attention as major events such as the World Rugby 7s Series, or the upcoming Fijian Drua...

23rd January

Editorial Comment – Bridging the gap

After that forgettable effort against Argentina in the quarter-finals of the Hamilton 7s in New Zealand yesterday, it was encouraging to read about the proposed under-18 competition. The Fiji Rugby Union is set to introduce an under-18 competition to help players get more game time before representing the country at international age-group level tournaments. This...

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