Australian, Fijian leaders attempt to bury climate hatchet

Asia Pacific Sep 16, 2019

Australian, Fijian leaders attempt to bury climate hatchet

The leaders of Fiji and Australia on Monday agreed to boost bilateral ties as they sought to smooth relations following a highly publicized clash over climate change at a Pacific summit last month. Prime Minister Scott Morrison welcomed his Fijian counterpart, Frank Bainimarama, just weeks ...

Rugby Aug 31, 2019

Fiji controls ball for long phases in triumph over Tonga

Fiji highlighted how dangerous it could be on the counterattack at the Rugby World Cup as it scored two scintillating long-range tries to beat Tonga 29-19 at Eden Park on Saturday. The match, part of the Pasifika Challenge doubleheader that also included Samoa beating a ...

Pacific nations back in spotlight but old problems still remain

Rugby Aug 30, 2019

Pacific nations back in spotlight but old problems still remain

Fiji, Samoa and Tonga will be thrust into the spotlight this weekend during the Pasifika Challenge doubleheader in Auckland, but age-old problems continue to haunt them ahead of the upcoming Rugby World Cup. Samoa will play an invitational side comprised of players from New Zealand's ...

Brave Blossoms cruise past Fiji

Rugby Jul 27, 2019

Brave Blossoms cruise past Fiji

Japan took just six minutes to show its home fans that its Rugby World Cup preparations are on track, scoring a spectacular first try that set the stage for a five-try, 34-21 win over Fiji on Saturday. The Brave Blossoms' strong performance in their first ...

Rugby Jul 13, 2019

Fiji outplays Maori in series opener

Fiji gave the first indication of its Rugby World Cup potential when it beat a strong New Zealand Maori team 27-10 Saturday in the opener of a two-match series. The Maori were strengthened by the selection of a large number of players, including recent All ...

Rugby Dec 18, 2018

Brave Blossoms to face Fiji, Tonga in 2019 Pacific Nations Cup

Japan's preparations for the 2019 Rugby World Cup became a lot clearer Tuesday with the announcement that the Brave Blossoms will play in a revamped Pacific Nations Cup in July and August. Jamie Joseph's side will play two home games — against Fiji in Kamaishi, ...