Fiji players asked to join professional league in China by “sneaky” agent

Fiji Rugby Union chiefs have warned that “sneaky” agents are looking for players to launch a professional league in China and are targeting the country’s players with some already preparing to fly to Beijing. FRU Chief Executive John O’Connor has raised serious concerns about agents or agencies trying to recruit players without registration with FRU Read More …

Nemani Nadolo still hungry for test rugby despite quarantine rules

Nemani Nadolo, the powerhouse Leicester wing, believes the arrival of his son Ethan has “relit the fire” and is targeting another World Cup challenge with Fiji in France in 2023 despite the problems caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Nadolo admits playing international rugby with the quarantine restrictions imposed by the pandemic has been tough to Read More …

Semi Radradra boosts Fiji bid for another Olympic gold medal

Semi Radradra is a “marked man” but Fiji Sevens head coach Gareth Baber is backing the Bristol centre to play a key role in the defence of the Olympic Games gold medal in Japan after he linked up with his team mates who arrived on a freight flight hauling mostly frozen fish. Radradra travelled from Read More …

Andre the Giant has Semi Radradra in his sights

Harlequins Andre Esterhuizen faces the toughest midfield test in world rugby as he attempts to nullify Bristol’s Semi Radradra tomorrow and catch the eye of the Springbok selectors preparing for the summer series with the British and Irish Lions in South Africa. Radradra is returning from injury and rejoins a potent Bristol match squad that Read More …

Baber signs new deal to mastermind Fiji Olympic Games gold medal defence

Coach Gareth Baber will mastermind Fiji’s defence of their Olympic Games sevens gold medal in Tokyo next year after agreeing a new contract with the Fiji Rugby Union. Baber’s four year deal was scheduled to end in December but with the Olympic Games being delayed for 12 months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Fiji rugby Read More …

Baber knows all about expectation as he guides Fiji towards another Olympic gold

Gareth Baber knows all about the weight of national expectation as he attempts to mastermind Fiji’s defence of their HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series title and a repeat of the historic gold medal winning Olympic triumph at the 2020 Games in Tokyo. Fiji’s 2016 Olympic Games gold was turned into a book by former head Read More …