Category Archives: Fiji

Flying Fijians were coached well for ANC: Nadolo

“We actually come into the competition with the genuine belief we could do really well”

Nemani Nadolo, “completely different to the 10 years I’ve been involved with the squad.” Photo: Rugby365

Veteran Flying Fijians winger Nemani Nadolo said the coaching staff had prepared the team well and the players were looking forward to show up against France in the first Autumn Nations Cup match.

“The way they’ve (coaching staff) gone about things, it’s just completely different to the 10 years I’ve been involved with the squad, which really excited us, we were just training really well leading up to France,” Nadolo said in a recent interview with Rugby Pod.

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Flying Fijians complete quarantine tomorrow

Fiji Rugby Union chief executive John O’Connor. Photo: News24

The Flying Fijians complete their quarantine tomorrow and start the build-up to play the final weekend of the Autumn Nations Cup match against Georgia, if everything works in their favour.

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Flying Fijians chances of survival over Covid 19 very high: Waqainabete

The Flying Fijians team has been quarantined in their motel rooms in France.

Minister for Heath Dr Iferemi Waqainabete said the chances of the Flying Fijians recovering from Covid 19 was very high because they were fit young men.

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Fiji rugby fans seek answers

The Flying Fijians acknowledge the crowd after beating Georgia 45-10 at the Hanazono Stadium at the Rugby World Cup last year. Photo: Yahoo

There is a growing concern at the Autumn Nations Cup about Fiji’s national 15s team, and it’s gaining momentum as each day passes.

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Video surfaces from Barbarians night out

Photos of the Barbarians team members night out. Photo: Rugby Onslaught

A new video has surfaced online from what appears to be the Barbarians team social that cancelled this weekend’s Quilter international against England.

According to a local media report Fiji Rugby Union chief executive John O’Çonnor said not one of the seven Fijians in the Barbarians squad was included in the 12 team members implicated in the night out.

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Barbarians players breach Covid protocols, England match under threat

England prepares for the match against the Barbarians on Sunday. Photo: Getty Images

The Rugby Football Union has announced it is reviewing whether or not the England v Barbarians fixture, scheduled to take place at Twickenham on Sunday, can still go ahead after “a number of Barbarians players breached the agreed Covid code of conduct protocol”.

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Fiji faces Les Bleus at St-Etienne in first round

Flying Fijian centre Semi Radradra scores a try against France in their November match which Fiji won 21-14 in 2018 Photo: Stuff

The Flying Fijians faces France in their first round Pool B clash of the Autumn Nations Cup on November 15 at the Stade Geoffroy Guichard, Saint-Étienne southeast of Paris.

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Flying Fijians names 8-nations squad

Flying Fijians doing the cibi before a Test Match. Photo: World Rugby

Fiji Rugby’s 15s Head Coach Vern Cotter has named a powerful Flying Fijians touring squad to prepare for the upcoming Autumn Nations Cup in Europe later this month.

The 32 member squad will march into camp on 25 October in preparation to face France on 15 November, Italy on 21 November and Scotland 7 days later on 29 November at BT Murrayfield.

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Flying Fijians have landed

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The Flying Fijians acknowledge the crowd after beating Georgia 45-10 at the Hanazono Stadium. Photo: Yahoo

The Flying Fijians have landed back home to a mild reception after a mediocre Rugby World Cup tournament finishing third in their Pool D with Wales topping the five teams.

After fans got hyped up with the big names in the team, a mixed bag of results with warm up matches with the Maori All Blacks and Pacific Nations Cup, there was high hopes and foreboding thoughts simultaneously.

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Typhoon may hand Fiji a place

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Wales sing their national anthem before their win against Australia. Photo: BBC

The introduction of Super Typhoon Hagibis to the Rugby World Cup which threatens the last pool matches over the weekend would very likely favour the Flying Fijians.

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