Category Archives: Fijian players

‘Rokoduguni the best winger in 2014’

Semesa Rokoduguni was the man of the match in Bath's 21-11 win over Sarasens. Photo: Skysports

Semesa Rokoduguni was the man of the match in Bath’s 21-11 win over Sarasens. Photo: Skysports

Bath boss Mike Ford has lavished praise on outstanding winger Semesa Rokoduguni following the win over Saracens on Friday.

The British Army soldier has made waves since joining Bath in 2012, taking the Premiership by storm and winning a call-up to the England Saxons.

Rokoduguni was at it again in the 21-11 victory at The Rec, with Ford singling him out for praise.

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Kuridrani clinches man of the match award

Tevita Kuridrani was in devastating form against the Springboks. Photo: Skysports

Tevita Kuridrani was in devastating form against the Springboks. Photo: Skysports

Wallaby centre Tevita Kuridrani walked away with the Man of the match award in Cape Town even though the Australians lost to hosts South Africa 10-28 on Saturday in their Rugby Championship encounter.

Kuridrani was devastating with ball in hand and set up Australia’s only try in the first half after racing clear before offloading to Ashley Cooper.

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Toulon too strong for Montpellier

Toulon winger James O'Connor touches down against Montpellier. Photo: Skysports

Toulon winger James O’Connor touches down against Montpellier. Photo: Skysports

Toulon laid down a marker as they cruised to a 40-17 bonus-point win over Montpellier to move temporarily to the top of the table.

Up against a weakened Montpellier side, they did not have everything their own way in the first half, leading 17-14 at the break.

But they proved too powerful in the second 40, and ran in 5 tries, with James O’Connor scoring a brace to seal a second straight victory.

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Clermont return to the top

Clermont right winger Noa Naikataci was always threatening against Oyonnax. Photo: Skysports

Clermont right winger Noa Naikataci was always threatening against Oyonnax. Photo: Skysports

Clermont moved back to the top of the table as they handed Oyonnax a first home defeat of the season with a 19-8 win.

Meanwhile Grenoble showed they will be genuine contenders for a spot in the top six as they downed Racing Métro at the Stades des Alpes.

Elsewhere Brive and Lyon picked up vital victories at home to Bordeaux-Bègles and Castres.

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Toulon hammer 14-man Brive

Toulon's Delon Armitage attacks against Brive. Photo: Skysports

Toulon’s Delon Armitage attacks against Brive. Photo: Skysports

Toulon crushed 14-man Brive 53-13 running in eight tries after Peet Marais’ red card in the first half.

Brive had come into the game as the least disciplined side in the Top 14, and they continued that trend when Marais received his marching orders for throwing an elbow to the head of Romain Taofifenua in a ruck after 25 minutes.

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Speight ready to give his all for Wallabies

Henry Speight's family has finally been granted visitor visas. Photo: Getty Images

Henry Speight’s family has finally been granted visitor visas. Photo: Getty Images

After a long four year wait ACT Brumbies winger Henry Speight has finally become eligible to suit up for the Wallabies, but it wasn’t his long-term wait to become a Wallaby that had Speight so happy over the weekend, but the Australian government ending years of heartache by granting his family visitor visas.

The Fijian-born star and his five siblings were reunited for the first time in seven years over the weekend, with Davila and Jerry allowed into the country just days after Speight became eligible to play for Australia.

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Tigers win on the road at Exeter

Yellow card: Goneva. Photo: Skysports

Yellow card: Goneva. Photo: Skysports

Leicester Tigers came from behind to defeat Exeter Chiefs 24-20 at Sandy Park, England scrum-half Ben Youngs scoring the winner.

The Chiefs dominated for large parts, but the Tigers kept their cool to record their second victory of the season.

Exeter dominated early on, and capitalised on the sin binning of Vereniki Goneva to take the lead.

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