Sports news in brief for August 10

Solomon Kurukuru (yellow) lost to Thailand 10-1 on Wednesday 9 August 2023. Photo: Thailand Futsal Tongan in Canadian jersey The son of a former Tonga 15s rugby team captain will front up against his countrymen when Canada faces the ‘Ikale Tahi in Nuku’alofa today. Siaki Vikilani has been named in Canadian national team’s line-up for … Read more

Sports news in brief for June 5

Photo: Oceania Rugby Football – Brian Kaltak Vanuatu national captain Brian Kaltak has become the first Pacific player to win an A-League winners’ medal after his Central Coast Mariners side defeated Melbourne City in Saturday’s grand final. Jason Cummings scored a hat-trick in the 6-1 drubbing of the Melbourne City, which finished first in the … Read more

Former sports star avoids conviction for assaulting woman, wilful damage

By Tara Shaskey, Open Justice reporter of The man appeared in New Plymouth District Court on Friday. Photo: NZME / Tara Shaskey A former top sports star who represented New Zealand internationally has avoided conviction for assaulting a woman and damaging her property over a three-day period. On Friday, the man appeared in New Plymouth … Read more

Sports news in brief for May 10

Solomon golfers invited to Asia Pacific meet Solomon Islands golfers George Rukabo and Tony Ramo are this year’s recipients for the upcoming Asia Pacific Amateur Championship (AAC) in Melbourne, Australia next week. The Solomon Islands Golf Federation team manager Arvindra Prasad said the two golfers work with expert coaches in sports science and fitness. The … Read more

Sports news in brief for March 7

Fiji – Drua The Fijian Drua have announced the re-signing of four more players beyond the current Super Rugby Pacific season. The quartet includes Flying Fijians locks Isoa Nasilasila and Leone Rotuisolia, along with flankers Vilive Miramira and Elia Canakaivata. Fijian Drua CEO Mark Evans said these are crucial signings for the club. The Fijian … Read more

Sports news in brief for February 23

Photo: Hannah Peters/FIFA Women’s football – PNG Papua New Guinea women’s football team head coach says investing in domestic programmes and competing against teams from other continents will help the team to qualify for the World Cup. PNG lost 0-2 to Panama on Sunday and bowed out of the 2023 World Cup inter-confederation playoff. Spencer … Read more

Sports news in brief for February 15

Koroisau new Tigers skipper Apisai Koroisau has been appointed captain of the Wests Tigers for the 2023 NRL. Fiji Bati, Apisai Koroisau Photo: Photosport The announcement was made at the Wests Tigers official season launch. Koroisau, a Fijian international, says to be asked to lead the team in his first year at the club means … Read more