Saturday, November 28, 2020
Fiji 2017 RLWC

Fiji 2017 RLWC in review – Win over Kiwis defining moment for Bat

By Rich Cowley, Date: 30/11/17 (Photo Credit NRLPhotos)

Fijian Rugby League came of age during the 2017 Rugby League World Cup tournament. The Bati captured the public's imagination not only back in Fiji but across the rugby league world.

Fiji Rugby League

Fiji Bati overpower Toa Samoa in Oceania Cup clash at Eden Park

Fiji Bati proved their three consecutive Rugby League World Cup semi-final appearances were no fluke. Their offloading and powerful edge running – with back-rowers Viliame Kikau and D’Rhys Miller especially prominent – wreaked havoc as the underdogs raced to a shock 24-0 lead in even time. Toa Samoa temporarily stemmed the Bati’s flow and centre Tim Lafai belatedly put them on the scoreboard, but Kikau’s second barnstorming try gave Fiji an imposing 30-6 halftime advantage.

Fiji name squad for 2018 Pacific Test

Date: 14/6/18 (Photo Credit: NRL Photos) 

Fiji have named a 19 man squad ahead of their Melanesian Cup clash against Papua New Guinea on the 23rd of June at Campbelltown in Sydney's south west.

Fiji Bati

Fiji coach believes they can win World Cup within 14 years

Date: 13/3/19

Brandon Costin, head coach of the Fiji Bati Rugby League team is convinced that a Pacific nation will win one of the next three Rugby League World Cups. Costin, who has started his role as full-time head coach of the Bati, was outlining why he is so ambitious for the sport in Fiji and also across the wider Pacific region.

Fiji vs Lebanon rugby league international

Wes Naiqama to captain Fiji Bati against Lebanon Cedars in Hayne-Mannah Cup

Date: 16/10/14

Fiji have released their team to take on Lebanon this Sunday (October 19th) at Remondis Stadium Cronulla.

NRL

NRL supports UNICEF appeal in wake of Fiji devastation

Date: 29/2/2016

The NRL has donated $50,000 to the UNICEF appeal for Fiji after the worst storm ever recorded in the southern hemisphere, Cyclone Winston, tore through the region.

2015 Pacific Test

Fiji name line-up for 2015 Pacific Test

Date: 1/5/15

Fiji have named their test line-up for the 2015 Pacific Test double header taking place this Saturday 2nd of May on the Gold Coast.

Fiji played in the Pacific test for the first time in 2014 when they went up against Samoa. That time the Test also doubled as a Four Nations qualifying match. Samoa were to good that day defeating Fiji 32 - 16.

Fiji Rugby League

Fiji Bati take the sting out of Rochdale Hornets in WC warm-up

By Richard Cowley, Date: 20/10/13

Fiji Bati have warmed up in style ahead of their opening world cup match against Ireland by running riot against Championship 1 side Rochdale Hornets 0-78.

2019 Pacific Test

Fiji Bati v Lebanon Cedars, date, teams and TV kick-off times

Kick-Off Times
3:30pm Gates Open
5:40pm Fiji v Lebanon

Date: 22nd June
Venue: Leichhardt Oval, Sydney, Australia
TV: Gem and Foxtel also check our Rugby League Live Page

Fiji Bati

Rugby League receives landmark support in Pacific

Date: 18/1/19

Rugby League in the Pacific received a significant boost today, with the Australian Government announcing support for NRL pre-season trial matches to be played in the Pacific over three years starting in 2020.