By Richard Cowley, Date: 23/11/13
The hour draws near for what will be the Fijians biggest battle of their 2013 Rugby League World Cup campaign. Some may even say the biggest battle in their short rugby league history.
Petero Civoniceva today proudly announced, “After years of careful consideration to get this project off the ground by 2019, we have chosen a new interim CEO to lead this project. Tia Roko will lead the team as the CEO in getting the project solidly set up and leading the way for us until we have a new board to commence advertising and looking for a person we see best to lead us into the future.
Fiji have released their team to take on Lebanon this Sunday (October 19th) at Remondis Stadium Cronulla.
As the PNG Hunters home in on a first Queensland Rugby League (Intrust Super) Cup Final, the official birth of a Fijian team to compete in the New South Wales Cup could be confirmed before the end of the month. Petero Civoniceva is heading Fiji's bid, and he says final approval from the rugby league authorities is just weeks away. And taking their inspiration from the success of the Hunters, the Brisbane Broncos great says everyone involved with the Fiji project can't wait to get started.
The Australian Prime Minister’s XIII men’s and women’s teams will take the field in Fiji at the end of 2019, marking the first official Prime Minister’s XIII matches in the country.
By Richard Cowley, Date: 8/10/13
John Sutton has been ruled out of the Fijian RLWC squad due to injury and replaced by Ryan Millard.
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.
Date: 23/2/18 (Photo Credit: NRL Photos)
Since then the Fiji National Rugby League had promised to pay Fiji Bati players within 10 to 14 days. Fiji Bati are now stating they have still yet to be paid since making a statement on February 5 and Captain Kevin Naiqama making a second public statement on February 7.