Letters To The Editor, September 20, 2015

What a performance! Savenaca Vakaliwaliwa, Delta, BC, Canada Wow! The Flying Fijians did fly and they rattled the home team England before they got away to a 35-11 victory. This
20 Sep 2015 16:11
Letters To The Editor, September 20, 2015

What a performance!

Savenaca Vakaliwaliwa,

Delta, BC, Canada

Wow! The Flying Fijians did fly and they rattled the home team England before they got away to a 35-11 victory.

This is one of the best Flying Fijian team that we have sent to a Rugby World Cup and we can all say that if their goal kicking was on target, reduced the aimless kicking away of ball possession, dropped balls, reduced the penalties and the yellow card; the score would have been different.

Nevertheless, we are so proud of the Flying Fijians’ performance and even the sports commentators covering the live telecast heaped praises on the gallant performance by our boys.

Australia is up next on the 23rd of September and if the boys remain consistent, do their home work by polishing up their mistakes during the game with England; there is a good chance that the Flying Fijians will come out on top.

Give it all you got boys, let the Wallabies taste the Flying Fijians in full flight, it is now or never.

Go Fiji go!

A plea to RWC referees

Epeli Rabua,


The 1st Rugby World Cup game has been played and congratulations to the winners, England.

With the home crowd advantage, they deservedly took out the honours with a 4 try maximum points win.

Our gallant Fijian Rugby team were never disgraced by the loss. The loss, however, were on the match officials who always triple checked all of Fiji’s mistakes on the SkyCam and disregarded most of England’s infringements. That, the Fijian No. 9 was sin-binned for a professional foul, the same could be said for Brad Barritt’s deliberate obstruction of Talebula and Geoff Parling’s neck throw of Nakarawa. Matawalu’s rip of the ball off a tackled Jonny May which then went on to be an England penalty try towards the end of the first half are just some of the glaring errors made by the match officials and never even called by the TMO!

Please RWC referees, we only ask that our Fiji team be treated fairly. That the same triple checking and interjecting by the TMO be shed over both teams, not only on one!

We, Fiji, have turned up to play rugby and be counted. As in all sports, we always believe that the referees will be fair.

And we in Fiji, hope that going forth, the arbitrators of the rest of Fiji’s and all other teams’ games will be adjudicated fairly.

Go forth Fiji, unleash the open rugby you are known for and mesmerise the 2015 Rugby World Cup on how rugby should be played in a fair and equal arena!

SODELPA indifference’s

Tukai Lagonilakeba,


It is an added great advantage to all eligible Fijian voters here and abroad to be subjected to the unstable Opposition SODELPA Party, woes and their differences well in advance of our next democratic 2018 election; it is not too far away and we Fijians are watching it with great interest as it unfolds in front of all to witness their dirty laundry strewn all over for all to see.

We all now know which political party we will not entrust our very valuable one vote to. It is a very simple  question of credibility or can we trust them to govern our young democracy?.

Whilst our democratically elected FijiFirst Government is busy defining and delivering Government services to all Fijians indiscriminately in moving our country forward, our opposition members are busy shooting each other in the foot,  it is really a waste of precious unproductive time and a scandalous waste of our collective tax payer’s monies.

What was Mick Beddoes Job Description?

Was there one drawn up for him by their Management Board in the first place?, if there wasn’t one drawn up for his one-off simple $45,000 office administrator job, the guy should not be blamed for trying to do the right thing through his many unwarranted outburst labelled him in his timely defending the integrity of the party and Ro Teimumu.

Realistically, the politician in Mick, a former Leader of the Opposition and a staunch pioneer of the past disbanded Young Alliance  during the Mara era. He is being paid a salary only $5000 less than the $50,000, his employers in the Opposition bench are paid.

I would also on one hand do agree with those disgruntled executive members from the SODELPA, one would assume Mick is not their party’s official mouthpiece which would be the role of a party general secretary or president.

Sainiana Radrodro had rightly nailed it. Beddoes had lost the election. He was rejected outright by the voters, so he does not have the mandate to speak on behalf of SODELPA as he is only an employee of the party.

Voters be alert, take note and make your vote count in 2018, Divisive politics has no place in our modern Fiji.


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