John O’Connor

Rugby World Cup 7s Champs Land Drama
NATION, NEWS

Rugby World Cup 7s Champs Land Drama

The China Estate Development had proposed to offer 14 lots out of the 379 lots from its approved stage 1 Namalata De...

‘Bring it Back’
SPORTS

‘Bring it Back’

The excuse of no game because of the global pandemic is not a good one, as the other nations also had no rugby, says...

Bolaca Out Of Commonwealth Squad
Rugby, SPORTS

Bolaca Out Of Commonwealth Squad

Head coach Ben Gollings has brought in France-based Sireli Maqala to replace Bolaca.

Bua, Yasawa Decision Pending
Rugby, SPORTS

Bua, Yasawa Decision Pending

Fiji Rugby Union chief executive officer John O’Connor yesterday said the decision regarding Yasawas’s alleged f...

Labasa To Host Vanua Semis, FRU To Confirm
SPORTS, Vanua Cup Challenge

Labasa To Host Vanua Semis, FRU To Confirm

The Vodafone Vanua Championship semifinals are likely to be staged at Subrail Park in Labasa, this weekend.

Drua And Pacific Players Announce Partnership
SPORTS

Drua And Pacific Players Announce Partnership

The Fijian Drua, Super Rugby Pacific’s newest franchise and Pacific Rugby Players (PRP), the official representati...

‘It’s All Business’
SPORTS

‘It’s All Business’

Flying Fijians head coach works on how we should manage our game right to the final whistle. Test matches against ...

Cotter Here, May Meet PM
SPORTS

Cotter Here, May Meet PM

Flying Fijians head coach Vern Cotter is in the country. Cotter confirmed that he would also fly over to Australia t...

Sponsors Confirmed
SPORTS

Sponsors Confirmed

Drua chief executive officer, Brian Thorburn, confirmed yesterday that Coca-Cola and Vinod Patel have joined the Vuv...

Loyalty Counts: FRU
SPORTS

Loyalty Counts: FRU

Speaking to SUNsports, Fiji Rugby Union chief executive officer John O’Connor said they had no intentions to compr...

Unions Prepare For Skipper Battle
Rugby, Skipper Cup, SPORTS, Super Rugby

Unions Prepare For Skipper Battle

Expect a strong start in this year’s Skipper Provincial Cup competition.

FRU: Process Delays Naming of 7s Coach
Fiji Sports, SPORTS

FRU: Process Delays Naming of 7s Coach

Fiji Rugby Union chief executive of­ficer John O’Connor said there is a pos­sibility that the coach will be name...

Fijian Drua – Players Are Well Looked After
SPORTS, Super Rugby

Fijian Drua – Players Are Well Looked After

“Let me set this straight - we had engaged the Fiji Revenue and Customs Services before the players left Fiji and ...

Delayed 7s Visa Saga
SPORTS

Delayed 7s Visa Saga

“If key players are not there, then that creates opportunities for debuts to showcase what they have.

Super Rugby “Chance” Still Open To Fiji Local Rugby Players
SPORTS, Super Rugby

Super Rugby “Chance” Still Open To Fiji Local Rugby Players

“We had request from the Fiji Drua to have the Skipper Cup competition running parallel with Super Rugby in case t...

Spring, First Flying Fijian From Rabi Island
FIJI NEWS, Fiji Sports, SPORTS

Spring, First Flying Fijian From Rabi Island

He plays for Stade Fran­cais Paris Rugby Club, along with national cap­tain Waisea Nayacalevu.

Poppy On Flying Fijians Jerseys
Fiji Sports, NEWS, SPORTS

Poppy On Flying Fijians Jerseys

Expect our Flying Fijians to run onto the Principality Stadium in Cardiff in their one off national jer­sey in resp...

Mobil Backs 7s Series
Rugby

Mobil Backs 7s Series

Mobil Oil (Fiji) CEO Adi Tamara, said Mobil was pleased to be able to build on its role as FRU’s exclusive fuel s...

Cotter Still 15s Coach
SPORTS

Cotter Still 15s Coach

This was confirmed yes­terday by Fiji Rugby Union chief executive officer, John O’Connor, after receiving numerou...

One More Weekend To Impress
SPORTS

One More Weekend To Impress

Fiji Rugby Union chief executive officer John O’Connor yesterday confirmed that the names of the Flying Fijians sq...

Fijiana Start World Cup Preparation
Rugby, SPORTS

Fijiana Start World Cup Preparation

Fiji Rugby Union, chief executive officer, John O’Connor said overseas players who have also shown interest will j...

National Sevens Squads March Into Camp
SPORTS

National Sevens Squads March Into Camp

Fiji Rugby Union chief executive officer John O’Connor confirmed yesterday that both the national squads would be ...

Skipper Cup Cancelled, Says O’Connor
SPORTS

Skipper Cup Cancelled, Says O’Connor

“Although FRU had received the approval and Certification for ‘Safe Return to Training and Play’ last Friday; ...

‘23 World Cup Plan Unfolds
SPORTS

‘23 World Cup Plan Unfolds

“The Fijian Drua is the pathway to the Flying Fijians and there will be players from the Fijian Drua that will mak...

Skipper Cup Decision Today
SPORTS

Skipper Cup Decision Today

The Skipper Cup competition had kicked off in April but has been put on hold following the second COVID-19 Delta var...

Our Double Olympic Gold Medal Star Tuwai Presented His Land Title
SPORTS

Our Double Olympic Gold Medal Star Tuwai Presented His Land Title

The Government has bought a residential lot at Tacirua East Subdivision for Tuwai, and $33,300 for the construction ...

Analysis: Who’s Hot, Who’s Not For the Drua
SPORTS

Analysis: Who’s Hot, Who’s Not For the Drua

Last Friday’s announcement of Fiji Rugby general manager Brian Thorburn to hold the fort as the Drua interim chief...

Race Against Time
SPORTS

Race Against Time

Unions must meet August 31 deadline to submit list of vaccinated players, officials

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