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Cook Islands, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu win medals at Games

By   /  April 11, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Australia, Commonwealth Games, Cook Islands, Evening Report, Featured, Indigenous, Javelin, Lawn bowls, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Olympics, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, Solomon Islands, Sports, Vanuatu, Weightlifting, Women's sport  /  Comments Off on Cook Islands, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu win medals at Games

Celebrating Pacific successes at the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast. Image: SBS By Stefan Armbruster of SBS News Three countries that have never won a medal in Commonwealth Games history are celebrating after bagging bronze in weightlifting, javelin and lawn bowls competitions on the Gold Coast. A quarter of the 71 teams entered the […]

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Tongan ban on girls playing rugby and boxing ‘not our policy’, says Pohiva

By   /  March 24, 2018  /  'Akilisi Pohiva, 24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Education, Evening Report, Featured, Gender, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Quick Rip, Reports, Rugby ban, Rugby Union, Sports, Tonga, Tonga High School, Women's Rights, Women's rugby  /  Comments Off on Tongan ban on girls playing rugby and boxing ‘not our policy’, says Pohiva

A ban on girls playing rugby in state schools in Tonga has polarised public opinion. Image: Matangi Tonga Online By Kalino Latu, editor of Kaniva News Tonga’s Prime Minister ‘Akilisi Pohiva disagrees with a decision by his Minister of Education to ban girls from Tonga High School boxing or playing rugby. He said the decision […]

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Latest France rugby crisis sparks sense of deja vu for Les Bleus

By   /  February 3, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Evening Report, Global, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Reports, Sports  /  Comments Off on Latest France rugby crisis sparks sense of deja vu for Les Bleus

Just as they did in Frédéric Michalak in 2001, France have put faith in a teenager who can act as a shining light at a time when darkness surrounds Les Bleus – Matthieu Jalibert. Image: L’Equipe By Jack De Menezes in Paris French rugby is going through a difficult period. The national team lacks direction, […]

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Glittering time at Toulouse, but Novès’ sacking smacks of scapegoating

By   /  January 3, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Evening Report, Featured, France, Global, Guy Noves, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Planet Rugby, PMC Reportage, Reports, Rugby Union, Sports  /  Comments Off on Glittering time at Toulouse, but Novès’ sacking smacks of scapegoating

Guy Novès … “his sacking smacks of scapegoating … after two decades of terrific rugby his Toulouse teams gave to us all.” Image: NewsDuJour TRIBUTE: By former Planet Rugby editor Danny Stephens Not three hours had passed since last week’s message from Queen Elizabeth II said she was “…hoping that they [the French] rediscover their […]

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Sika honours Tongan heritage as police warn ahead of World League semifinal

By   /  November 25, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Evening Report, Featured, Mate Ma'a, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, Rugby League, Rugby League World Cup, Sports, Tagata Pasifika, Tonga  /  Comments Off on Sika honours Tongan heritage as police warn ahead of World League semifinal

Fifth Harmony singer Dinah Jane will sing the Tongan national anthem before kick-off in the World Rugby League semifinal with England today. Image: Kaniva News By Kalino Latu, editor of Kaniva News The president of the Mate Ma’a Tonga Rugby League Association has turned to Tongan tradition in announcing the attendance of King Tupou VI […]

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