04-07-2023 Breakfast Bites, the FIJI & PACIFIC SPORTS NEWS Podcast, S06E04 #TeivovoSports #TeivovoDigital #TeivovoRugby

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Talofa, Ma’lele’i, Bula and welcome to Season 06 Episode 04 of Breakfast Bites, the FIJI & PACIFIC SPORTS NEWS PODCAST, by TeivovoSports.com – a wrap of Pasifika people’s sports news on a bright and sunny Tuesday morning 04 July 2023.

Happy Independence Day USA!

Coming to you with tons of hanisi from the 180th meridian, in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. 


Talofa, Ma’lele’i, Bula and welcome to Season 06 Episode 04 of Breakfast Bites, the FIJI & PACIFIC SPORTS NEWS PODCAST, by TeivovoSports.com – a wrap of Pasifika people’s sports news on a bright and sunny Tuesday morning 04 July 2023.

Happy Independence Day USA!

Coming to you with tons of hanisi from the 180th meridian, in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.

In rugby

Round 3 of the World Rugby U20 Championship 2023 in South Africa sees the final pool games taking place today, with ten teams still able to qualify for the semi-finals.

The three Pool winners and the best second-placed team will progress to the semi-finals.

So today Italy vs Georgia, Ireland vs Fiji and Australia vs England, while tomorrow New Zealand vs Japan, France vs Wales and South Africa vs Argentina.

Pool A should see France and New Zealand going through to the semifinals.

In Pool B, unless Australia upsets England, then Ireland and England go through.

With the upsets from Round 2, Pool C is wide open, with all teams a chance of making the semis, depending on who wins between South Africa against Argentina, and Italy versus Georgia.

In rugby league

The rugby league experts have spoken – The Daily Telegraph’s, Phil Rothfield said of the NSW Blues’ selection yesterday: 

“Our attack was terrible in Brisbane. That made Luai vulnerable. I don’t think Mitchell Moses was bad enough to drop after one game but I think a half had to go to jazz this side up a bit. Cody and Souths teammate Keaon Koloamatangi are a lethal combination,” Rothfield said.

“You give Cody that many tackles on their tryline, I think they had double in Game I, so New South Wales have had a lot of ball in the good area. You’d think Cody Walker would break you down. He’s going to get more than one try in that situation,” Gordon Tallis added.

Funny how no one in New South Wales media even mentions the Maroons!

In the Tour de France

Riders were attacked by nails on the road of the final kilometres of stage two in San Sebastian.

About 15-20 riders suffered punctures from around 20km to the finish line of the 209km ride through the Spanish Basque Country.

A rider posted a video on social media showing his bike after the race, with five nails embedded in the front tyre.

Race organiser’s are investigating the incident.



In football

Australian Captain Sam Kerr says she will not wear a rainbow captain’s armband at the World Cup to avoid “putting everything at risk”.

FIFA on Sunday unveiled a range of eight different armbands carrying social messages which are permitted to be worn at the tournament, but the rainbow OneLove armband is not among them after the design was prohibited at last year’s Men’s World Cup in Qatar.

“Obviously we would love to wear it – like most of the teams in the whole world, everyone has voiced that they would love to wear it, but I’m not going to put this team at risk, I’m not putting the tournament at risk … we have to abide by the rules that we’re given really,” Kerr said.

And finally in Tennis

Yesterday was Wimbledon opening day and the Women’s number one seed, Iga Swiatek did not take long to get her Wimbledon campaign off to a winning start, as she easily disposed of Zhu Lin, ranked 34th in the world 6-1 6-3 as the world number looks to add to the French Open and US Open titles she has won in the last 10 months.

Meanwhile, the Men’s number one seed, Novak Djokovic eased into the second round amid farcical scenes on Centre Court.

The four-time defending champion defeated Argentinian debutant Pedro Cachin 6-3 6-3 7-6 but the clash was delayed for nearly an hour and a half after the first set because of a damp court despite the roof being deployed.

Djokovic had complained about the surface but officials waited until the end of the set to cover the court, which proved to be a major error.

The Serbian maintained good humour about the situation and re-emerged with a towel, which he proceeded to rub on the court to laughter from the crowd, before members of the ground staff used leaf blowers to try to dry the surface.

And that’s a wrap!

For TEIVOVOsports.com I’m Culden Kamea – Mahalo, vinaka and thank you. Please hit the subscribe button below if you would like to receive more Pasifika sports highlights on Breakfast Bites. And tank you all too mas for all your love and support.  

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