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06-10-2022 Breakfast Bites Podcast S03E06 #TeivovoSports #TeivovoDigital #TeivovoRugby #TeivovoLeague




Malo  and welcome to Season 3 Episode 06 of Breakfast Bites, by – a wrap of Pasifika Peoples sports on this hazy but  warm Thursday morning 06 October 2022, coming to you from paradise on  the 180th meridian in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.

In rugby – who  can stop England? That is the question most fans are asking before the  Women’s RWC starts, with the Sarah Hunter-led side seemingly on an  unstoppable winning streak. England is powerful up front and they have  pace out wide.

Looks like they will steamroll Fijiana on Saturday.

When  World Rugby talks about the growth in women’s rugby, they are talking  about Fiji. The Fijiana Drua were a huge success in the Super W comp in  Australia earlier this year which they won.

But patience is required. This is their first Rugby World Cup and the step up to test level is enormous.

In rugby league – sorry but the Australian Jillaroos RLWC Squad is a sham with six Broncos and five Roosters – you’d think they made the finals.

Incredibly  the Newcastle Knights who won the NRL Women’s grand final and the  losing finalists Parramatta Eels only have two players each in Millie  Boyle, Caitlan Johnston from Newcastle and Kennedy Cherrington and  Simaima Taufa from the Eels.

Meanwhile,  Ryan Matterson, who is on a A$2.4Million contract with the Eels, has  opted for a three-game suspension instead of a A$4000 fine for executing  a crusher tackle in Sunday’s NRL grand-final. So the Origin star will spend three weeks on the sidelines to start the 2023 season.

In boxing – amateur boxing’s world governing body, the International Boxing Association has lifted its ban on Russian and Belarusian athletes.

Boxers from the two nations were banned from competition in March following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

The  International Boxing Association’s new President is Russian Umar  Kremlev and it counts Russian state-backed energy giant Gazprom among  its main sponsors.

Wait  for it – even worse, on Friday, the IBA suspended the Ukrainian Boxing  Federation after it had written to IBA members calling for Kremlev to  resign or be voted out of office.

The International Olympic Committee says it is “extremely concerned”.

Oh dear!

For I’m Culden Kamea – Mahalo, vina’a 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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