07-01-2024 Breakfast Bites, the FIJI & PACIFIC SPORTS NEWS Podcast, S08E06 #TeivovoSports #TeivovoDigital #TeivovoRugby

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Ki ora, Talofa, Ma’lelei, Bula and Welcome to Season 08 Episode 06 of Breakfast Bites the FIJI & PACIFIC SPORTS NEWS PODCAST, by TeivovoSports.com – a wrap of Pasifika people’s sports news, on a sunny and bright Sunday morning 07 January 2024.

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



Ki ora, Talofa, Ma’lelei, Bula and Welcome to Season 08 Episode 06 of Breakfast Bites the FIJI & PACIFIC SPORTS NEWS PODCAST, by TeivovoSports.com – a wrap of Pasifika people’s sports news, on a sunny and bright Sunday morning 07 January 2024.

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

In rugby union

England Captain, Owen Farrell who has won 112 Test caps with England, is taking a break from international rugby to focus on his mental well-being and as such, opted out of the 2024 Guinness Six Nations.

BREAKING NEWS this morning is that Farrell is also leaving Saracens and signing with Top 14 French Club Racing 92.

In rugby league

The Top NRL Story From 2023 – 1. The Clean Out Of The Tigers Cage: Wests Tigers had been a basket case for so long that no one could have predicted they would have the courage to make a huge call and sack their entire board and CEO in one swoop.

After overseeing years of mediocrity, Chairman Lee Hagipantelis and CEO Justin “Fiasco” Pascoe were blindsided and shown the door with a new board led by Barry O’Farrell and interim CEO Shane Richardson installed.

Remarkably, Hagipantelis’ Bryden Lawyers still have a year to run on their multi-million dollar sponsorship with the Club.

The Tigers picked up their second straight wooden spoon and have the longest finals drought in the NRL, so it was no surprise a petition from a fan of the club sparked the seismic change of direction.

Rookie coach Benji Marshall will have his work cut out in his first season in charge in 2024, but there is at least a feeling of a clean slate and that could help him turn the Tigers around on and off the field, to restore some pride next season and beyond.


In combat sports

BREAKING BOXING NEWS: Anthony Joshua’s promoter, Eddie Hearn posted on X: “Tonight we confirm it’s a done deal! @anthonyjoshua v @francis_ngannou collide on a huge night in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia – press conference Jan 15 in London with full details dropping soon!”

The Joshua-Ngannou ten-round fight will take place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on 08 March 2024.

And Deontay Wilder could fight Chinese giant, Zhilei Zhang on the undercard.

Only in the USA

This afternoon could be Bill Belichick’s last game with the New England Patriots, who host the New York Jets in a meaningless matchup for both clubs.

With an annual salary now reported to be US$25Million, Belichick has already clinched the worst record (currently 4-12) of his 24-year tenure, during which he has been paid at least US$200M, by conservative estimates.

Despite reportedly receiving a “lucrative, multiyear” extension ahead of this season, according to NFL.com, Belichick could still be one of several coaches to lose their high-paying jobs on Black Monday, the first day after the regular season concludes.

ESPN report there could be as many as 10 NFL coaches ultimately fired this cycle. 

As evidenced by the three Coaches already fired, change isn’t cheap:

  • · Las Vegas will spend US$85M buying out head coach Josh McDaniels, general manager Dave Zeigler, and other coaches contracts.
  • · Carolina will pay head coach Frank Reich US$27M and
  • · The Los Angeles Chargers owe Brandon Staley at least US$4M.

Coaches in Atlanta, New Orleans, and Tampa Bay are believed to be on the hot seat (particularly for whichever two don’t win the NFC South), as well as those in Chicago and Washington.

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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