08-05-2023 Breakfast Bites, the FIJI & PACIFIC SPORTS NEWS Podcast, S05E36 #TeivovoSports #TeivovoDigital #TeivovoRugby

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Talofa, Ma’lele’i, Bula and welcome to Season 05 Episode 36 of Breakfast Bites, the FIJI & PACIFIC SPORTS NEWS PODCAST, by TeivovoSports.com – a wrap of Pasifika people’s sports news on a beautiful sunny and bright Monday morning 08 May 2023.

Talofa, Ma’lele’i, Bula and welcome to Season 05 Episode 36 of Breakfast Bites, the FIJI & PACIFIC SPORTS NEWS PODCAST, by TeivovoSports.com – a wrap of Pasifika people’s sports news on a beautiful sunny and bright Monday morning 08 May 2023.

Coming to you from paradise, on the 180th meridian in the middle of the Pacific Ocean!

In rugby union

The Fijian Drua is now 8th on the Super Rugby Pacific Table on 17 points, with the Queensland Reds above them on 19 points and the Rebels one rung below on 15 points.

Last year, the Highlanders finished 8th and qualified for the quarterfinals on 23 points, equal with the Force, but the Force came 9th on points differential.

The Fijian Drua points dif in 2023 is currently -113, compared to -15 for the Reds and -79 for the Rebels.

So, their best chance to finish 8th and qualify for the finals play-offs this season, the Fijian Drua must beat the Force this Friday in Perth and then aim to win both their remaining home games against Moana Pasifika in Lautoka and the Reds in Suva at the end of May.

In rugby league

Maika Sivo crossed for three tries in the last game of Magic Round last night, but the Gold Coast Titans out-boxed the Parramatta Eels 24-26 in a seesawing clash with Kieran Foran producing a game for the ages with two linebreaks, a try assist and a double, in an epic match-up against the Eels Dylan Brown.

The Cowboys finally clicked into gear, producing an impressive defensive performance in their 20-6 win over the Roosters in tough conditions at Suncorp yesterday — hell there was even hail at one stage!

And Wests Tigers rookie fullback Jahream Bula came up with a game-saving tackle, for the second week in a row, as Tim Sheens’ Tigers won again 18-16 over the St George Dragons at Suncorp yesterday.



And in SportsBiz…

As the NBA eyes negotiating upwards of US$75Billion for its next broadcast rights package, it couldn’t have asked for a better postseason match-up than LeBron James versus Steph Curry in the Western Conference Semifinals between the Los Angeles Lakers and Golden State Warriors.

Between them, the two future Hall of Famers boast eight NBA titles, six MVP Awards, and 28 All-Star appearances.

I think it’s called stardust.

In boxing

Inspired by the coronation of King Charles III no doubt, tough British challenger, John Ryder went the distance against Canelo “Saul” Alvarez in Mexico yesterday.

As expected Canelo won by unanimous decision 120-107 and two cards showing 118-109 defending his WBC, WBA, IBF and WBO Super Middleweight titles, to improve his record to 59-2-2.

But Ryder won the moral victory. Long live the King.

In football: Just hours after the pomp and ceremony of the coronation of King Charles III in London’s Westminster Abbey, Man City underlined their desire to extend their own reign, chasing a fifth Premier League title in six seasons.

Pep G’s men opened up a four-point lead at the top of the EPL with a 2-1 win against Leeds as Liverpool beat Brentford 1-0 to close in on the top four.

Meanwhile Paris Saint-German is in turmoil; choosing not to take up an optional one year extension on Lionel Messi and PSG fans protesting outside Neymar’s home.

Both superstars now look set to leave gay Paris ASAP.

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