09-03-2024 Breakfast Bites, the FIJI & PACIFIC SPORTS NEWS Podcast, S08E65 #TeivovoSports #TeivovoDigital #TeivovoRugby

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Ki ora, Talofa, Ma’lelei, Bula & Welcome to Season 08 Episode 65 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 Saturday morning 09 March 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 & Welcome to Season 08 Episode 65 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 Saturday morning 09 March 2024.

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

In rugby union

Fiji rugby 7s fans at home and around the world expressed relief that Ben Gollings was sacked by the Fiji Rugby Union yesterday after a record 19 HSBC SVNS Rugby 7s Series tournaments without a win.

While there is some anxiety that it happened just six months out from the Paris Olympics, where Fiji is the defending gold medalist, fans harbor hope that with the selection of World Rugby Hall of Famer, and Rio Olympics rugby 7s gold medal-winning Captain Osea Kolinisau, now a Level 3 World Rugby qualified Coach, that the Fiji Men’s 7s team will rise to the occasion.

But what about the Team Fijiana Head Coach – or don’t Fiji rugby 7s fans really care about the Women’s game?

In football

Liverpool remain on course to send Jurgen Klopp off with a quadruple of trophies as they surged towards the Europa League quarter-finals after a 5-1 win away to Sparta Prague on Thursday; the Reds not distracted by Sunday’s massive Premier League showdown against Manchester City.

In other Europa League games: Roma thrashed Brighton 4-0 in the Italian capital and Xabi Alonso’s Bayer Leverkusen had to come from 2-0 down to preserve their unbeaten season with a 2-2 draw against Qarabag in Azerbaijan.



In SportsBiz

Already boasting one of the fastest-growing franchise valuations in sports, Formula One is reaching another milestone as every team is worth at least US$1.3 billion, according to McLaren Racing CEO Zak Brown.

Speaking to Bloomberg in Jeddah ahead of Saturday’s Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, Brown credited a surge in American popularity and overall revenues under the leadership of Liberty Media, which purchased the motor-sports circuit in 2017.

“Half the grid is profitable. They weren’t five years ago,” Brown said.

In combat sports

In 2012, at the age of 26, fired by dreams of becoming a professional boxer, Francis Ngannou, left his brutal work in the sand pits of Cameroon to make a break for Europe and a better life.

He crossed the unforgiving Sahara, travelled through Nigeria, Niger and Algeria before reaching Morocco.

There, after half a dozen failed attempts, he finally made it across the Mediterranean to Spain where he was promptly jailed for making an illegal crossing.

Completing a trip of around 5000Km, he took a train to Paris, lived in a car park before local boxing Coach Didier Carmont found him a place to live and a gym in which to train.

The rest is history – Francis Ngannou fights Anthony Joshua later this morning in Saudi Arabia for which he is being paid US$20.2Million.

Now is that a real life Rocky story or what?

In rugby league

It took an eternity for the first and only try of the game, but it finally arrived when Storm Centre Reimis Smith crossed out wide in the 50th minute, enabling his side to pull off a gritty 8-0 win over the reigning premiers, the Penrith Panthers in Melbourne last night.

The win preserved a unique record for Storm Coach Craig Bellamy – 22 straight Round One wins to continue an incredible record that dates back to his first season as an NRL Head Coach in 2003.

Meanwhile, Broncos star Ezra Mam has rejected Spencer Leniu’s offer to fly to Brisbane for a face-to-face apology for calling him a “monkey” during their Las Vegas clash on Sunday.

Too little too late mate, you had your chance during and after the game in Vegas.

So 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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