Malo and welcome to Season 4 Episode 47 of Breakfast Bites, by TeivovoSports.com – a wrap of Pasifika Peoples sports on a Friday morning 17 February 2023, coming to you from paradise on the 180th meridian in the middle of the Pacific Ocean!!
Talofa, Ma’lelei’i, Bula and welcome to Season 4 Episode 47 of Breakfast Bites, by TeivovoSports.com – a wrap of Pasifika Peoples sports on a wet but warm Friday morning 17 February 2023, coming to you from paradise on the 180th meridian in the middle of the Pacific Ocean!
In Rugby – the Fiji Rugby Union CEO, Tevita Tuiloa revealed yesterday that the 33-member Fijiana Drua squad would be contracted for F$10,000 each starting this season.
So members the Fijiana Drua girls were all smiles as they prepare to defend the Buildcorp Super W trophy in Australia this year with this important first step for the development of Women’s rugby in Fiji and the Pacific.
Go girls go!
In rugby league – NRL Pre-season Challenge games: Tonight Newcastle Knights v Parramatta Eels in Gosford, followed by the Sydney Roosters v Manly Sea Eagles 8pm. On Saturday St George Dragons v Souths 4:20pm AEDT in Mudgee and the Broncos v Cowboys 8:55pm AEDT on the Sunshine Coast.
Only one Challenge game on Sunday: New Zealand Warriors v Melbourne Storm 12:50pm AEDT in freezing and wet Orangetheory Stadium in Christchurch. Well that’s the weather forecast anyway.
In football – no matter how big the points difference was between Arsenal and Man City, there was always that feeling Pep G’s side was not out of the EPL title race.
And those feelings became all too frighteningly real as the Gunners fell 1-3 to City at the Emirates in a thrilling clash yesterday.
In the UEFA Champions League Rd of 16 first leg: Club Brugge 0-1 Benfica and Borussia Dortmund 2-1 Chelsea. Next week Liverpool vs Real Madrid in a clash of the titans and Leipzig vs Man City.
In boxing – Australian boxing superstar Tim Tszyu has revealed ahead of his maiden world title fight against American Tony Harrison that he spared no expense in a 10-week USA training camp in preparation for his fight against unified super welterweight champion Jermell Charlo at a cost of A$250,000; only for Charlo to suffer a broken hand in December that canned the fight.
In Sportsbiz – Nike was the most visible brand in Super Bowl LVII, with 1,079 seconds on-screen, valued at US$211.1Million in un-weighted media equivalency, according to media marketing experts. State Farm, the naming rights partner of the stadium, was the second-most visible with US$34.6M in value.
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