Malo and welcome to Season 4 Episode 49 of Breakfast Bites, by TeivovoSports.com – a wrap of Pasifika Peoples sports on a beautiful Sunday morning 19 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 49 of Breakfast Bites, by TeivovoSports.com – a wrap of Pasifika Peoples sports on a beautiful Sunday morning 19 February 2023, coming to you from paradise on the 180th meridian in the middle of the Pacific Ocean!
In Rugby – another attraction for avid surfer, Scott Robertson coaching the Flying Fijians in Fiji will be surfing the world famous, Cloudbreak where surf legend, Kelly Slater scored a perfect “10” at the place he calls his spiritual home of surfing.
Can you imagine Razor and Slater surfing Cloudbreak?
Former British and Irish Lions Centre, Manu Tuilagi was red-carded in the 14th minute of a Premiership Club game for Sale against Northampton in England yesterday, dashing his hopes of a return for England in the Guinness Six Nations.
In rugby league –English Champions St Helens stunned reigning NRL champions the Panthers, sealing a third World Club Challenge title in a stunning golden point finish. St Helens came into the clash with four straight Super League titles, while the mountain men have gone back-to-back in the NRL.
The Broncos have won their final pre-season trial, beating the Cowboys 18-20 in a tight game, with flyer Selwyn Cobbo impressive at Fullback.
Gun Cowboys backrower, Jeremiah Nanai showed no signs of slowing down, once again crossing for a four-pointer against the Broncos.
And the Rabbitohs won back the Charity Shield with a dominant 42-24 win over the Dragons at Mudgee. South’s big guns stole the show in the first half running out a 26-nil lead.
Just one NRL Challenge game left to play today: New Zealand Warriors v Melbourne Storm in Christchurch.
In football – the football world is in mourning after the body of former Newcastle United and Chelsea player, Christian Atsu was discovered under the rubble of the building where he lived in Turkey, which collapsed during their recent catastrophic earthquake. Rest in Peace Brother.
In boxing – “I hope you are a man of your word. See you soon,” ‘The Predator’ Francis Ngannou posted on Twitter in response to former WBC World Heavyweight Champion, Deontay Wilder expressing his interest to fight Ngannou and sign a two-fight contract with ‘The Predator’.
In Sportsbiz – following the lead of the IPL, there was big money on show at the inaugural Women’s Premier League auction in India, where A$1Billion has been generated around the richest Women’s sporting event in history!
Last week, 450 professional Women cricket players went up for auction with over 120 landing lucrative contracts for the ground-breaking three-week comp next month.
Aussie all-rounder Ashleigh Gardner was the highest auctioned international cricketer of 30 in total, earning a staggering A$558,000.
Just 15-years ago, the IPL changed the way people thought about domestic T20 cricket in the Men’s game, now all eyes are on the WPL to do the same.
Go girls go!
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