Malo and welcome to Season 3 Episode 21 of Breakfast Bites, by TeivovoSports.com – a wrap of Pasifika Peoples sports on this wet but warm Friday morning 21 October 2022, coming to you from paradise on the 180th meridian in the middle of the Pacific Ocean!
In rugby – this weekend sees the third round of the Women’s RWC in Whangarei: Australia plays Wales, New Zealand is up against Scotland and Fiji tackle France. On Sunday in Waitekere Stadium in Auckland sees Japan versus Italy, Canada faces arch rival USA and England against South Africa.
In rugby league – Papua New Guinea Kumuls Captain and Back Rower, Rhyse Martin, has been named in the RLWC Team of the Week for Round One, after his outstanding game for the PNG Kumuls against Mate Ma’a Tonga. Martin also equaled the world record for successive goal kicks, landing his 41st without missing.
And the Rugby League World Cup is on track to be the best-attended in history. A crowd of almost 45,000 fans watched England beat Samoa at St James’ Park in the opening game and they are targeting 458,483 tickets sold for the 2013 RLWC, which remains the all-time record.
The Women’s EURO 2022 Championships sold 571,000 tickets.
In football – going, going . . . Cristiano Ronaldo has been sensationally dropped by Man U boss Erik10 for their big clash against Chelsea up next, after he stormed down the tunnel during their game against Tottenham on Wednesday after another bizarre outburst.
In boxing – “She’s stepped down? Has she?” That was almost as brief as Tyson Fury’s retirement that one. Congratulations on becoming the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, excellent result, and I wish her nothing but the best of luck in the future,” Tyson Fury on Liz Truss resigning.
Only in America – US College football Head Coaches are enjoying an unprecedented spike in salaries thanks to a flurry of coaching changes, expensive media deals and rich win-incentives.
For example, the University of Alabama head honcho, Nick Saban is on US$11Million a year, including US$825,000 in bonuses.
Meanwhile back at the University of the South Pacific? Their VC has to live in another country.
For TeivovoSports.com I’m Culden Kamea – Mahalo, vina’a 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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