25-08-2022 Breakfast Bites Podcast S02E56 #TeivovoSports #TeivovoDigital #TeivovoRugby #FijiRugby #PacificRugby #BreakfastBites




Malo and welcome to Episode 56 of Breakfast Bites by TeivovoSports.com – a wrap of Pasifika peoples sports on this slightly cloudy Thursday morning 25 August 2022 – coming to you from the 180th meridian in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.

And we start with rugby – the Fijian Drua Super Rugby franchise has a new CEO in former Western Force boss Mark Evans. The Chairman of FRU, Navy Commander Humphrey Tawake said confirming that Evans had been appointed after an exhaustive independent global search.

We ask – did they look to appoint a local CEO?

And while we’re on Fiji rugby – who is on the Board of the Fijian Drua representing the people of Fiji, who own 51% of the company, thanks to government paying F$6Million for it?

We recall the majority shareholders are entitled to two seats on the Fijian Drua Board – or is it business as usual at Rugby House?

Staying with rugby – former All Blacks halfback Tawera Kerr-Barlow, who was born in Melbourne, played 29 games for the All Blacks from 2012 to 2017, including in the RWC2015-winning team, wants to play for the Wallabies, five years after last wearing the black jersey against a France XV in 2017.

Our world famous NRL tips: The Eels to Palm Corn beef the Broncos at Suncorp, the Panthers to Axion the NZ Warriors, the Storm to Rubik’s cube the Roosters in Vic. The Raiders to Rolls Royce Manly in Canberra, Sharks to BNZ the Bulldogs and Souths to Cobra the Cowboys in Sydney.

In football – Real Madrid’s US$916Million redevelopment of their iconic Santiago Bernabeu stadium could host a Los Blancos NBA team, NFL games plus ATP tennis tournaments.

In boxing – reigning WBC World Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury has issued an ultimatum to anyone interested in putting up the money for an undisputed championship fight with Ring, IBF, WBA and WBO World Champion Oleksandr Usyk: “I’m gonna give you all seven days – till the 1st of September, to come up with the money,” Fury posted on Twitter. “All offers submitted to my lawyer, Robert Davies, in writing and with proof of funds. If not, thank you very much, it’s been a blast, I’m retired.”

Several parties and countries will be desperate to host the first undisputed heavyweight title fight of the century – maybe Fiji?

Just kidding guys – let the games begin.

For TeivovoSports.com – I’m Culden Kamea, Mahalo, vina’a and thank you!

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