30-08-2022 Breakfast Bites Podcast S02E61 #TeivovoSports #TeivovoDigital #TeivovoRugby #TeivovoLeague




Malo  and welcome to Episode 61 of Breakfast Bites by TeivovoSports.com – a  wrap of Pasifika peoples sports on this sunny Tuesday morning 29 August  2022 – coming to you from the 180th meridian in the middle of the  Pacific Ocean.

In  rugby – The All Blacks 7s beat Fiji for the Los Angeles 7s title  yesterday, gifting Australia the World 7s Series title after they beat  Samoa 21-7 for the bronze medal.

All  eyes turn to Cape Town, South Africa now for the Rugby World Cup 7s  starting 9th September with huge expectations on Neil Powell and the  Blitzboks.

In  rugby league – Panthers CEO Brian Fletcher has slammed the NRL’s Grand  Final winners prize money of A$200,000 as ’embarrassing’ and said the  figure left a ‘poor taste in the mouth’.

The sum is approximately half of what the winner received in 2019 and was slashed in 2020 because of COVID19.

OK that’s understandable but here’s the kicker – the NRL reported a A$41Million cash surplus last year!

In football – Polish strike Ace, Robert Lewandowski is quickly finding his feet in La Liga, scoring his second double in just his second game as Barcelona cruised past Valladolid 4-0.

Meanwhile  his fellow Striker, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was the victim of a  violent armed robbery at his home in the early hours of Monday, the  Spanish Club said.

At least four men broke into his home near Barcelona through the garden and threatened him and his wife with guns and iron bars.

The thieves fled by car after forcing the Gabon international to open a safe and making off with jewels that were inside.

“He is ok now, scared but ok,” FC Barcelona confirmed.

The incident comes as Aubameyang is linked with a return to Chelsea in the English Premier League.

Ummm I guess that’s one way to encourage a player to transfer!

In  golf – with everything on the line, Irish golf champion Rory McIlroy  swooped to steal the US$18Million FedEx Cup prize from Scottie Scheffler  who took a six stroke lead into the final round of the Tour  Championship but faltered under pressure and ended up with only US$6,5M  in second place.

In the NBA – in LA at least, 24 August is “Mamba Day” in honour of the late Kobe Bryant.  After his tragic death in a helicopter crash with his daughter Gianna,  the Kobe collection of Nike sneakers continues to roll out as  bestsellers today.

His legacy lives on.

In boxing – you  gotta hand it to the Champ, just days after he beat Anthony Joshua in  Saudi Arabia defending his WBA, WBO and IBF World Heavyweight Boxing  titles, Oleksandr Usyk returned to Ukraine yesterday to re-join his  countrymen in their fight against Russia. What a warrior and a hero.

He must have some Samoan blood in him somewhere!

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

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