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Pacific islanders fight obesity

Political leaders and ministers from Pacific nations are in Palau attending the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF), its 45th annual meeting, to discuss mainly the threat climate change has on the low-lying island nations and the overfishing problem in the Pacific. 316 more words

International News

Super Rugby final favouritism: Surely it’s obvious?

I have been genuinely surprised to read and hear suggestion that Michael Cheika’s team will start the Super Rugby final as anything other than favourites. 759 more words

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Alofa relishing Nadolo challenge

Waratahs wing Alofa Alofa is ready to put his body on the line when he lines up against the Crusaders’ Nemani Nadolo in Saturday’s final in Sydney. 254 more words

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Caucaunibuca returns to Agen

One of rugby’s great mercurial talents Rupeni Caucaunibuca completed his return to French rugby on Monday with a move back to his old side Agen. 169 more words

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Speight named in Wallaby squad

Fiji-born Brumbies winger Henry Speight has been included in Australia’s squad for the upcoming Rugby Championship against New Zealand, South Africa and Argentina.

Wallaby coach Ewen McKenzie also named Melbourne Rebels scrum-half Luke Burgess in his 32-man squad on Wednesday in place of Will Genia, who may still be recalled later in the series if he recovers from his ankle injury. 477 more words

Personalities

Speight showered with praise

Stephen Larkham believes Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie is “rubbing his hands together” as he waits for Henry Speight to become eligible for action.

The Brumbies coach was speaking after wing Speight’s outstanding performance against the Chiefs, which saw him break the line 12 times. 152 more words

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Speight was told to snub All Blacks

When Henry Speight finally pulls on the Wallabies jersey in September, Australian rugby must extend much gratitude to his late grandfather Ratu Josefa Iloilo, the former Fijian president. 835 more words

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