Oceania cup – OTTF http://ottf.org/ Fri, 24 Sep 2021 19:18:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://ottf.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-2021-06-25T010803.862-150x150.png Oceania cup – OTTF http://ottf.org/ 32 32 QPR ace Ody Alfa fined over lockdown kitchen party https://ottf.org/qpr-ace-ody-alfa-fined-over-lockdown-kitchen-party/ https://ottf.org/qpr-ace-ody-alfa-fined-over-lockdown-kitchen-party/#respond Fri, 24 Sep 2021 10:52:43 +0000 https://ottf.org/qpr-ace-ody-alfa-fined-over-lockdown-kitchen-party/ Ody Alfa (Social networks) A Queens Park Rangers footballer who flouted the Covid-19 lockdown with a birthday party at his family’s north London home has been fined £ 5,000. Ody Alfa staged an illegal rally to mark his 22nd birthday in March, as England was in the midst of a third nationwide lockdown. Police discovered […]]]>

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A Queens Park Rangers footballer who flouted the Covid-19 lockdown with a birthday party at his family’s north London home has been fined £ 5,000.

Ody Alfa staged an illegal rally to mark his 22nd birthday in March, as England was in the midst of a third nationwide lockdown.

Police discovered as many as 100 guests at the £ 2.3million property in Arkley and feared a stampede causing injury or even death as revelers attempted to evade officers.

The forward, who signed for the championship at the age of 14 and broke into the first team last summer, apologized for putting people’s lives in danger and suggested that it was a “little birthday gathering” that got out of hand.

“Before I knew it, people I didn’t know were coming in,” he wrote. “It baffled me how many uninvited people heard about the rally.”

He added: “I apologize for ignoring my actions and realize that I put people in danger by organizing a rally that went wrong.

Police were called to the Alfa family’s home at around 2:40 a.m. on March 14, after a neighbor reported a party that was still raging.

Westminster Magistrates learned that when Alfa met with officers he claimed it was just family at his birthday party, before going inside to warn people that the police had arrived.

PC Stephen Cooper heard groups of people entering the garden and told Alfa to encourage revelers to leave. He said, “People were running. Once in the garden, I could see at least 30 people trying to escape.

The officer said between 80 and 100 people were at the house, where alcohol was served in a bar. Alfa and his sister Oceania were identified as the organizers of the party, and the case was taken to court last week when the footballer argued that the original £ 10,000 fine imposed on him was ” unfair ”.

Pleading guilty to violating Covid regulations, Alfa admitted to having planned a “small gathering without my sister’s knowledge”. He was fined £ 5,000 as well as £ 280 in court costs when his case was dealt with in the single court proceedings in a closed hearing.

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Solomon Islands want futsal overhaul https://ottf.org/solomon-islands-want-futsal-overhaul/ https://ottf.org/solomon-islands-want-futsal-overhaul/#respond Thu, 23 Sep 2021 23:49:21 +0000 https://ottf.org/solomon-islands-want-futsal-overhaul/ The Solomon Islands Football Federation believes a major change is needed if the national futsal team is to compete on the world stage. Solomon Islands have represented Oceania at four consecutive Futsal World Cups. Photo: SIFF Media Kurukuru finished winless at the World Cup in Lithuania this month, conceding 22 goals in losses to Morocco, […]]]>

The Solomon Islands Football Federation believes a major change is needed if the national futsal team is to compete on the world stage.

Solomon Islands have represented Oceania at four consecutive Futsal World Cups.
Photo: SIFF Media

Kurukuru finished winless at the World Cup in Lithuania this month, conceding 22 goals in losses to Morocco, Portugal and Thailand.

The Oceania champions have made four consecutive World Cups but struggled to make an impact against countries with bigger budgets, better facilities and more regular competition – winning just once in 13 attempts.

Solomon Islands Football Federation president William Lai said the team “had done their best” in Vilnius, but their best was no longer enough at the top level.

“We don’t want to be beaten by 15-nil, 10-nil. We just have to accept that we are in the World Cup and we are at the level where we are now… we have to think it over and we should have a better track record. for the future of futsal in terms of the national team. “

Kurukuru captain Elliot Ragomo celebrates one of his two goals against Thailand.

Kurukuru captain Elliot Ragomo celebrates one of his two goals against Thailand.
Photo: Salomon Kurukuru Futsal

Lai said the futsal program needs more investment, more focus on development and more opportunities to play regular international matches.

“Unless we move in a new direction, in terms of facilities, in terms of youth development and in terms of international competitions and tournaments, I think if there is no change we will always be the same, ”he said.

“We have to reinvest in futsal. Putting more money into futsal is the main thing.”

Solomon Islands received NZ $ 50,000 for their preparations for the World Cup after winning the Oceania championship.

Solomon Islands in action against Malta.

Solomon Islands in action against Malta.
Photo: Salomon Kurukuru Futsal

It paid off for a month-long training camp in Poland and Croatia, but Lai said additional support was needed to compete at the elite level.

“I think we should look at the elite programs of the OFC – put more money for the nations that deserve it when they are at a higher level in the elite programs,” he said. .

“The bigger nations that get results should be more groomed, so we should be closer to Asia, South America and Europe because we need more competition.”

Solomon Islands Football Federation President William Lai.

Solomon Islands Football Federation President William Lai.
Photo: Oceania Football

Solomon Islands have dominated futsal in Oceania since Australia moved to Asia 15 years ago. But William Lai said the gap at the top is narrowing.

“Everyone is catching up. In New Zealand they have maybe hundreds of indoor facilities – we’re going to build one and for us one is long overdue but it’s coming,” he said.

“We are going to have more competition internally, try to attract more international countries to play Honiara and at the same time we should also think about going to our nearest continent, AFC, for more matches in Asia. , I think it pays off.

“I think we have to do more if we are to qualify for the next World Cup.”

Building a long-awaited futsal facility in Honiara is a major piece of the puzzle.

The Kurukuru have competed in four consecutive World Cups, although they do not have a dedicated facility to play and train.

The Kurukuru are awaiting the construction of a dedicated futsal facility in Honiara.

The Kurukuru are awaiting the construction of a dedicated futsal facility in Honiara.
Photo: SIFF Media

That will change when the new multi-purpose hall built by Indonesia is completed ahead of the 2023 Pacific Games.

Solomon Islands Football Federation president William Lai said they plan to hold an international futsal tournament next year to celebrate the opening and five-time world champions Brazil want to participate. .

“They are delighted to come to Solomon Islands, so we are planning to organize an international tournament to open our arena,” he said.

“They love the way we play and they’re amazed that we don’t have any facilities, but we’re still very competitive.

“We’re thinking of an eight-team, one-week tournament, and it could be an exciting and historic event.”

William Lai says they have also spoken with teams from Europe and would like to have representatives from as many confederations as possible.

The Kurukuru spent eight weeks on the road to compete in the World Cup.

The Kurukuru spent eight weeks on the road to compete in the World Cup.
Photo: SIFF Media

The Kurukuru team left Lithuania on Tuesday and are expected to return to the Solomon Islands on Friday afternoon, after stops in Frankfurt, Dubai and Brisbane.

After eight weeks on the road, Lai said they were eager to return home and thanked the Australian government for granting them a travel exemption to bypass a stay in quarantine.

“We appreciate that FIFA is negotiating with the Australian government, so we don’t need to quarantine,” he said.

“Our players and our management have been away from home for a long time, away from their families… I think everyone is happy to go home.”

However, the 22 players and support staff will be required to spend three weeks in a managed quarantine hotel upon arrival in Honiara, as mandated by the Solomon Islands government.


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Rio in talks to host FIFA Club World Cup, mayor says – AZERTAC https://ottf.org/rio-in-talks-to-host-fifa-club-world-cup-mayor-says-azertac/ https://ottf.org/rio-in-talks-to-host-fifa-club-world-cup-mayor-says-azertac/#respond Thu, 23 Sep 2021 06:48:00 +0000 https://ottf.org/rio-in-talks-to-host-fifa-club-world-cup-mayor-says-azertac/ Baku, September 23, AZERTAC Rio de Janeiro mayor Eduardo Paes confirmed on Tuesday that the Brazilian city has expressed formal interest in hosting the FIFA Club World Cup this year, according to Xinhua. In a video broadcast live on social media, Paes said he decided to act after Japan gave up its right to host […]]]>

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Rio de Janeiro mayor Eduardo Paes confirmed on Tuesday that the Brazilian city has expressed formal interest in hosting the FIFA Club World Cup this year, according to Xinhua.

In a video broadcast live on social media, Paes said he decided to act after Japan gave up its right to host the tournament due to coronavirus concerns.

“We are working on it. This is Rio’s wish. I am talking to the CBF (Brazilian Football Confederation) and other officials to see what we can do,” Paes said.

“[We] have relations, contacts with FIFA. It’s not simple. It seems that there is a predilection to organize the final in Asia. It must have something to do with private sponsors. I’m not an expert on this but we’re trying to make it happen. “

The annual tournament is scheduled to take place this year from December 9 to 19. Rio Finance and Planning Secretary Pedro Paulo last week said the matches could be played in the Maracana and Olympic stadiums.

Al-Ahly, Chelsea and Auckland City have already qualified for this year’s Club World Cup as champions of Africa, Europe and Oceania, respectively. The competition will also feature the winners of this year’s continental club tournaments in Asia, South America and North and Central America and the Caribbean, as well as the reigning top league champions from the host nation.

The only time the tournament was held in Rio was the inaugural edition in 2000, when the Corinthians beat domestic rivals Vasco da Gama on penalties at the Maracana.

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Man City Holders Hit Six, Liverpool Cruise in League Cup https://ottf.org/man-city-holders-hit-six-liverpool-cruise-in-league-cup/ https://ottf.org/man-city-holders-hit-six-liverpool-cruise-in-league-cup/#respond Wed, 22 Sep 2021 09:05:36 +0000 https://ottf.org/man-city-holders-hit-six-liverpool-cruise-in-league-cup/ Manchester City started their attempt to win a fifth straight League Cup with a 6-1 loss to Wycombe, while Japanese striker Takumi Minamino inspired Liverpool’s 3-0 win at Norwich on Tuesday. Everton and Watford were the Premier League’s main victims in the third round, losing to QPR and Stoke respectively. City will overtake Liverpool to […]]]>

Manchester City started their attempt to win a fifth straight League Cup with a 6-1 loss to Wycombe, while Japanese striker Takumi Minamino inspired Liverpool’s 3-0 win at Norwich on Tuesday.

Everton and Watford were the Premier League’s main victims in the third round, losing to QPR and Stoke respectively.

City will overtake Liverpool to a record nine League Cup wins if they win the trophy this quarter.

The holders got off to a perfect start for this mission as Pep Guardiola was rewarded for fielding a solid attack with Kevin De Bruyne, Phil Foden, Raheem Sterling, Ferran Torres and Riyad Mahrez at the Etihad Stadium.

City, who made their debut at six academy graduates, were stunned in the 22nd minute as Brandon Hanlan scored his first goal for the third level Wycombe.

But Guardiola’s men equalized seven minutes later when De Bruyne sprinted on Foden’s pass and scored in the far corner for his first goal since May.

Mahrez shot City ahead with a flawless finish two minutes before the break after a good job from debutant Josh Wilson-Ebrand.

Foden crushed City in the third seconds later, recovering a short turn and piercing home 25 yards.

Torres got the fourth goal after 71 minutes with a close range finish and Mahrez’s tap-in and City’s first goal for Cole Palmer capped the demolition.

“I just have to thank the academy. They all do an amazing job,” Guardiola said.

“I was lucky enough to grow up in Barcelona. I won the Champions League with seven players from Barça academy. It’s unique.

“Here you have the feeling that we don’t just have one or two potential players but a lot of them. They have something special.”

Liverpool had already won 3-0 at Carrow Road in the Premier League earlier this season and their reserves have managed to repeat that score.

Reds boss Jurgen Klopp made nine changes to the squad that beat Crystal Palace on Saturday, with 16-year-old Kaide Gordon and compatriot Conor Bradley making their debut.

Minamino, making his first appearance of the season after a thigh injury, propelled them into a fourth-minute lead as he pierced Divock Origi’s header.

– ‘Great time’ –

Norwich wasted the opportunity to equalize before half-time when Christos Tzolis’ penalty was saved by Caoimhin Kelleher after Bradley fouled Dimitris Giannoulis.

Origi doubled Liverpool’s advantage in the 50th minute, heading over Kostas Tsimikas cross for his first goal in 12 months.

Minamino scored his second goal 10 minutes from time, clinically scoring from close range.

“Footballers want to play, that’s clear. He was with his national team, got injured and wasn’t in good shape then,” Klopp said of Minamino.

“It wasn’t like he hasn’t played for 60 weeks. Taki is having a great time, training well and deserving both goals.”

Liverpool’s Merseyside rivals Everton crashed into second-place QPR, losing 8-7 on penalties after a 2-2 draw.

Rafael Benitez made five changes after Everton’s loss to Aston Villa and Charlie Austin twice gave QPR the lead with Lucas Digne and Andros Townsend equalizing for the visitors.

In the shootout, Tom Davies’ penalty was saved by Seny Dieng and Jimmy Dunne converted the winning kick.

Watford paid the price for making 11 changes as the Hornets suffered a surprise 3-1 loss to second tier Stoke at Vicarage Road.

Southampton kept their cool to win 4-2 on penalties against Second Division Sheffield United after a 2-2 draw.

Leeds also survived a shootout, beating championship team Fulham 6-5 after a 0-0 draw.

Burnley forward Jay Rodriguez scored four goals – one more than his side had scored in five league appearances this season – in a 4-1 win over Rochdale.

Brentford crushed Oldham 7-0, the last club in Ligue 2, thanks to four goals from Marcus Forss.



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Super Rugby: Fidjien Drua aims for final in first season despite difficult start https://ottf.org/super-rugby-fidjien-drua-aims-for-final-in-first-season-despite-difficult-start/ https://ottf.org/super-rugby-fidjien-drua-aims-for-final-in-first-season-despite-difficult-start/#respond Tue, 21 Sep 2021 17:00:00 +0000 https://ottf.org/super-rugby-fidjien-drua-aims-for-final-in-first-season-despite-difficult-start/ Kerry Marshall / Getty Images Drua Onisi Ratave’s new signing scores for Bay of Plenty against Hawke’s Bay in the Ranfurly Shield game on Sunday. Fijian interim general manager Drua, one of Super Rugby Pacific’s two new entrants for 2022, said the depths of the islands are such that a place for the eight-team final […]]]>
Drua Onisi Ratave's new signing scores for Bay of Plenty against Hawke's Bay in the Ranfurly Shield game on Sunday.

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Drua Onisi Ratave’s new signing scores for Bay of Plenty against Hawke’s Bay in the Ranfurly Shield game on Sunday.

Fijian interim general manager Drua, one of Super Rugby Pacific’s two new entrants for 2022, said the depths of the islands are such that a place for the eight-team final is possible next year – a result that could knock an Australian team out of the playoffs.

“I think it’s really hard to predict, and you don’t want to put yourself in place by setting a goal that can’t be achieved,” said Brian Thorburn. Thing.

“And you can’t expect a new franchise created in such a short period of time to be instant success.

“So I’m not suggesting for a moment that we compete for the final, but I would like to think that we would aim to be in the final, in the top eight. It is a goal to which we must aspire.

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Thorburn’s remarks capture the blend of excitement and realism that must be applied to Drua.

They announced their first five signings on Monday – including Bay of Plenty excitement machine Onisi Ratave, Sevens assistant Napolioni Bolaca and Fiji test half-back Simione Kuruvoli – and another group of players will be unveiled at the start. of the next week.

Head coach role will be announced on Thursday – current Fijian high performance general manager Simon Raiwalui has excellent credentials – and Thorburn said only one round sponsor and one shorts sponsor remain outstanding by one point from a commercial point of view.

Fijian half-back Simione Kuruvoli impressed against the All Blacks in July and will be part of Drua's squad.

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Fijian half-back Simione Kuruvoli impressed against the All Blacks in July and will be part of Drua’s squad.

Momentum is clearly building for Drua, although not everything has been smooth.

New Zealand Rugby offered Drua a conditional license in April, but the unconditional license was not confirmed until September after months of feuds between NZ Rugby and Rugby Australia over the Super Rugby Pacific format.

“There were definitely times when we weren’t sure if this was going forward, absolutely,” said Thorburn. “And there were times when we looked at different models, if we joined one side of the Tasman against the other if the parties couldn’t get along.”

This uncertainty reduced the time Drua and Moana Pasifika had to assemble squads, but Thorburn said the focus was now firmly on the future and purring on depth in Fiji, and the transformational impact that Drua had. reportedly on the side of Fijian tests.

“I saw the depth chart which goes from one to six in each position [for the Drua], and that’s strong enough, ”Thorburn said. “The player production chain in Fiji is just huge.

“We’re a one-team, once national model, which is unique. This is one of the reasons I think that over five to ten years the payoff for the Flying Fijians will be huge.

“But we are also a country where we have a very solid provincial structure. The Skipper Cup is the top eight of the provincial terms, and the Vanua [Championship] is the next 16, so there are 24 provinces, each fielding a senior team and 21 and 19. “

These enviable gaming resources mean the Drua have a different recruiting policy than Moana Pasifika, who has indicated that several former All Blacks or Wallabies could be included in their inaugural squad.

Napolioni Bolaca will be a key player for the Drua in 2022.

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Napolioni Bolaca will be a key player for the Drua in 2022.

“It’s just not our strategy,” Thorburn said. “If we have a particular weakness because we don’t have as much depth or we have injury issues, or we haven’t come out, we get someone from Europe that we really wanted…

“At the moment, we only envision one person in this kind of category for next year.

“The vast majority of our team, we absolutely focused and engaged and ready to roll.”

The Drua will always be competing for their players. Eyebrows rose in Australia on Monday when the North Queensland Cowboys signed Fijian Olympic gold medalist Sevens Iosefo Masikau and fellow Sevens star Taniela Sadrugu, both of whom had trained at the club’s facilities. the NRL during the Oceania Sevens in June. Both players were likely to win Drua contracts.

However, the new boys still appear capable of forming a competitive unit for their first Super Rugby Pacific campaign, when they are based in Australia due to Covid-19.

“I certainly hope that the introduction of Drua and Moana will bring some real energy and excitement, and our style of play will light up the competition,” said Thorburn.

“The other thing goes back to July, I think a lot of people, especially in New Zealand, saw how the Flying Fijians went in that particular first test.

“Remember they were out of their 40s and had only one workout for this test, and they really pushed them [the All Blacks]. ”


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MKTG announced as official business partner of FIBA ​​Women’s World Cup 2022 https://ottf.org/mktg-announced-as-official-business-partner-of-fiba-%e2%80%8b%e2%80%8bwomens-world-cup-2022/ https://ottf.org/mktg-announced-as-official-business-partner-of-fiba-%e2%80%8b%e2%80%8bwomens-world-cup-2022/#respond Tue, 21 Sep 2021 02:42:49 +0000 https://ottf.org/mktg-announced-as-official-business-partner-of-fiba-%e2%80%8b%e2%80%8bwomens-world-cup-2022/ MKTG Sports + Entertainment and the local organizing committee for the 2022 FIBA ​​Women’s Basketball World Cup have entered into a partnership that will see MKTG supporting, identifying and securing national sponsorships on behalf of the class basketball tournament World Cup which will take place in Sydney in September 2022. The world’s flagship women’s basketball […]]]>

MKTG Sports + Entertainment and the local organizing committee for the 2022 FIBA ​​Women’s Basketball World Cup have entered into a partnership that will see MKTG supporting, identifying and securing national sponsorships on behalf of the class basketball tournament World Cup which will take place in Sydney in September 2022.

The world’s flagship women’s basketball competition will take place over ten days in September and October 2022 at two venues, both located in Sydney Olympic Park, where 144 of the world’s top players from 12 of the basketball powers Africa, America, Asia and Oceania and Europe will participate in 38 matches.

Managing Director of MKTG Asia-Pacific, Matt Connell (photo above) advised “The partnership with the FIBA ​​Women’s Basketball World Cup in 2022 represents a unique opportunity to partner with a global event that is sure to capture the hearts and minds of Australians and play an important role in the growth of basketball for generations to come. .

“Australia has firmly established itself as one of the most progressive supporters of women’s sport. We couldn’t be more excited to engage with brands that will play a role in continuing that momentum, be a voice for the growth of basketball and support the Opals at home. “

Melissa King, Executive Director of the Local Organizing Committee (photo above) added “We have partnered with MKTG to work with us to deliver a premier, tailored partnership opportunity that focuses on significant impact and return to market.

“MKTG has clearly demonstrated its level of expertise and understanding of what is required to build authentic and strategic partnerships in sport. We are excited to align with MKTG and are confident that the partnership will bring added value to the event and the sport of basketball. “

Beginning today, MKTG will actively work with the FIBA ​​Women’s Basketball World Cup 2022 Local Organizing Committee team and present Australian partnership opportunities to brands keen to innovate, align and resonate with the core values ​​of basketball, women’s sport and leverage its global reach.

This partnership expands MKTG’s business relationship in the Australian sporting landscape, adding to long-standing relationships with AFL, Cricket Australia, Football Australia, World Surf League and Victoria Racing Club.

MKTG Sports + Entertainment APAC is an entity of the world sports center Dentu Sports International. With offices in Melbourne and Sydney, the team works closely with dentu International agencies across the country and with MKTG teams around the world in North America, Europe and Asia.

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The Fiji Times »Fijian duo join North Queensland Toyota Cowboys for 2022 NRL season https://ottf.org/the-fiji-times-fijian-duo-join-north-queensland-toyota-cowboys-for-2022-nrl-season/ https://ottf.org/the-fiji-times-fijian-duo-join-north-queensland-toyota-cowboys-for-2022-nrl-season/#respond Mon, 20 Sep 2021 18:03:56 +0000 https://ottf.org/the-fiji-times-fijian-duo-join-north-queensland-toyota-cowboys-for-2022-nrl-season/ Fijian Olympic gold medalist Iosefo Masikau and national rugby representative Taniela Sadrugu will join the North Queensland Toyota Cowboys for the 2022 NRL season. The Australian Professional Rugby League club have confirmed on their website that Masikau and Sadrugu will arrive in North Queensland for the preseason in November, and the duo will train full-time […]]]>

Fijian Olympic gold medalist Iosefo Masikau and national rugby representative Taniela Sadrugu will join the North Queensland Toyota Cowboys for the 2022 NRL season.

The Australian Professional Rugby League club have confirmed on their website that Masikau and Sadrugu will arrive in North Queensland for the preseason in November, and the duo will train full-time alongside the Cowboys squad. NRL for the duration of the 2022 season.

The club said Masikau and Sadrugu are joining the Cowboys on Train and Replacement contracts, which will allow them to train alongside the Cowboys NRL squad.

After the preseason, both players will be assigned to one of the Cowboys’ three starting clubs in the Queensland Cup, but will continue to train alongside the NRL team from North Queensland in the midst of week, adds the club.

Cowboys scouting director Dane Campbell praised Masikau’s skill, saying he can handle any position in the bottom five.

“He has shown a high level of athleticism and is willing to defend, which we are sure will transfer well to the rugby league,” Campbell said in the club statement.

As for Sadrugu, he said that the 2020 Suva Rugby Player of the Year is a “very tough competitor who loves collisions and who will be trained as both a center forward and a forward.”

Fiji rugby representative Taniela Sadrugu. Photo: OCEANIA RUGBY / North Queensland Toyota Cowboys

“He (Sadrugu) has good speed and is well regarded by us in rugby sevens circles, so we can’t wait to see him grow and develop his game with the Cowboys.”

According to the club, Masikau, 23, is presenting himself as a versatile outside full-back in his transition to the rugby league and will spend time training at the wing, center and back.

And Sadrugu, who is said to have played most of his rugby career as a flanker will be trained as a forward after joining the Cowboys.

Both players got a taste of North Queensland life as members of the Fiji squad for the recent Oceania Sevens in Townsville, Cowboys said.


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Fijian rugby sevens duo to join Cowboys for 2022 season https://ottf.org/fijian-rugby-sevens-duo-to-join-cowboys-for-2022-season/ https://ottf.org/fijian-rugby-sevens-duo-to-join-cowboys-for-2022-season/#respond Mon, 20 Sep 2021 05:42:03 +0000 https://ottf.org/fijian-rugby-sevens-duo-to-join-cowboys-for-2022-season/ A Tokyo Olympic gold medalist and another Fijian rugby sevens star are set to join the North Queensland Toyota Cowboys for the 2022 NRL season. Iosefo Masikau and Taniela Sadrugu will arrive in North Queensland for the preseason in November and train full-time alongside the NRL Cowboys squad for the duration of the 2022 season. […]]]>

A Tokyo Olympic gold medalist and another Fijian rugby sevens star are set to join the North Queensland Toyota Cowboys for the 2022 NRL season.

Iosefo Masikau and Taniela Sadrugu will arrive in North Queensland for the preseason in November and train full-time alongside the NRL Cowboys squad for the duration of the 2022 season.

Iosefo Masikau
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Masikau played for Fiji in their gold medal campaign at the Tokyo Olympics in July, scoring a try in their group opener against Japan.

The 23-year-old is posing as a versatile outside full-back in his transition to the rugby league and will spend time training at the wing, center and back.

Taniela Sadrugu
Taniela Sadrugu
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Sadrugu has played most of his rugby career as a flanker and will be trained as a striker after joining the Cowboys.

Both players got a taste of North Queensland life as members of the Fijian squad for the recent Oceania Sevens in Townsville.

Masikau and Sadrugu join the Cowboys on Train and Replacement contracts, which allows them to train alongside the Cowboys NRL team. After the preseason, both players will be assigned to one of the Cowboys’ three starting clubs in the Queensland Cup, but will continue to train alongside the NRL team from North Queensland in the midst of week.

“Iosefo is a very skillful player who can handle any position in the last five,” said Cowboys scouting director Dane Campbell.

“He has shown a high level of athleticism and is willing to defend, which we are sure will transfer well to the rugby league.

“Taniela is a very tough competitor who loves collisions and will be trained as both an intermediate and forward striker.

“He has good speed and is very popular with us in the rugby sevens circles so we can’t wait to see him grow and develop his game with the Cowboys.”


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Representatives abroad should come here to prepare https://ottf.org/representatives-abroad-should-come-here-to-prepare/ https://ottf.org/representatives-abroad-should-come-here-to-prepare/#respond Sun, 19 Sep 2021 03:52:04 +0000 https://ottf.org/representatives-abroad-should-come-here-to-prepare/ Six months away from the playoffs, Serristlev intends to reunite the players before they leave for the playoffs. Fijian football head coach Flemming Serritslev in Ba earlier this year. Photo: Fiji FA Media All overseas-based players will need to gather in the country before traveling to Qatar in March next year, to take part in […]]]>

Six months away from the playoffs, Serristlev intends to reunite the players before they leave for the playoffs.

Fijian football head coach Flemming Serritslev in Ba earlier this year. Photo: Fiji FA Media

All overseas-based players will need to gather in the country before traveling to Qatar in March next year, to take part in Oceania’s qualifiers for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

That was the message from Fijian football head coach Digicel, Flemming Serristlev.

Six months away from the playoffs, Serristlev intends to reunite the players before they leave for the playoffs.

“I am constantly in contact and communicate well with our players based abroad in terms of availability for the competition,” he said.

“We try to get them all to camp here at home.

“Ba’s football academy is the perfect place. They will have to come but they will have to obey FIFA rules in terms of availability of clubs and players.

“I understand their clubs will want to use them, but it all depends on the window of opportunity these players have.

“Once their clubs release them, they will then have to go home, self-quarantine and join the team’s camp. “

He added that given the short time to prepare for qualifying, they are awaiting government approval for the team to camp.

“I think we will prepare everything as soon as we get the government’s authorization,” he said.

“We submitted our application to the Ministry of Health because we want to start.

“Most of our players and officials are fully vaccinated, including our staff at the Ba Football Academy.

“This is where we’ll be camping, so it’s good to mention that they are fully vaccinated.

Now more people and players are vaccinated, with the borders open we will organize a bubble where we can have friendly matches with local teams. “

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

Feedback: simione.haravanua@fijisun.com.fj


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Davis Cup in Jordan – Part 2: PROGRESS OF SRI LANKA IN THE DAVIS CUP (1953-2021) https://ottf.org/davis-cup-in-jordan-part-2-progress-of-sri-lanka-in-the-davis-cup-1953-2021/ https://ottf.org/davis-cup-in-jordan-part-2-progress-of-sri-lanka-in-the-davis-cup-1953-2021/#respond Sat, 18 Sep 2021 19:41:47 +0000 https://ottf.org/davis-cup-in-jordan-part-2-progress-of-sri-lanka-in-the-davis-cup-1953-2021/ By Revatha S. Silva PROGRESS OF SL IN THE DAVIS CUP (1953-2021) Arjun Fernando, one of the greatest legends of Davis Cup tennis in Sri Lanka 1953 – First appearance in a European zone match against the Netherlands in The Hague 1954 and 1955 – No participation 1956-87 – Sri Lanka play in the Eastern […]]]>

By Revatha S. Silva

PROGRESS OF SL IN THE DAVIS CUP (1953-2021)

Arjun Fernando, one of the greatest legends of Davis Cup tennis in Sri Lanka

1953 – First appearance in a European zone match against the Netherlands in The Hague

1954 and 1955 – No participation

1956-87 – Sri Lanka play in the Eastern Zone while qualifying for five finals. The 1968 final was the closest, as they lost it 3-2, or a margin of just one rubber (match)

1976-82 – No participation for five years

1988 – A new system of zones is introduced in Davis Cup. In each zone, Groups I and II for the “country against country” matches are played in five matches, each match being played to the best of five sets. In lower groups III and IV, many countries participate together in a round robin tournament. Each tie only had three games, with each game only being in the best of three sets

1988-96 – Sri Lanka is part of the Asia-Oceania Group-II zone. They play five semi-finals; four in a row from 1989 to 1992, and again in 1995. They were demoted to Group III in 1996. The zone consists of four groups

1997 and 1998 – Sri Lanka remains in the Asia-Oceania Group III zone

1999 – Sri Lanka play in Zonal Group II again, for just one more year

2000 and 2001 – Back in Group III

2002-04 – Three years in the lowest Group in the area, Group IV

2005-08 – Back in the Asia-Oceania Group-III zone. Finished fourth in Group III with eight teams in 2005, third in 2006 and 2007, and fifth in 2008 when only two countries were promoted to the top Group II

2009 – Plays in Group III but wins promotion to Group II

2010 – Sri Lanka is playing in Zonal Group II for the first time since 1999, after a decade. But loses against New Zealand in the deciding match (3-2)

2011 – Returns to the Asia-Oceania Group-III zone

2012-16 – Plays five years in a row in Group II but couldn’t make it to Group I, losing the second tie each time

2017 – Back in Asia-Oceania Zone Group-III

2018 – Plays again in Group II and loses both matches

2019 – Play in Group III

2020 – Since 1988, the Davis Cup format has been changed again. Sri Lanka is placed in World Group II in a new promotion and demotion system. Sri Lanka fails to qualify and is downgraded to Regional Group III or lower level in the current system

2021 – Sri Lanka play in Group III of the Asia-Oceania zone in Jordan

What comes from here?

# The top three of the seven countries currently playing in Jordan will be eligible to play in the “World Group II play-offs” featuring 12 countries in February 2022

# From there, the 12 winners will enter the “World Group II”, which will be played in November 2022

# The 12 losing countries will join Zonal Group III again in November 2022

This year’s Davis Cup Asia-Oceania Tennis Zone Group III took place Wednesday (15) through Saturday (18) at the Jordan Tennis Federation’s outdoor hard courts in Amman, Jordan.

The main challenge the Sri Lanka men’s tennis team faced this time around at the Davis Cup, the annual International Men’s Tennis World Cup, was to bring the country back in the new World Group II play-offs in February of next year (2022).

If they wanted to do so, they had to place in the top three of the nine participating countries.

The Davis Cup is currently sponsored by Rakuten Group Inc., a Japanese e-commerce and online retail company based in Tokyo.

Amer Naow who played in the singles opener against hosts Jordan on Wednesday (15), the opening day of the Asia-Oceania Group III Davis Cup tennis in Amman, Jordan

The following nine nations are in competition:

Pool A: Hong Kong, Kuwait, Malaysia

Pool B: Oceania Pacific (region), Qatar, Vietnam

Pool C: Syria, Jordan, Sri Lanka

(Retired country: Philippines)

Format:

Three pools from three teams will compete in the round robin phase of the event. The top two teams from each pool will compete against each other, with the three winners being promoted. The last team in each pool, or three countries in total, will be relegated to the Asia-Oceania group IV next year.

Sri Lanka team:

Yasitha De Silva, Thehan Wijemanne, Vibuda Wijebandara, Chathurya Nilaweera and non-playing captain Renouk Wijemanne


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