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Fiji planning more local 7s tournaments amid Covid uncertainty

08 Sep 2021

The Fiji Rugby Union is planning another domestic sevens series as Covid-19 continues to disrupt the international sevens calendar.

The inaugural 'Super 7s Series' was held earlier this year to help Fiji's preparation for the Olympic Games.

The Fiji men's and women's sevens teams are due to resume training in Suva later this month, after a six week break following their success in Tokyo.

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New Caledonia goes into lockdown after Covid-19 community outbreak

07 Sep 2021

New Caledonia has detected three cases of Covid-19 in the community and ordered a two-week lockdown from midday Tuesday.

The three cases are not connected and involve people who haven't travelled, suggesting the virus is circulating in the community.

President Louis Mapou said investigations have been launched immediately to identify contacts and the chain of transmission.

One of the cases is an unvaccinated person who had already been in hospital in Noumea.

 

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Alert level for CNMI volcano raised

06 Sep 2021

The alert level for the Pagan Island volcano has been raised to one with the volcano exhibiting heightened unrest.

The Northern Marianas government is advising mariners and the public to avoid the area around Pagan for their safety.

The U.S. Geological Survey upgraded the alert level for Pagan following an observation of low-level emissions from the volcano for most of last Wednesday.

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Fijian Drua to be based in Australia next year

03 Sep 2021

The Fijian Drua will be based in Australia for its inaugural season in Super Rugby.

The Drua were this week confirmed as part of an expanded 12 team competition called 'Super Rugby Pacific', alongside Moana Pasifika and five teams each from New Zealand and Australia.

But the Fijian team is unable to play on home soil in 2022 because of the country's ongoing Covid-19 situation and closed international borders.

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Pacific Super Rugby teams to finalise squads

01 Sep 2021

With 'Super Rugby Pacific' confirmed to kick off in February, the race is on for Moana Pasifika and the Fijian Drua to sign up their inaugural playing squads.

The Drua also have to decide where they will be based next season, with Fiji's ongoing Covid-19 problems ruling out plans to play on home soil.

Flying Fijians prop Haereiti Hetet said the Drua was a hot topic of conversation when national squad during their recent test series against the All Blacks.

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Cook Islands Olympic team members waiting for alert level change

31 Aug 2021

A group of Cook Islands Olympic team members expect to remain in New Zealand until Auckland's Covid alert level status is relaxed.

13 athletes and officials spent two weeks in an MIQ facility in Christchurch after flying back from Tokyo Games.

The nine based in Rarotonga had been scheduled to fly straight home but by the time they were released New Zealand had gone into lockdown, after the Delta variant was discovered in the community.

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