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Black Ferns star Stacey Fluhler the big winner in international sevens awards

New Zealanders feature prominently as cancelled world series wraps things up with its season prizes.

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Black Ferns star Stacey Fluhler was the big winner as World Rugby dished out its awards for the cancelled international sevens season.
Fluhler received a trio of honours as the global body put the rule under the ill-fated 2019-20 season that was shut down by the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic.
New Zealand were declared winners of both the mens and womens series as they led both competitions at the time of the shutdown. It is the first combined triumph since 2014.
The 24-year-old Fluhler (n…

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Meet Anil Rai Mani – Fiji’s trailblazer into Bollywood

Fiji-born actor has even picked up a few awards in almost a decade in Bollywood

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It’s no secret Fijians love Bollywood – the stars, the movies, the glamour, fashion and not to mention the gossip and intrigue that goes with it all.
Be it Amitabh Bachchan, Dharmendra, Rekha, Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan, Akshay Kumar, Tabu, Taapsee Pannu, Bhumi Pednekar or Madhuri Dixit – Fijians lap it up all with much fervour.
To date, quite a few movies have been made in Fiji as well, where the passion is there for acting and producing.
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All Blacks: What happened to other players compared to the great Jonah Lomu?

Some players who have been labelled as the next Jonah Lomu have thrived. Others have stumbled or fallen on hard times.

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All Blacks left wing Caleb Clarke wont be the last player to be heralded as the next Jonah Lomu.
Does that make it right? It depends. It certainly creates debate. Everyone is entitled to post their opinions on social media platforms or in the mainstream media, and when they start trending thats when the conversation goes next level.
All Black Ardie Savea was again playing without a mouthguard in last Sunday’s Bledisloe Cup test.
Look at what unfolded after Bledisloe II, when the All Blacks beat…

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Calls for a Covid ‘kava bubble’ as supply from Pacific to Australia dries up

With little of the homemade Pacific brew available in Australia, prices have skyrocketed, and there’s been a spike in seizures at the borderThe questions are asked…

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The questions are asked quietly, but urgently: Kava, do you have any? Do you know where to get any? Have you heard what they are paying for it in Sydney?
When Pasifika meet in Australia, it is often kava that dominates: now, it is the absence of it.
The traditional brew, made from the kava plant and central to so many of the Pacifics social interactions, is in vanishingly short supply, an unlikely, unhappy, corollary of Covid shutdowns.
And the shortage is harming businesses across the region.
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