January 25, 2022
  Follow @ Twitter

Koroibete instrumental in Knights win

Fiji-born winger Marika Koroibete helped his Panasonic Wild Knights to register a 27-3 win over the Canon Eagles in a Japan Rugby League One match today. 
After a tight opening half hour with the scores locked at 3-3, it was the former Wallabies brilliance that sparked the Wild Knights into life with a break down the left hand side from a kick return. 
Springbok centre Jesse Kriel failed to grab the wild pass back inside, knocking it backward into the path of recently capped Brave Blossom Dylan Riley.
The fortuitous bounce allowed Riley to score under the posts which gave Panasonic a 10-3 lead just before halftime.
Another Koroibete break saw former Welsh international Hadleigh Parkes storm onto a short ball on a scrum play around halfway.
Koroibete was instrumental when he sliced through the Eagles backline before finding his flanker in support, Lachlan Boshier. Parkes was the final recipient, scoring untouched to blow the score out to 17-3, a lead which Panasonic never let up.
Having inked a three-year deal with the Panasonic Wild Knights, Koroibete's international career is in limbo with 42-caps to his name not enough to meet the existing Giteau law requirement of 60 for overseas-based Wallabies.
By Romeka Romena 

Post a Comment
Bookmark and Share


Posted Comments
No comments, but you can post the first comment!



Soejima relishes his Japanese 7s inclusion
Fiji-born Kameli Soejima expressed the hardship he faced in order to make it into the Japanese 7s squad for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics last year.
Mateisuva ready for FACT debut with Whites
National goalkeeper Akuila Mateisuva says he is ready to make his Fiji FACT debut with champions Suva and is aiming to give his best in the tournament.
Cyclone Winston moves towards Tonga
Category 2 Tropical Cyclone Winston is moving away from the Lau group and towards Tonga.
Obama unveils gun violence proposals
President Barack Obama today demanded an assault weapons ban and universal background checks for gun buyers, stoking a generational clash with the firearms lobby after the Newtown school massacre.
Afghan street kid heads for the Oscars red carpet
An Afghan street kid is off to Hollywood and the red-carpet treatment at the Oscars -- a fairytale ending to a chance encounter that led to a starring role in a movie.
Online registration for foreign investors
Fiji will soon launch online registration and approvals system for foreign investors.