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Coco Sports Talk ft the most capped Wallaroo: Liz Patu + Pasifika women in Oz & USA rugby

Coco Sports Talk with Penina and Ashley - covering all things sports from a Pasifika female lens!

#CocoSportsTalk looks at the many stories of Pasifika people involved in sports of all kinds, and the trials and tribulations of the talented athletes from all sectors of our community. This episode we meet a few of the Pasifika women playing in the Pac4 Series as a build up to the Rugby World Cup in October here in New Zealand.

We talk to the most capped Wallaroo Liz Patu about her historic achievement & the journey to get there plus some of the younger Pasifika Wallaroos girls.…more


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Jai Opetaia - IBF Cruiserweight Champion of the World

"He's been a great fighter for a long time, but I'm the new generation of greatness coming through" - Jai Opetaia with a prophetic statement in a pre-fight interview leading up to the fight against Mairis Briedis.

On the 2nd of July 2022, the Samoan boxer went on to win a stunning upset victory over Latvian Mairis Briedis on the Gold Coast claiming both the IBF and Ring magazine cruiserweight titles.

Check out the championship round highlights of the fight below - 


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Volkanovski vs Holloway 3 - Evolve or Get Left Behind | UFC 276 Fight Preview

Preview the much anticipated featherweight trilogy title fight between reigning UFC champion Alexander Volkanovski and former champ Max Holloway (Hawaiian/Samoan).


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Coco Sports Talk - On the Run with MMT ft Christian Tu'ipulotu, Jason Taumalolo & more

Coco Sports Talk with Penina and Ashley - covering all things sports from a Pasifika female lens!

** This episode was filmed entirely on our iPhone. Apologies if sound quality is not the greatest **

#CocoSportsTalk looks at the many stories of Pasifika people involved in sports of all kinds, and the trials and tribulations of the talented athletes from all sectors of our community. This episode we go on the run with MMT ... literally!

We talk to MMT Assistant Manager Tavake Fangupo, Tongan Rugby League Womens assistant coach Feleti Mateo + a couple of the kiwis and others at the Community Fan Day.

We catch up with young rising star Christian Tu'iupulotu about his NRL journey and receiving the call up for Tonga plus see how his family reacts after his debut. And lastly ... we ask Jason Taumalolo how he feels after leading the revolution for Tonga & now seeing the next generation of players coming through.…more


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Countdown is on: 100 days until Women's Rugby World Cup Aotearoa

by Mariner Fagaiava-Muller

The first Women's Rugby World Cup to be held in the Southern Hemisphere will be hosted by New Zealand, when kick-off begins on October 8 ... 100 days away

11 teams will play across 10 match days alongside reigning host team New Zealand: Australia, Canada, England, Fiji, France, Italy, Japan, Scotland, South Africa, USA and Wales.

South Africa will square off against France in the first game of the series at Auckland's Eden Park, while matches in days thereafter will be held at Waitākere Stadium and Northland Events Centre in Whangārei.

Eden Park is believed to be the first venue where a men's and women's cup final has been held.

Organisers are pinning their hopes on an international audience when the country's border fully reopens at the end of July.

"What better way to mark the occasion than with tickets to the showpiece event going on general sale," World Rugby Chief Executive Alan Gilpin said.…more


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Bundee Aki - What it takes

Irish Rugby International Bundee Aki (Samoan) shares the training elements for him that leads to success in his sport.


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Project Rock: Sean Pangelinan

Sean Pangelinan was an Olympian Flat Water Canoe paddler for Guam and is now a Trainer and Coach in the USA - owner of 'The Fit Lab' in San Diego

He's one of 3 incredible fathers featured within the release of Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson's limited Fathers Day inspired collection - the Project Rock Ohana Pack  


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All Blacks announcement 2022 - Fale o Samoa

Earlier today All Blacks coach Ian Foster named his first squad for 2022 for the upcoming Ireland test series at the Fale o Samoa - Samoa House.

Pasifika Engagement Manager Saveatama Eroni Clarke explains why it was important to make the announcement at the Fale o Samoa and we speak to a few well known former All Blacks about how they felt when they got their first AB’s call up.

Psssst! The Prime Minister of Samoa, Hon. Fiame Naomi Mata'afa makes a cameo with a Pasifika rugby legend too.

All Blacks Test Squad to face Ireland:

- new caps with * next to their names.…more


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LISI on Sports Talk: Favourite sport, State of Origin & Rugby League Samoa

Coco Sports Talk catches up with Samoan rapper Lisi who was in NZ doing some promo for his upcoming NZ tour next week.

DID YOU KNOW?!  He's a bit of a sports head - he loves his footy & explains why he lives in Queensland but goes for NSW when it comes to State of Origin and where his loyalties lie when it comes down to international matches.

Watch the full episode of Coco Sports Talk below - 

Public Interest Journalism made with the help of NZ on Air 


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Coco Sports Talk with rapper Lisi the footy fan, Silver Fern Mila Reuelu-Buchanan & guest co-host Leilani Momoiseā

Coco Sports Talk with Penina and Ashley - covering all things sports from a Pasifika female lens!

#CocoSportsTalk looks at the many stories of Pasifika people involved in sports of all kinds, and the trials and tribulations of the talented athletes from all sectors of our community.

This episode we catch up with Samoan rapper Lisi who was in NZ doing some promo for his upcoming tour in a couple of weeks because ... DID YOU KNOW?!  He's a bit of a sports head, loves his footy & explains why he lives in Queensland but goes for NSW when it comes to State of Origin.

Robinhood Stars Centre/Wing Attack Mila Reuelu-Buchanan talks what it was like for her making the Silver Ferns, learning about her culture through sports plus shares some of what she does outside of netball including her hobbies.…more