National touch representative Etevise Siaosi Vaifale is hoping to use her selection to the squad for the Touch World Cup in Malaysia in April/May to benefit the youth of Samoa.
Lefaga are through to the quarterfinals of the Marist International Sevens Tournament on points difference, with their 26-10 win over SCOPA enough to see them advance as the top team in Pool 8. They stole the show through the first round of play, with a 26-10 upset win over SCOPA and their three Fijian imports; Pio Tuwai, Nacanieli Batina and Joeli Lutumailagi.
Vaiala and Moata’a played out the latest clash in their storied rivalry at the Marist International Sevens Tournament yesterday, with Vaiala taking the honours 17-5 to finish top of Pool 3 and book a quarterfinal clash with Tama Uli Salelologa.
A traditional Samoan ava ceremony was held in Apia yesterday to signal the start of the Vailima Marist International Sevens official programme.
The Christchurch Women’s Rugby Club is ready to tackle a tough pool at their first ever Vailima Marist International Sevens Tournament this week.
Manusina captain and Kiwi Fern Sui Pauaraisa still can’t believe she has brought her Christchurch Women’s Rugby team to Samoa for the Vailima Marist International Sevens this week.
Yesterday’s draw for the Vailima Marist International Sevens Tournament has thrown up some intriguing clashes for the pool stage on Day One this Friday.
Vailima was announced as the naming sponsor for the Marist International Sevens tournament yesterday, after an agreement was reached between Samoa Breweries Limited and the Marist St Joseph’s Sports Club.
The Samoa Touch Rugby Inc. hosted the Touch a Rainbow Social Grade Touch Tournament on Saturday 2nd February at the St Joseph’s College fields at Alafua. The social grade tournament was a great success with 10 teams vying for the title.
For the first time ever, lifelong American football fan Chandé Lutu-Drabble of American Samoa watched the Super Bowl in a foreign country.
Rejoice Malaitai (26) of Tanumapua was shocked to be named in the Samoan open women’s team for the Touch World Cup in Malaysia in April and May.
Samoan outfit Kiwi FC and their Pacific cousins Pago Youth both needed victory to stay in the hunt for one of the two remaining qualifying spots up for grabs as they lined up to face each other in the opening encounter on Match Day 2 of the tournament.
The Samoan open men’s touch squad for the 2019 FIT World Cup in Malaysia in late April was selected yesterday after weeks of training and fitness testing.
The sailing and va’a venue for the Pacific Games was changed to Mulifanua where the Sheraton/Aggie Grey’s resort is because of wreckage left submerged or partly submerged in Vaiusu Bay, which would have otherwise been an “ideal area” to host the events.
Pacific Rugby Player’s Welfare (PRPW) chief executive officer and former Manu Samoa Lock Daniel Leo attended the Marist International Sevens Tournament while he was in Samoa filming for a documentary on rugby in the Pacific.
Samoan-Australian champion boxer, Jai Opetaia, gave back to the community by giving a boxing lesson yesterday for the kids at Inga’s Gym, Sinamoga. “Today is about the kids,” he said. “We’re just coming here to have training with the kids and have a laugh and enjoy so it’s actually exciting for them to see what we got for them in the bag.”
Super it wasn't — until the drive that won New England its record-tying sixth Super Bowl.
Kiwi FC had their first session back at training yesterday having returned from a successful trip to the Cook Islands for the OFC Champions League qualifying tournament.
American basketball player Mike James says he was racially profiled by Milan police who pointed guns at him and two friends after being stopped on the street — a claim that police deny.
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