The Christchurch-based Crusaders open the defense of their Super Rugby title on Saturday in a tough New Zealand derby against the Chiefs as the first full round of the season tests the effectiveness of reforms forced on the tournament in the past six months.
Manu Samoa Sevens Head Coach, Sir Gordon Tietjens, has named his final squad for the Las Vegas and Vancouver legs of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series. The announcement was made during the official launching of the sponsorship and supply agreement of the BLK Sports Ltd and Samoa Rugby Union deal today at Tanoa Tusitala.
Flyhalf Dan Biggar's first rugby action in five weeks will be for Wales against Ireland in Dublin on Saturday. Wales coach Warren Gatland believes he's ready.
The Constitution and Governance Advisor for Oceania Rugby, Dr. Paul Terry Jonson from Sydney, Australia, is in Samoa facilitating a workshop for Samoa Rugby’s constitution.
The Manu Samoa 7s Head Coach, Sir Gordon Tietjens, is grateful for the Vailima Pure Marist International Sevens tournament. Sir Tietjens said this was his second time participating in the tournament and he believes the tournament is becoming more competitive with many players displaying exceptional rugby skills.
The Vailele team was one of the most entertaining and exciting teams at the 30th Marist Vailima Pure International Sevens tournament. Vailele topped their Pool, defeating Salelologa and Tufulele.
Auckland Marist have done it again. The defending champions of the Vailima Pure International Marist Sevens defeated Apia, 12-0, in a hard fought final to secure their third title in as many years.
The Apia Maroons women’s team claimed fourth place in the Vailima Pure Marist International Sevens tournament yesterday. A’a’na Blues proved too good for the Apia Maroons, 37-5.
The Auckland Samoa Women’s team are the champions of this year’s Vailima Pure Marist International Sevens tournament. They defeated the Marist Invitation team 20-5 in the final.
Auckland Marist have done it again. Not once, not twice but three times. The defending champions of the Vailima Pure International Marist Sevens have defeated Apia, 12-0, to secure their third title in as many years.
The last two teams’ standings for the 30th Marist Vailima Pure International Sevens tournament have been confirmed. After an entertaining Round of Semi-final clashes of the Marist Vailima Pure International Cup, Auckland Marist and Apia Maroon will go head to head for the Cup final round.
The defending champions of the Vailima Pure International Marist Sevens, Auckland Marist, are two games away from retaining the trophy they have won for the past two years.
Pat Rae and four other referees from New Zealand are ready to explore more on the field. He is the manager of the Bay of Plenty Union from New Zealand and they are here on behalf of the New Zealand Rugby to referee the Vailima Pure Marist International Sevens two-day tournament.
Fainu’ulelei Matamua Filipo Saena was announced the first ever recipient of the Marist Legend Award at the Vailima Pure Marist International Sevens tournament yesterday.
Eight teams have confirmed their quarterfinal spot at this year’s Vailima Pure Marist International Sevens tournament after an exciting display of Rugby 7s yesterday. Twenty-two teams played their hearts out, but sadly only eight teams can proceed to the Cup playoffs today.
The 2018 Super Rugby season will test the concept that less is more, demonstrating whether a tournament pared back from 18 to 15 teams will become stronger to win back jaded fans.
The French rugby federation has opened an investigation that could lead to further sanctions for the national team players who allegedly went out drinking on Sunday after losing to hosts Scotland in the Six Nations tournament.
The Samoa Amateur Boxing Association has named Team Samoa for the upcoming Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast, Australia. The Fight for Marist last week was one of the final trials.
An estimated 2 million people celebrating the Philadelphia Eagles' long-awaited first Super Bowl win will descend on the city Thursday as the Vince Lombardi trophy is paraded through five miles of jubilant fans.
With one quarter remaining, Eagles players on the field and sideline already were dancing.
Former NBA forward Rasual Butler and his wife were killed in a single-vehicle rollover crash in Los Angeles early Wednesday.
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