Fiji celebrate the final whistle.

Fiji shocks NZ, Tonga edges Lebanon to reach WCup semis

Fiji pulled off one of the biggest upsets in Rugby League World Cup history Saturday when it beat tournament co-hosts New Zealand 4-2 in the quarterfinals.

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Valentine Holmes touches down to score a try for Australia against Samoa. Photograph: Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images

Samoa knocked out of World Cup

Toa Samoa has been knocked out of the Rugby League World Cup by a dominant Australian team.

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Maria and Israel Folau during a recent public appearance. Photo: Getty Images.

Maria Tutaia marries Folau in ‘secret ceremony’

There are reports that Samoa Kiwi superstar, Maria Tutaia, has tied the knot to her Tongan Australia beau, Israel Folau. Several media reports out of Australia indicates the wedding took place before a select number of guests on a private property in Kangaroo Valley yesterday.

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Squash players in action for the A.C.P Squash tournament. Photo / Misiona Simo

A.C.P. Squash tournament underway

The Apia Concrete Products (A.C.P.) Squash tournament brought plenty of action to Tuanaimato yesterday evening. It was opened by the President of the Samoa Squash Association, Masoe Norman Wetzell. 

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TEAM SAMOA ON THE MOVE: Faaso'otauloa Sam Saili, Nynette Sass, Fepulea'i Patrick Fepulea'i and Tuala Mathew Vaea.

Team Samoa gears up for Vanuatu

Team Samoa will be competing in 11 sports at the upcoming Pacific Mini Games in Vanuatu next month. This was confirmed by the Team Samoa General Manager for the Vanuatu Mini Games and Commonwealth Games, Tuala Mathew Vaea, yesterday.

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Frank Pritchard in action for Samoa.

Captain returns for Toa Samoa’s quarterfinal against Australia

Toa Samoa captain Frank Pritchard and halfback Ben Roberts will return for Friday night's Rugby League World Cup quarter-final against Australia in Darwin. Lock Leeson Ah Mau has been recalled to the starting line-up.

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Angie Keen.

Awards for Samoa’s athletes

It is that time of year for the annual Samoa Events Awards. It has been an incredibly long year with a lot of activity and action. The first event was in January and the last weekend event took place on Saturday at Falefa Falls. 

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10km starters. (inset) Chiaki Sakakibara wins the women’s race.

JICA dominates at Falefa Falls 10km

A new women’s winner was crowned at Falefa Falls yesterday in Samoa Events final weekend race of the year.

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Lupe ole Soaga soccer team with management. Photos: SSFA.

Strong faith sustains sports success

Lupe ole Soaga has done it again. With nine weeks of the ongoing football tournament and the premier league team still hasn’t lost a game.

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Josh Papalii on the charge. Photo:

Samoa survives Scotland scare to advance to quarterfinal

They failed to win a single game in Group B but Samoa have progressed to the quarter-finals of the Rugby League World Cup after a 14-all draw with Scotland.

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Tonga's David Fusitua scores a try.

Tonga upsets New Zealand at Rugby League World Cup

David Fusitu'a scored a second-half hat trick as Tonga produced one of the biggest upsets in Rugby League World Cup history by rallying from a 14-point halftime deficit to beat New Zealand 28-22 on Saturday and secure top spot in Group B.

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Fijian fans.

Fiji secures quarterfinal spot with 38-10 over Italy at RLWC

Winger Suliasi Vunivalu scored three times within 10 minutes on Friday to help Fiji secure a Rugby League World Cup quarterfinal spot with a 38-10 win over Italy in Pool D.

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Lesa ma Penn and Isitolo Accountant with the Samoa Observer team.

Business House touch tourney heats up

The Samoa Touch Association annual Business House Touch Rugby tournament is back with an exciting display of talents at St. Joseph’s College field.

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CONGRATULATIONS: Samoan bodybuilder, Johnny Afoa, has finished 5th at the I.F.B.B. Men’s World Bodybuilding Championship held in Spain.

Afoa finishes 5th at global bodybuilding competition

Samoan bodybuilder, Johnny Afoa, has finished 5th at the I.F.B.B. Men’s World Bodybuilding Championship held in Spain.

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The team will be captained by Sam Tagataese.

Tagataese to captain Toa Samoa against Scotland

Toa Samoa has made a number of changes to their team for their third Rugby League World Cup match against Scotland this weekend.

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Samoa’s most famous Hollywood star, Seiuli Dwayne Johnson and Fifth Harmony's Dinah Jane.

Rock eats humble pie over Toa Samoa’s loss

The bragging rights between Tongans and Samoans have clearly gone the way of the Tongans since Saturday when the Toa Samoa lost the Rugby League World Cup match. Even Samoa’s most famous Hollywood star, Seiuli Dwayne Johnson, hasn’t been spared.

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Samoan Rugby League World Cup players enjoy a seafood lunch at the Raw Prawn on the Cairns Esplanade.

Toa Samoa arrives in Cairns to prepare for Scotland

After the disappointing loss to Tonga last weekend, Toa Samoa has quietly snuck into Cairns, Australia, for their next game against Scotland. And The Cairns Post reports that the players immediately headed for “one of Cairns’ most iconic restaurants” after a secret arrival.

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Scotland's Danny Brough passes the ball to a teammate during their Rugby League World Cup game against New Zealand in Christchurch.

New Zealand, Tonga, England win at WCup

New Zealand and Tonga joined Australia in qualifying for the quarterfinals of the Rugby League World Cup on Saturday with one round to spare in the pool stage.

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Cup champions: Moataa. Photos Bluesky.

Moata’a victorious in Bluesky National Sevens tournament

In an effort to amplify support and sponsorship of our beloved Manu Samoa, Bluesky is backing all local Seven aside tournaments. As loyal sponsors of our National Manu Samoa 7s team over the last 4 years, Bluesky continues to explore ways to give back to our loved sport.

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Tonga celebrate a try. Tonga v Samoa, Rugby League World Cup, FMG Stadium, Hamilton, New Zealand.

Tonga dash Samoa’s World Cup hopes

Samoa’s hopes of advancing to the playoffs of the Rugby League World Cup suffered a major blow tonight. It did when Tonga handed them a 32-18 loss at the much-anticipated clash of the Pacific teams at Hamilton. 

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Welsh Fans in team colours.

14-man Wales edge Georgia 13-6 in Cardiff

A second-string Wales side barely survived another tier two team when it edged Georgia 13-6 in their maiden rugby test on Saturday.


Deontay Wilder, left, punches Bermane Stiverne during their WBC heavyweight championship boxing match in Las Vegas. Wilder,  the WBC heavyweight champion, will square off again against Stiverne on Saturday night at Barclays Center. Wilder is 38-0 with 37

Wilder calls out Joshua again for big heavyweight fight

Deontay Wilder can't wait to get Anthony Joshua into the ring. He's just not sure when it's going to happen. "I just want to prove who is the best, that's all I want to do," Wilder said Thursday. "I want people to see a great fight and witness the two best heavyweights compete with each other one night in the ring."


New Orleans Saints players kneel down before the U.S. anthem was played for an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins at Wembley Stadium in London, Sunday Oct. 1, 2017.

Trump puts NFL players on notice: Stand for national anthem

President Donald Trump is putting pro football players on notice for Week 4 of the NFL season: He won't stand for it if they kneel in protest during the national anthem.


Bronze medal for Samoa in Futsal

The Samoa Women’s Futsal team returned with a Bronze Medal from the Oceania Football Confederation O.F.C. Youth Futsal tournament held in Auckland, New Zealand, last week. Samoa both competed in the Men’s and Women’s divisions of the O.F.C. Futsal tournament.


Kelsall hails from the villages of Fagalii, Letogo, and Vailele

Samoan basketball star ready for Oceania

Samoa enters this year’s F.I.B.A. U18 Oceania Championships aiming to improve on a promising performance in the 2014 tournament, and a lot of their fortunes will be placed on the shoulders of Linda Kelsall 

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