Manu Samoa Sevens squad for the Las Vegas Sevens.

Manu Samoa Sevens team named

The Chairman of the Samoa Rugby Union, Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, has named the Manu Samoa Sevens squad for the Las Vegas Sevens.

5404 Hits


First “national” hockey inter-island competition is Savaii

On Saturday 18 February 2017 Samoa Hockey staged its first ever Malietoa Tanumafii II Inter Island Hockey Championship at Sapapalii Primary School at Sapapalii in Savaii.

229 Hits

Lona Fagaloa Boys Team.

Volleyball Tournament kicks off

The Samoa Volleyball Federation kicked off its annual tournament yesterday. Twenty two mens and nine girls teams are taking part in the tournament.

532 Hits

Cup Winners: Bladerunnerz

Bladerunnerz complete clean sweep

The Marist Sports Week Touch Tournament ended in a thrilling final between Bladerunnerz and No Idea.

104 Hits

TENNIS: Eleanor  Schuster (right) won the Junior Sportswoman of the Year Award last year. She is pictured here with Francine Chadwick.

Rising tennis sensation Schuster off to India

Eleanor Schuster has been named in the Pacific Oceania Junior Girls Team to compete in the prestigious Junior Federation Cup (JFC) pre-qualifying rounds that will be held in New Delhi, India from the 20 – 25 February 2017. 

417 Hits

Brock Lesnar attends a UFC 200 mixed martial arts news conference in Las Vegas.

Brock Lesnar tells UFC he is retired from competition

Former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar has informed the mixed martial arts promotion that he is retired from competition.

255 Hits

Former All Blacks and Chiefs star Sione Lauaki.

Former All Blacks Sione Lauaki dead at 35

Former All Blacks backrower Sione Lauaki has died aged 35.

1092 Hits

DEVELOPING RUGBY IN SAMOA: Promoting Rugby skills in Savaii is the basis for development of the sport in our country.

Development starts at grassroots level

The Samoa Rugby Union Development team started it’s programme this year on the big Island of Savaii last week where selected Primary and Secondary schools from Itu o Tane were visited.

107 Hits

MARIST BOXING EVENT: Boxers during their prizegivings that took place at the Gym 1, Faleata Complex at Tunaiamato on Friday 10 February 2017.

Fight for Marist II hugely successful

As the boxing comes to an end at the Marist International Sports Week, international boxers thank Samoa, and hope to return soon. 

475 Hits

U21 Netball Players: Selina Ripley, Romanaia Pose and Gafua Salesa.

Samoa gears up for Youth World Cup

Netball Samoa is preparing for one of the biggest netball events of the year: the Youth World Cup.

504 Hits

French Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve delivers his speech during the launch of the international campaign of Paris as candidate for the 2024 Olympic summer games in Paris, Friday, Feb. 3, 2017.

France confident of hosting Rugby World Cup and Olympics

France has the capacity to stage the 2023 Rugby World Cup and the 2024 Olympic Games, according to French Rugby Federation president Bernard Laporte.

102 Hits

New England Patriots' James White runs for a touchdown as Atlanta Falcons' Deion Jones attempts to defend during overtime of the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game against the Atlanta Falcons, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017.

Super Bowl win comforts family of fan who died during game

The family of a Massachusetts woman who died halfway through the Super Bowl said the Patriots' stunning come-from-behind win helped ease their grief.

269 Hits


Netball Samoa names new Head Coach

Experienced and well credentialed coach Frances Solia has been appointed head coach for Netball Samoa national team leading to the 2019 World Cup.

4055 Hits

New England Patriots' James White scores the winning touchdown during overtime of the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game against the Atlanta Falcons, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, in Houston.

Brady leads biggest comeback, Patriots win 34-28 in OT

They looked old and outmanned. Their star quarterback was frazzled, their stingy defense was a sieve.

203 Hits

Te Kiwi Waiotangi Swim: 10KM Swimmers.

Waitangi Swim first in Samoa

Samoa Events’ first Te Kiwi Swim to honour Waitangi Day was a huge success. It was also part of a double-header of events weekend held in Apia.

305 Hits

ALL THE BEST: The Minister of Education, Sports and Culture honorable Loau Solamalemalo Keneti Sio with the U17 team, staff and coaches.

Minister of Education, Sports and Culture gave speaks on behalf of the Government

Taumeasina Resort hosted a farewell dinner for the Samoa under 17 Football Team that will be heading to Tahiti for the OFC Championship stage 2 commencing to be held from February 11th - 24th 2017. Team Samoa will take on New Zealand, Fiji and the Solomon Islands.

167 Hits

Romania Pose and Gaufa Salesa demonstrating passing technique.

Utilizing sport to send a message

Sports shoes, sports bag ,water, sunscreen? When preparing for a major sporting event in Samoa, one of the last thing on a lot of  people’s mind is bringing sunscreen.

179 Hits

Canada forward John Tavares loses his footing against Norway defenseman Ole-Kristian Tollefsen in the third period of a men's ice hockey game at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

IOC joins talks to get NHL players in 2018 Olympics

The four top stakeholders in the discussion over whether NHL players will participate in the Winter Olympics in South Korea next year met without resolution Friday, with one warning that time is running short to make a decision.

54 Hits

Former Southwest Baptist University football player charged

A former football player at Southwest Baptist University was charged Wednesday in a videotaped assault at a group home for children.

483 Hits

Business Development Manager Eteuati Mua and Vailima Admin.  with the U17 Managers and some of the players.

Major backing for U17 Football Team

Samoa’s National U17 Football team preparations are well underway for  stage 2 of the  O.F.C U17 Championship in Tahiti.

163 Hits


Rieko Ioane intercepts a pass before scoring try during the round 1 Super Rugby match between the Melbourne Rebels VS The Blues at AAMI Park Melbourne Australia.

Blues open Super Rugby season with 56-18 win over Rebels

Bustling center Rieko Ioane crossed for three tries as the Auckland Blues kicked off the 2017 Super Rugby season with a thumping 56-18 win over the Rebels on Thursday night, securing their first win in Melbourne.


Deontay Wilder, left, throws a left at Chris Arreola during the WBC heavyweight title boxing bout in Birmingham, Ala.

Big punching Wilder believes he can save heavyweights

Deontay Wilder was in the Super Bowl media center in Houston a few days before the game when a somewhat familiar face walked by.


New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady holds a Super Bowl trophy while addressing the crowd along with head coach Bill Belichick, right, during a rally Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017, in Boston.

Patriots take victory lap, parade Boston for Super Bowl win

Snow, rain and chilly temperatures didn't dampen the joy of New England Patriots fans exulting in their team's latest championship Tuesday.


Manchester City's Sergio Aguero, left, celebrates with Leroy Sane after scoring his side's third goal during the Champions League round of 16 first leg soccer match between Manchester City and Monaco at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England.

Man City beats Monaco 5-3 in wild Champions League game

Manchester City scored three goals in 11 minutes to fight back for a 5-3 win over Monaco in a wild Champions League match full of dazzling attacking play and dreadful defending on Tuesday.


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 

© Samoa Observer 2016

Developed by Samoa Observer in Apia