Apia West Rugby Union Executives after their Special Annual General Meeting last Wednesday.

Apia West Union back to Square One

The Apia West Rugby Union has finally sorted out internal issues after their special Annual General Meeting on Wednesday. The conflict within the Union earlier this year resulted in some of their core teams switching to compete in the Apia Rugby Union.

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SAMOA RUGBY UNION DEVELOPMENTS AND COMPETITIONS MANAGER: Ta’ala Tui Komiti coordinating the Pre Training Session of the First Aid Training.

S.R.U. conducts First Aid Preparatory Session

Samoa Rugby Union (S.R.U.) hosted a first Aid preparatory session for the Super Nine Franchise members and coaches yesterday. Held at the S.R.U. headquarters, the session was opened to all the Super Nine Franchises to equip them with first aid knowledge before taking part in the World Rugby’s First Aid Training Course to be held on 14 April.

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READY FOR HONG KONG: Sir Gordon Tietjens has named his final squad for Hong Kong this weekend with first match to face Fiji on 6 April.

Final squad for Hong Kong named

Manu Samoa Sevens Head Coach, Sir Gordon Tietjens, has named his final squad for the Cathay Pacific/H.S.B.C. World Sevens tournament to be held in Hong Kong this weekend.

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Israel Folau.

God’s plan for gay people is “hell,” Folau says

High profile Tongan rugby star Israel Folau has found himself in hot waters once more with the gay community.

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Gordon Langkilde in action for the Manu Samoa Sevens during the last World Rugby Sevens tournament.

Samoa gets pool of death for Hong Kong

If things were tough before for the Manu Samoa Sevens, it’s about to get a whole lot tougher at the Hong Kong Sevens with the pools finalised. Samoa is in the pool of death, Pool A, with reigning Cathay Pacific/H.S.B.C. Hong Kong champion Fiji, New Zealand and Russia. 

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Seta Tamanivalu of the BNZ Crusaders and Dylan Smith of the Emirates Lions during the SuperRugby match between the Emirates Lions and BNZ Crusaders.

Super Rugby: Crusaders beat Lions at Ellis Park again

Super Rugby defending champions the Crusaders beat the Lions at Ellis Park again in a repeat of last season's final by coming back from 5-0 down to win 14-8 on Sunday.

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Super Rugby: Sharks crush Blues; Strauss breaks record

Center Robert du Preez tallied 38 points as the Durban-based Sharks crushed the Auckland-based Blues 63-40 in Super Rugby on Saturday.

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Australia's James Stannard in action during the semifinal match against South Africa at the World Rugby Sevens Series tournament in Sydney.

Australia sevens captain suffers broken skull after assault

Australia rugby sevens captain James Stannard was ruled out of the Commonwealth Games after his skull was broken in a street fight on Friday.

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Denny Solomona.

England rugby international charged with abusing opponent

England rugby international Denny Solomona has been charged with verbally abusing an opponent during a club match.

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The Apia Maroons Sport Club with the blessings of the Village Council paid homage to their fatherly figure with Club President and Minister of Justice Faaolesa Katopau Ainu’u and Club Executives attending the funeral Mass for La’auli.

Apia Maroons pay homage to Alan Grey

In the eyes of the Apia Maroons Sports Club, the late La’auli Alan Grey represents more than just a successful hotelier and their former rugby coach as well as fautasi captain. 

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Girls and teachers participated in the ‘Beyond The Goalpost Star’ Training Programme.

Leadership training for women

The National Rugby League Samoa hosted a leadership training programme last week Thursday.

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VICTORIOUS: Vaimauga College Under 19 Zone A champions.

Vaimauga College victorious in U19 match

The Vaimauga College Under-19 team ended Leiifiifi College’s Under-19 win on Tuesday. They won in a close contest 18-17 points at fulltime.

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Manu Samoa 7s Sir Gordon Titjens who attended the funeral services today with the Manu Samoa 7s to pay homage to one of Samoa’s greatest rugby icon.

Manu Samoa to honour La’auli Alan Grey

The Manu Samoa Sevens is dedicating their next tournament, the Hong Kong Sevens next week, to the late La’auli Alan Grey.

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Shalom Senara.

Manu Samoa Sevens Manager resigns

The Manu Samoa Sevens Manager, Shalom Senara, has resigned from his role due to family reasons. This was confirmed by the Samoa Rugby Union. Mr. Senara has been with S.R.U for two years as the Development’s manager before been appointed to replace Theresa Passi late last year.

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Patron Su’a Peter Schuster with the Lepea team after they won during the weekend.

Lepea snatches Apia West Shield

The Lepea Rugby Club celebrated sweet success during the weekend. They are the new shield holders at the Apia West Rugby Union, after defeating Taufusi, 18-12.

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WOMEN ON THE MOVE: The tournament is all about the development of women’s rugby in Samoa.

Warriors win Women’s rugby tournament

The Warriors are the reigning champions of the first leg of the Samoa Rugby Union 2018 National Women’s Sevens Series.

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Taula Apia Rugby Union Shield holder B.B.E Vaiala.

Vaiala does it again

The B.B.E Vaiala Rugby Club has continued their winning ways in the Apia Rugby Union. They prevailed against a much strong H.J Keil Vaimoso side winning, 30-20.

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Hurricanes Vince Aso (L) scores a try as he is tackled by Highlanders captain Ben Smith and watched by Aaron Smith during the Hurricanes vs Highlanders Super Rugby match at the Westpac Stadium in Wellington on Saturday the 24th of March 2018.

Super Rugby: Hurricanes, Chiefs, Stormers win

Center Vince Aso scored an acrobatic try to help the Hurricanes win 29-12 and end the Highlanders' three-match unbeaten start to Super Rugby on Saturday.

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Avele College was hungry for a victory because they lost their previous match against an improved Vaimauga.

Leiifiifi overcomes Avele

Leiifiifi College has defended their title. Up against a fierce Avele College team, they won 33-23. It was the third round of the Zone A Secondary School 15s Competition and host, Leiifiifi College, has defended their title three weeks now.

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Women’s rugby tournament is back

The Samoa Rugby Union 2018 National Women’s Sevens Series is back. It’s set to kick off on 24 March at Apia Park. 

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Boxing

Philippine senator and boxing hero Manny Pacquiao, left, and Argentine WBA welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse pose for photographers as they hold the WBA welterweight champion belt during a press conference in Manila.

Pacquiao clarifies his split with trainer Roach is not final

Manny Pacquiao hasn't entirely turned his back on a 16-year working relationship with trainer Freddie Roach.

NFL

A Philadelphia Eagles fan chants while waiting for the team to arrive at Philadelphia International Airport a day after defeating the New England Patriots in Super Bowl 52 in Minneapolis.

Mayor hopes 'knucklehead contingent' avoids Eagles parade

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.

Football

FIFA President Gianni Infantino speaks during a press conference after the FIFA Council Meeting, in Bogota.

FIFA finally approves video review to use at World Cup

FIFA has finally and fully approved video review to help referees at the World Cup.

Basketball

Former NBA basketball player Rasual Butler and his wife Leah LaBelle, whose given name is Leah LaBelle Vladowski, arrive at the NBA Awards at Basketball City at Pier 36 in New York.

Ex-NBA player Rasual Butler, wife die in Los Angeles crash

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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