MAKING THE NATION PROUD: Melani Matavao shoots off for the opening try of the match. (Photo: Misiona Simo)

Manu Samoa hammers Germany 66-15

The Manu Samoa is back. In front of their home crowd at Apia Park yesterday, the men in blue showcased passion and next level ball skills to beat a strong German side 66-15 at full time. An emotional Head Coach, Titimaea Tafua spoke to the Sunday Samoan that his team had to win this game, not only for a spot in next year’s World Cup in Japan, but for the people of Samoa. 

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Captain Chris Vui recieving his Manu Samoa jersey.

Manu Samoa all set

It was a proud and humbling moment for the Manu Samoa team last night. 

This followed the team receiving their jerseys for the match against Germany today at 3pm at Apia Park. 

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The Manu Samoa Rugby team yesterday at the captains run in Apia park. Photo: Anina Kazaz.

Manu Samoa ready to take on Germany

The Manu Samoa team is ready to give their all on the field today when they take on Germany at 3pm at Apia Park. This will be the second time the teams will meet ever since Bonn 1989 when Samoa thrashed Germany 54-9.

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Waratahs beat Rebels, Blues defeat Reds in Super Rugby

The New South Wales Waratahs extended their Australian conference lead in Super Rugby by holding off the Melbourne Rebels 31-26 on Friday.

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Manu Samoa Team named to play against the German team tomorrow for the first of two Rugby World Cup qualifying games at Apia Park.

Manu Samoa team named

Manu Samoa’s head coach, Fuimaono Titimaea Tafua, has named his side to play a strong German team on Saturday for the first of two Rugby World Cup qualifying games between these two sides. Logovii Mulipola returns from injury to join the front trio with Motu Matu’u and Paul Alo-Emile.

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SUPPORTING MANU SAMOA: Y.W.C.A. supporting the Manu Samoa Rugby team as leaders and part of their T.O.T. session.

Young women leaders back Manu

Encouragement and support is the leading force of leaders. For the Young Women's Christian Association (Y.W.C.A.) of Samoa, the Manu Samoa team is an epitome of a true leader. 

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FORMER MANU SAMOA: Junior Poluleuligaga.

Anticipation grows for former Manu stars

Former rugby players and icons share the expectations, hopes and the weight felt by Manu Samoa ahead of Saturday’s match against Germany.

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GO THE MANU: The former Manu Samoa players during a meet on Tuesday encouraged the current Manu Samoa team prior to their test match against Germany at Apia Park this Saturday.

You can do this, Manu Samoa!

The Manu Samoa benefitted from the wisdom of former players who gathered to encourage the team ahead of their test match against Germany at Apia Park on Saturday.

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Australian rugby union player Israel Folau arrives at Rugby Australia headquarters in Sydney.

Israel Folau gets 1-match ban for contact, will appeal

Australia fullback Israel Folau has been banned for one match for his contact in the air with Ireland captain Peter O'Mahony during Saturday's third rugby test in Sydney.

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READY FOR UPCOMING GAME: Germany is set to take on Manu Samoa this Saturday.

Germany braces for fiery Manu Samoa response

After more than two decades, Germany is set to take on the Manu Samoa 15s team, only this time it is in Samoa.  

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Ifereimi Tovilevu of Fiji is tackled by Chance Peni of Brumbies during the Global Tens Tournament at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane Australia on February 09, 2018.

Brumbies winger Peni suspended again

ACT Brumbies Super Rugby winger Chance Peni has been suspended for six matches for a dangerous tackle in his first match back from a five-match suspension for a similar offense.

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FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017 file photo, England's head coach Eddie Jones smiles during an England rugby union team training session at a school in London. Eddie Jones will review the South Africa tour with Rugby Football Union chief executive St

After 5-test losing streak, England's Jones still believes

Eddie Jones will review the South Africa tour with Rugby Football Union chief executive Steve Brown this week still convinced England can win the Rugby World Cup next year. Jones and his squad returned to London on Monday after losing the test series 2-1.

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 The Kenya Rugby Union was forced to rehire national sevens coach Innocent Simiyu on Monday June 25, 2018, four days after sacking him in a payments dispute. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, File)

Govt forces Kenya Rugby Union to rehire 7s coach

The Kenya Rugby Union was forced to rehire national sevens coach Innocent Simiyu on Monday, four days after sacking him in a payments dispute. Government sports minister Rashid Echesa intervened and announced the decision after meeting with KRU head Thomas Opiyo.

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Australia's Michael Hooper, left, and David Pocock chat each other before their captain's run training session in Sydney, Friday, June 22, 2018, ahead of their rugby union test match against Ireland. Australia will play Ireland in Sydney on Saturday. (AP

Wallaby captain Michael Hooper to miss 4 weeks for Waratahs

Wallabies captain Michael Hooper is expected to miss four weeks with a hamstring injury sustained during Australia's third-test loss to Ireland on Saturday.

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Canada's Jeff Hassler battles United States during an international rugby test match at the Wanderers Grounds in Halifax, Nov Scotia, Saturday, June 23, 2018. (Andrew Vaughan/The Canadian Press via AP)

US Eagles extend unbeaten streak over Canada to 9 tests

The United States extended its record unbeaten run against Canada to nine rugby tests by winning 42-17 on Saturday. Thanks to a superior pack, U.S. flyhalf AJ MacGinty dictated proceedings after they endured a rugged opening quarter from the home side.

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HONG KONG,HONG KONG SAR,CHINA:April 8th 2018. Hong Kong Rugby 7's.World rugby sevens series Cup semi-final between NZ and Kenya.Congratulations for ïAmanaki Nicole following his try.Picture by Jayne Russell / www.PhotoSport.nz

Non-payments for Kenya rugby players to be investigated

A Kenyan parliamentary committee will investigate the Kenya Rugby Union in a player payments scandal which has cost the national sevens team its most successful coach and a big sponsorship.

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England's Owen Farrell kicks the ball, during the third rugby test match between South Africa and England at Newlands in Cape Town, South Africa, Saturday, June 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Nasief Manie)

England ends losing run by beating Boks in series defeat

Captain Owen Farrell's six penalties and another Jonny May try earned England a much-needed consolation victory from its tour of South Africa as the visitors won 25-10 at Newlands on Saturday.

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Ireland's Peter O'Mahony, center, holds up the Lansdowne Cup as he celebrates with teammates following their win over Australia intheir rugby union test match in Sydney, Saturday, June 23, 2018. Ireland won the series 2-1. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

Ireland win first rugby series in Australia since 1979

Ireland won a rugby test series in Australia for the first time in 39 years after holding off the Wallabies 20-16 in the third and final test on Saturday. The Irish won the series 2-1 to finish a season in which it also won the Six Nations Grand Slam.

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New Zealand's Rieko Ioane dives in to score a try against France rugby test in Dunedin, New Zealand, Saturday, June 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Adam Binns)

Big 2nd half lifts NZ to 49-14 win over France in 3rd test

Damian McKenzie shrugged off his contentious selection at flyhalf to score two tries, including a disputed first-half effort, as New Zealand beat France 49-14 in the third rugby test on Saturday to sweep the series 3-0.

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All Blacks' Richie Mo'unga during an All Blacks training session ahead of the third and final All Blacks v France test match at Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin, New Zealand. 21 June 2018. Copyright Image: Derek Morrison / www.photosport.nz

All Blacks under pressure to improve in 3rd test vs. France

Though they have already won the three-test series, the All Blacks will find themselves under extraordinary pressure in the final test against France at Dunedin on Saturday.

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Boxing

He signed, destroying chances of a Deontay Wilder-Joshua fight in 2018. Wilder said if Joshua wanted the fight to happen, it would be happening. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)

Anthony Joshua can't escape talk of Deontay Wilder

Anthony Joshua was welcomed by applause on the stage. He stood front and center, promoting his Sept. 22 bout against Alexander Povetkin.

NFL

UCLA's Josh Rosen, right, gestures next to commissioner Roger Goodell after being selected by the Arizona Cardinals during the first round of the NFL football draft, Thursday, April 26, 2018, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Mayfield goes 1st to begin rush to get QBs in NFL draft

The Cleveland Browns' long search for a franchise quarterback has led them to Baker Mayfield — the first of four passers to be drafted in the top 10 Thursday night.

Football

WELL DONE: The Samoa's U-16 Boys football team won their first match against Cook Islands 3-0 points.

Samoa overcomes Cook Islands

Samoa’s U-16 Boy’s football team competing at the Oceania Football Confederation U16 Preliminary Championship qualifiers in Tonga began its campaign on a positive note winning its first match against the Cook Islands 3 - 0.

Basketball

The Philippines' Jason William, centre, jumps to hit Australia's Daniel Kickert centre left as others rush to break the brawl during the FIBA World Cup Qualifiers Monday, July 2, 2018 at the Philippine Arena in suburban Bocaue township, Bulacan province n

Wild brawl mars Australia-Philippines basketball game

Basketball's international governing body has opened disciplinary hearings against Australia and the Philippines after a wild brawl that included Milwaukee Bucks forward Thon Maker broke out in their Basketball World Cup qualifying game Monday.

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