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.
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.
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.
The New South Wales Waratahs extended their Australian conference lead in Super Rugby by holding off the Melbourne Rebels 31-26 on Friday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Anthony Joshua was welcomed by applause on the stage. He stood front and center, promoting his Sept. 22 bout against Alexander Povetkin.
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.
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'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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