While rugby in Samoa and Pacific countries struggle with finances and management issues, the big boys of the sport are facing a different challenge. England, for instance, is reported to have already committed unprecedented financial support in their efforts to win the 2019 World Cup, with the ultimate goal of stopping the All Blacks from claiming the Webb Ellis trophy for the third consecutive time.
Ma'a Nonu is reportedly interested in playing for the Manu Samoa at the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan. Although Samoa has yet to secure a spot in the tournament, the Daily Mail reports that Nonu and former All Blacks teammate Victor Vito have signalled interest in playing for Samoa under the proposed changes.
Sir Gordon Tietjens and the Manu Samoa Sevens have touched down in in Cape Town for the second leg of the 2017/18 circuit. Samoa is in Pool D with Canada, Wales and Fiji this weekend. Samoa finished sixth in Dubai last weekend, after losing the plate final to Australia.
It’s that exciting time of the year again for fans of the abbreviated code of rugby. The H.S.B.C World Sevens tournament kicks off tonight in Dubai. Manu Samoa 7s is in a tough pool against the likes of New Zealand, United States of America and Pumas from Argentina in Pool D.
An online fundraiser by the Pacific Rugby Players Welfare (P.R.P.W.) for Manu Samoa players has raised more than £10,000 (T$34,500). The amount was confirmed in an update from former Manu Samoa captain and the man driving P.R.P.W., Daniel Leo.
David Haye has pulled out of his all-British heavyweight rematch with Tony Bellew because of injury.
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.
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.
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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