SEVENS ACTION: Action from the Marist Sevens last week. The action returns to Lotopa today with the Rugby League Nines.

League Nines promises day of action

Following the success of the Marist Sevens last week, the Club’s Rugby League tournament today will hope to emulate rugby’s example.

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Saint Joseph’s College 1st XV.

St. Joseph’s and Pesega top Zone B School Sevens

Five secondary Schools competed for the Zone B Schools 7s tournament earlier this week. The tournament was a one day tournament which was held at the Saint Joseph’s College field in Alafua.

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HELPING HAND: Marist Sydney Old Pupils donate referee jerseys for Anoama’a and Apia West Rugby Unions.

From Marist Sydney to help Samoa

The Marist Sydney Old Pupils Association has stepped in to help local referees develop their talents.

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England's Nathan Hughes, left, fends off the challenge from Fiji's Leone Nakarawa during their rugby union international at Twickenham stadium in London. No. 8 Nathan Hughes will start for England against Scotland in Six Nations rugby at Murrayfield on Sa

6N: Scots still learning to handle hype England is used to

At the Six Nations launch in January in London, Eddie Jones had Scotland pegged. Jones, who has coached England to 24 wins in 25 tests, mocked the swashbuckling Scots' hype as title contenders, calling them "big darlings."

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CHAMPIONS: The Leifiifi College team.

Aleipata and Leifiifi taste victory in Schools Sevens

Secondary Schools Sevens rugby is back. The Zone A Secondary Schools competition kicked off yesterday at Leifiifi College.

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EXCITING TIMES: Sevens coach Sir Gordon Tietjens with Matafeo George Latu of the Samoa Rugby Union at the launch.

New beginning for Samoa Rugby Union and BLK

A new era for the Samoa Rugby Union has started. It began yesterday with the official launching of the new sponsorship and supply agreement between the Union and BLK Sports Ltd.

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Scott Barrett during the Highlands V Crusaders, Super Rugby Preseason match in Waimumu, Gore, Southland, New Zealand.

Crusaders kick of Super Rugby title defense against Chiefs

The Christchurch-based Crusaders open the defense of their Super Rugby title on Saturday in a tough New Zealand derby against the Chiefs as the first full round of the season tests the effectiveness of reforms forced on the tournament in the past six months.

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Manu Samoa Sevens.

Manu Samoa Sevens for Vegas and Vancouver

Manu Samoa Sevens Head Coach, Sir Gordon Tietjens, has named his final squad for the Las Vegas and Vancouver legs of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series. 

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Wales' player Dan Biggar attends a training session at Twickenham stadium in London.

6N: Gatland says playing Biggar after 5 weeks out not risky

Flyhalf Dan Biggar's first rugby action in five weeks will be for Wales against Ireland in Dublin on Saturday. Wales coach Warren Gatland believes he's ready.

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Marketing manager of BLK Fiji together with P.M. Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi and the C.E.O. of Samoa Rugby Union Vincent Fepuleai.

Samoa back with BLK

The Samoa Rugby Union (S.R.U.) and world renowned brand, B.L.K. Fiji, have signed a new four-year agreement. 

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S.R.U. hosts Constitution workshop

The Constitution and Governance Advisor for Oceania Rugby, Dr. Paul Terry Jonson from Sydney, Australia, is in Samoa facilitating a workshop for Samoa Rugby’s constitution. 

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Sevens Coach Tietjens commends Marist Sevens

The Manu Samoa 7s Head Coach, Sir Gordon Tietjens, is grateful for the Vailima Pure Marist International Sevens tournament. Sir Tietjens said this was his second time participating in the tournament and he believes the tournament is becoming more competitive with many players displaying exceptional rugby skills.

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Vailele Team

A quality tournament to expose local talents

The Vailele team was one of the most entertaining and exciting teams at the 30th Marist Vailima Pure International Sevens tournament. Vailele topped their Pool, defeating Salelologa and Tufulele.

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Auckland Marist retains 30th Marist Sevens title

Auckland Marist have done it again. The defending champions of the Vailima Pure International Marist Sevens defeated Apia, 12-0, in a hard fought final to secure their third title in as many years.

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Apia Maroons (in white) battling with the A’ana Blues for the third place

Learning curve for Apia women

The Apia Maroons women’s team claimed fourth place in the Vailima Pure Marist International Sevens tournament yesterday. A’a’na Blues proved too good for the Apia Maroons, 37-5.

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CHAMPIONS: Auckland Samoa team the winners of the Marist Sevens Tournament.

Victorious Auckland Samoa women

The Auckland Samoa Women’s team are the champions of this year’s Vailima Pure Marist International Sevens tournament. They defeated the Marist Invitation team 20-5 in the final.

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SWEET VICTORY: Auckland Marist celebrates sweet success for the third year in a row. Photo: Marist.

Auckland Marist wins again

Auckland Marist have done it again. Not once, not twice but three times. The defending champions of the Vailima Pure International Marist Sevens have defeated Apia, 12-0, to secure their third title in as many years.

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Action from the semifinal between Vailele and Apia which Apia won. Photo: Marist

Auckland Marist and Apia Maroons in Cup final

The last two teams’ standings for the 30th Marist Vailima Pure International Sevens tournament have been confirmed. After an entertaining Round of Semi-final clashes of the Marist Vailima Pure International Cup, Auckland Marist and Apia Maroon will go head to head for the Cup final round.

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JJ Taulagi and Sailosi Vatubua in Samoa for the Vailima Pure Marist International 7s tournament that ends today.

Rugby tourist shares experience

Rugby is what brought Sailosi Vatubua, a Fiji born New Zealander, to Samoa’s shores for the first time. 

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Action from the Cup quarterfinal between Auckland Marist and Tui Samoa. Photo: Marist.

Auckland Marist marches on

The defending champions of the Vailima Pure International Marist Sevens, Auckland Marist, are two games away from retaining the trophy they have won for the past two years.

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Boxing

Ato Leau Plodzicki Faoagali is heading to the Commonwealth Games.

Boxing names team for Commonwealth Games

The Samoa Amateur Boxing Association has named Team Samoa for the upcoming Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast, Australia. The Fight for Marist last week was one of the final trials.

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

Philadelphia Eagles' Carson Wentz congratulates Nick Foles (9) during the second half of the NFL football NFC championship game against the Minnesota Vikings Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, in Philadelphia.

Foles, Eagles fly into Super Bowl, rout Vikings 38-7

With one quarter remaining, Eagles players on the field and sideline already were dancing.

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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