Crusaders Manasa Mataele stands in the rain during their Super 15 rugby match against the Sunwolves in Christchurch, New Zealand, Saturday, April 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)

Crusaders beat Sunwolves in hailstorm, Rebels falter again

The defending champion Crusaders weathered a severe hailstorm and a stubborn showing by the winless Sunwolves to prevail 33-11 and improve their chances of a record-extending ninth Super Rugby title on Saturday.

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Waratahs up, Blues down in Super Rugby

One team in the midst of a revival and another trapped in a slump will play crucial matches in this weekend's 10th round of Super Rugby.

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Harold Vorster on attack. NSW Waratahs v Lions, Super Rugby, Allianz Stadium, Sydney, Australia. 20th April 2018. Copyright Photo: David Neilson /

Lions defeat Waratahs 29-0 in Super Rugby

A much-anticipated match between the Australian and South African conference leaders in Super Rugby turned out to be not much of a contest on Friday. The Johannesburg-based Lions dominated New South Wales, outclassing the Australian conference-leading Waratahs 29-0.

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The Super Nine teams.

Bad weather gets the better of Super Nine

The Bluesky Super Nine Rugby Championships has been postponed because of the wet weather experienced throughout Samoa. It was supposed to kick-off today but has now been postponed to Saturday next week.

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Leifiifi College Under-19 Champions.

Leifiifi reigns supreme

The Leifiifi College Under-19 Rugby team is the 2018 National Schools Rugby 15s champions. They proved too good for Zone B champions, Wesley College in the final winning by 21-13 at fulltime. 

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Leiifiifi College player fends off St Joseph’s defender.

Leiifiifi College to face Wesley College for final

Leiifiifi College Rugby team and Wesley College are set to go for the 2018 National Schools Rugby 15s Championships Under-19 boys’ grand finale today. The final day will see two remaining teams of the three divisions Under-15, Under-17 and Under-19 go head to head at the St Joseph’s College grounds.

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Leulumoega Fou College Tuna Tuitama breaks away from the St Joseph's defenders.

Furious Principal corrects media report

The Leulumoega Fou College 1st XV team has been disqualified from the Schools National Rugby Championships.

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Kids learning the basics of Rugby during the S.R.U. holiday Programme.

S.R.U. Holiday Development Programme

The Samoa Rugby Union (S.R.U.) grassroots development programme concluded on Tuesday last week. 

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‘PLAYERS WELFARE IS TOP PRIORITY’: St Joseph’s College against Leiifiifi College.

Safety first, for National Schools Rugby Championships

The bad weather yesterday led to the postponement of the remaining Samoa National Schools Championships.

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OVERALL WINNERS: Apia Maroons Women’s Rugby team.

Apia Maroons rules in women’s rugby 7s

The Aana Blues Women’s Rugby team was the crowned champions of the final leg of the National Women’s Sevens series 2018.

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GAME TIME: St Joseph’s College defender trying to tackle Leulumoega Fou’s ball carrier.

Schools national rugby tourney kicks-off

The 2018 Samoa Schools National Rugby Championships has kicked-off. Vaiola Church College crowned the 2017 Secondary Schools ‘Violence Free’ Champions, are not in the competition this year.

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Samoa U-18 Sevens team on a mission

The Samoa U-18 school boys’ team is set and ready for the Oceania Sevens Championships and Qualifier tournament for the Youth Olympic tournament to be held in Sydney, Australia, on dates 21st and 22nd of April.

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Michael Collins (Blues), APRIL 14, 2018 - Rugby : 2018 Super Rugby match between Sunwolves 10-24 Blues at Prince Chichibu Memorial Stadium in Tokyo, Japan. Copyright photo: YUTAKA/AFLO SPORT /

Jaguares, Blues, Highlanders and Bulls win in Super Rugby

The Jaguares rallied from 19-3 down in the second half to beat Melbourne 25-22 on Saturday, denting belief the Rebels are contenders for the Super Rugby title.

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The New Zealand men's rugby sevens team perform a haka as they celebrate after defeating Fiji to win the gold medal match at Robina Stadium during the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia, Sunday, April 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

Double gold for New Zealand at expense of Olympic champions

Rio revenge, a brain fade and a gripping contest forced into extra time.

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2018 CHAMPIONSHIP OFFICIALLY LAUNCHED: Players show off the uniforms for the different Super 9 teams.

Bluesky Super Nine tournament launched

The Samoa Rugby Union’s biggest domestic Rugby competition has been launched. The Bluesky Super Nine Rugby Championships 2018 was was launched at the Tanoa Tusitala Hotel in Sogi. The competition is an S.R.U. initiative to raise the level of its domestic competitions with a commercial mind set. 

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Women’s Rugby Action.

Apia Maroons tops Women’s Sevens Round two

The Apia Maroon Women’s Rugby team was crowned champions of the National Women’s Sevens Series of the Aana leg last weekend. Held at the Leulumoega Fou College grounds, the match was the second round of the Aana leg series after round one (Apia leg) last month.

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Fiji's Jerry Tuwai, center, is tackled by South Africa's Selvyn Davids, left, during their semifinal match at the Hong Kong Sevens rugby tournament in Hong Kong.

Fiji wins 4th straight Hong Kong 7s beating Kenya in final

Fiji won a fourth successive Hong Kong Sevens after pouncing on Kenya's ill-discipline and errors to take the final 24-12 on Sunday.

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B.B.E. Vaiala sharing a photo with Lupe ole Soaga team.

Vaiala continues winning ways, but Marist next

Five weeks five wins. And so it goes for B.B.E. Vaiala after they defeated Lupe o le Soaga yesterday to retain the Taula Apia Rugby Union Shield at Apia Park yesterday. Prior to the main game, Vaiala Under-20 team claimed the Under-20 competition trophy from Lupe ole Soaga who held the trophy for four consecutive weeks.

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Hong Kong Rugby 7's. New Zealand vs Samoa. Co-Captain Tone Ng Shiu is tackled by Samoa.

Manu Samoa Sevens out of Hong Kong Cup contention

The Manu Samoa Sevens bad run of form continues. This time, at the biggest Sevens tournament of the year, the Hong Kong Sevens. A red card while trailing against a classy outfit like New Zealand does not help.

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Taqele Naiyaravoro of Australia's Waratahs, right, scores a try as Timothy Lafaele of Japan's Sunwolves defends during their Super Rugby match at Chichibunomiya Rugby Stadium Saturday, April 7, 2018, in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

Lions blow away Stormers, Chiefs edge Blues in Super Rugby

Lions wing Madosh Tambwe scored a hat trick inside the first 13 minutes in a 52-31 win over the Stormers in Super Rugby and a return to form for last year's runner-up on Saturday. Tambwe finished with four tries and the Johannesburg-based Lions with eight to go to the top of the overall standings, although they've played two games more than their close rivals.

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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.


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.


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.


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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