Samoa’s Tofatu Solia steps a tackle.

Manu Samoa 7s named for Las Vegas and Vancouver

The Manu Samoa 7s Team for the Las Vegas 7s and Vancouver 7s Leg of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series is officially named.

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Rob Thompson of the Highlanders celebrates his try during the Super Rugby match between the Highlanders and the Reds, played at Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin, New Zealand, on February 22, 2019. Copyright Image: Joe Allison / www.Photosport.nz

Highlanders beat Reds 36-31 in Super Rugby

The Dunedin, New Zealand-based Highlanders established themselves as the escape artists of Super Rugby as they came from behind Friday to beat the Queensland Reds 36-31 after trailing 31-29 with seven minutes remaining.

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French head coach Jacques Brunel watches his players warm-up before the Six Nations rugby.

France coach Brunel under pressure ahead of 6N Scotland game

It's the latest maverick selection choice from France coach Jacques Brunel, who changes his sides much more often than he wins games.

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England's Jonny May catches the ball and is challenged by Damian Penaud of France during the Six Nations.

Gatland: Wales can't afford to give England fast start again

For the blockbuster Six Nations rugby match in Cardiff on Saturday, Warren Gatland gave two warnings about starting late.

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Scotland's Blair Kinghorn is challenged by Ireland's Rob Kearney and Chris Farell during the the Six Nations rugby union.

6N: Horne at flyhalf, Grigg at center for Scotland vs France

Glasgow clubmates Pete Horne and Nick Grigg are at flyhalf and center for Scotland against France in Six Nations rugby this weekend in Paris.

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An intense game between Robert Louis Stevenson College and Maluafou College.

Leififi College dominates school rugby tournament

Leififi College dominated Zone A Regional Schools Sevens Tournament 2019 by winning both the Under 19 and Under 15 boys’ division yesterday. 

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Customer service manager for BSL, Leeroy Feaunati and Saleapaga club’s manager, Fiu Luteru together with players and members of the Saleapaga club.

Local firm donates rugby uniforms

A total of 23 new rugby uniforms were donated to the Saleapaga rugby club by local company Business Systems Limited (BSL).

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Daniel Leo presented gear donated from professional players and clubs in Europe to two teams from Savaii playing in the tournament; Taga Blowholes and Gataivai.

P.R.P.W. in the islands to donate gear, film documentary

Pacific Rugby Player’s Welfare (PRPW) chief executive officer and former Manu Samoa Lock Daniel Leo attended the Marist International Sevens Tournament while he was in Samoa filming for a documentary on rugby in the Pacific.

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Match between Talavalu team from American Samoa and Vailele team in the Marist Sevens tournament last weekend.

American Samoans grow at Marist Sevens

The Talavalu club from American Samoa were one of the surprise packages at the Marist International Sevens tournament held last weekend.

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Ma'a Nonu.Blues v Crusaders, Super Rugby, Eden Park, Auckland, New Zealand. 16 February 2019. Copyright Photo: Jeremy Ward / www.photosport.nz

Nonu's Super Rugby return may herald new era

Over the years New Zealand rugby has become accustomed to saying "goodbye" to top players. But "welcome back?" Not so much.

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George Bridge. Blues v Crusaders, Super Rugby, Eden Park, Auckland.

Super Rugby: Crusaders start search for 3 in a row with win

Chasing three titles in a row, the Crusaders benefited from a pair of penalty tries and survived a strong second-half challenge from the Blues to open their Super Rugby season with a 24-22 away win on Saturday.

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CHAMPIONS: The Christchurch Women’s Rugby team are the second winners for the Glen Feaunati Memorial Cup at the Marist International Sevens tournament yesterday.

Christchurch beat Apia to win Marist Sevens

Christchurch Women’s Rugby lifted the Glen Feaunati Memorial Cup as the second ever champions of the Marist International Sevens Tournament after their 19-0 win over Apia Maroons in the final yesterday.

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Super Rugby: Crusaders start search for 3 in a row with win

Chasing three titles in a row, the Crusaders benefited from a pair of penalty tries and survived a strong second-half challenge from the Blues to open their Super Rugby season with a 24-22 away win on Saturday.

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Tabadamu triumph at Marist Sevens

Fijian club Tabadamu won the Marist International Sevens Tournament today, taking the Tupua Fred Wetzell Trophy after a 22 - 10 win over Tama Uli Salelologa in the final. 

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Fijian club Tabadamu have cruised to the semifinals of the Marist International Sevens Tournament.

Apia earn matchup with Tabadamu on the morning of Day Two

Fijian club Tabadamu have cruised to the semifinals of the Marist International Sevens Tournament with a 39-0 win over the darlings of Day One, Lefaga.

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Christchurch rugby team on the field. Photo: Aufa'i Areta Areta

Christchurch dominate as Apia, Taga advance

The local women’s teams at the Marist International Sevens tournament impressed, but it was Christchurch Women’s Rugby who took pole position heading into Day Two.

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Highlanders beat Chiefs 30-27 in Super Rugby opener

All Blacks scrumhalf Aaron Smith came off the bench to score a try with four minutes remaining as the 14-man Highlanders rallied to beat the Chiefs 30-27 Friday in the opening match of the Super Rugby season.

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Lefaga win over Scopa highlights morning at Marist Sevens

Defending champions Auckland Marist Samoa, Vaiala, Tepatasi, Mountfort Brothers and Tama Uli Salelologa all made strong starts on the morning of Day One at the Marist International Sevens Tournament.

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SPONSORSHIP: (from left)SSAB Marketing manager Asomua Asia Stanley, SSAB CEO Tofilau Fiti Leung Wai, Marist Sports club President Faimalomatumua Mathew Lemisio and Tournament Director Fata Brian Kaio.

SSAB steps up for Marist Sevens

SSAB is again one of the major sponsors of the Vailima Marist International Rugby Sevens Tournament 2019.

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(L-R) Tournament director Fata Brian Kaio, AST SCOPA players Pio Tuwai and Nacanieli Batina, Marist St Joseph’s Sports Club president Faimalomatumua Mathew Lemisio, SCOPA player Joeli Lutumailagi and SCOPA’s Lilomaiava Filia Iosefa. Photo: Thomas Airey.

Defending Marist champs pass on knowledge

Defending Marist International Sevens Tournament champions Auckland Marist Samoa arrived in the country on Wednesday to win their fourth consecutive title, but also to share their knowledge with the players at St Joseph’s College in Alafua.

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Boxing

TRAINING NON-STOP: Boxers Marion Ah Tong, Mac Tuna,  Tupuola Seua’i Ato Plodzicki-Faoagali and Jancen Papalii at the weekends trials before the squad depart for China on Saturday.

Boxer off to China to prepare for gold

Leading young boxer Tupuola Seua’i Ato Plodzicki-Faoagali leaves for China on Saturday to begin four months of intensive training ahead of the Pacific Games in July.

NFL

New England Patriots' David Andrews (60) picks up Tom Brady (12) after the Patriots scored a touchdown during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl 53 football game against the Los Angeles Rams.

Patriots beat Rams 13-3 in lowest scoring Super Bowl ever

Super it wasn't — until the drive that won New England its record-tying sixth Super Bowl.

Football

Kiwi FC leave the field after their 9-1 win over Lotoha’apai United in the Cook Islands.

Kiwi FC back into training having advanced in Champions League

Kiwi FC had their first session back at training yesterday having returned from a successful trip to the Cook Islands for the OFC Champions League qualifying tournament.

Basketball

Phoenix Suns guard Mike James (55) in the first quarter during an NBA basketball game against the Toronto Raptors, in Phoenix.

US basketball player says Milan police racially profiled him

American basketball player Mike James says he was racially profiled by Milan police who pointed guns at him and two friends after being stopped on the street — a claim that police deny.

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