SUPER NINE FINALIST: The Chiefs of Aana Aiga i le Tai and Falelatai (in Blue) having beaten Tornadoes will play against the Eels in the Championship final this Saturday.

Chiefs and Eels on Super Nine collision course

The champion of the inaugural Super Nine rugby competition will be decided by the Chiefs and Eels next week. It follows the outcome of the semifinals at Apia Park yesterday.

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England coach Eddie Jones.

4 Lions players omitted from England rugby training camp

Four players who toured New Zealand with the British and Irish Lions have been omitted from the latest England squad selected for an early-season training camp.

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Taula fires up Eels ahead of Super rugby play offs

The Eels rugby team yesterday received a much-needed boost ahead of the all-important semifinal of the Super Nine competition at Apia Park today.

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Sunwolves team.

2018 Super Rugby draw: Sunwolves in Australian conference

The 2018 Super Rugby season will open on Feb. 17 with a match between the Cape Town-based Stormers and Argentina's Jaguares, and with Japan's Sunwolves moving to the Australian conference.

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Webb Ellis Cup.

NZ calls 2023 Rugby World Cup bids 'compelling'

New Zealand Rugby chief executive Steve Tew says all three bids to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup are "compelling" and New Zealand will be guided by independent advice in deciding which to prefer.

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Workers put a protective cover over the Webb Ellis Cup which is displayed at a promotional event for the 2019 Rugby World Cup at Shibuya district in Tokyo.

Ceremony held to mark 2 years before 2019 Rugby World Cup

Sports fans gathered in Tokyo's Shibuya entertainment district on Wednesday to mark two years until Japan hosts the 2019 Rugby World Cup, the first time the tournament will be held outside the traditional rugby-playing countries.

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The tournament will also help to identify a Samoa team for the upcoming regional tournaments such as the Mini Games and the Pacific Games.

Toa Gas Nines to develop local talents

The Toa Gas N.R.L. 9s series is back. The tournament kicked off last weekend at the A.C.P. Marist Sport Complex at Lotopa.

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Jerome Kaino.

Kaino recalled to All Blacks squad for Rugby Championship

Flanker Jerome Kaino has been recalled to the All Blacks squad for Rugby Championship tests against Argentina and South Africa over the next two weeks.

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The Webb Ellis Cup stands at Nijo Castle on the eve of the Rugby World Cup Japan 2019 Pool Draw, on May 9, 2017 in Kyoto, Japan.

Preparations for Rugby World Cup 2019 behind schedule

Organizers of the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan have been warned their preparations are not progressing as smoothly as they should.

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EMPHATIC VICTORY: Southern Tornadoes of Falealili and Siumu beat Eagles of Tuamasaga scoring 43-16.

Tornadoes blow away the Eagles

The Southern Tornadoes of Falealili and Siumu scored an emphatic victory over the Eagles of Tuamasaga yesterday, 43-16, in the latest round of the Super 9 tournament at Apia Park.

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Soatama Tulagaese Semau Tavita is from Sri Lanka and he’s a son of Saleaula hence the presentation made to their village rugby team.

Son of Saleaula gives back

A son of Saleaula, Soatama Tulagaese Semau Tavita, has returned to Savai’i to present rugby uniforms for his village’s team. 

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Australia's Will Genia, left, breaks through Argentina's Nicolas Sanchez to score a try during their rugby union test match in Canberra, Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

Australia beats Argentina 45-20 in Rugby Championship

Fullback Israel Folau scored a try in each half to lead Australia to a 45-20 win over Argentina on Saturday, the Wallabies' first win in the Rugby Championship.

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New Zealand's Rieko Ioane is congratulated by teammates Keiran Read, left, and Aaron Smith after scoring a try as South Africa's Eben Etzebeth watches during their Rugby Championship match in Auckland, New Zealand, Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017. The All Blacks

New Zealand beats South Africa 57-0 in Rugby Championship

Flyhalf Beauden Barrett inspired the All Blacks to a record 57-0 win over the Springboks in a Rugby Championship test Saturday, dashing South Africa's belief in the revival of its rugby fortunes this season.

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Kane Hames with the Bledisloe Cup.

Rookie prop Hames to start for NZ against South Africa

Kane Hames will start a test for the first time after being drafted into the New Zealand lineup for Saturday's Rugby Championship test against South Africa as a replacement for injured prop Joe Moody.

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Wallabies coach Michael Cheika.

Australia makes 1 change, Argentina 4 for Canberra match

Still searching for victory in the 2017 Rugby Championship, Argentina made four changes to its starting XV and the Wallabies just one for Saturday's test match in Australia's capital.

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Australian fans.

Australian mining magnate plans 6-team rugby competition

Australian mining billionaire Andrew Forrest is preparing to launch the Indo Pacific Rugby Championship, a six-team competition schedule to begin next August.

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Manusamoa Tuilagi brake the defence. Steinlager Series. 2nd Test All Blacks v England at Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin, New Zealand. Saturday 14 June 2014.

England to play NZ in autumn 2018 for 1st meeting in 4 years

England will play New Zealand for the first time in four years as part of a grueling set of autumn tests in 2018 for the northern hemisphere's top rugby team.

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Fuimaono Titimaea Tafua.

Fuimaono Titimaea Tafua returns as Manu Samoa coach

The worst kept secret in town appears to be finally out. Fuimaono Titimaea Tafua has returned as the Head of Coach of the Manu Samoa, replacing former coach, Namulauulu Alama Ieremia. The decision was reportedly made during a Samoa Rugby Union Board meeting last night.

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First up at Lalomanu Aleipata, the Legends of Anoama’a, Aleipata & Atua i Saute hosted the only undefeated team of the tournament, Eels of Vaimauga.

Competition heats up in Super 9

Round eight of the Super 9 Rugby Championships brought some entertaining fixtures.

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New Zealands Vaea Fifita offloads to New Zealands Damian McKenzie.

All Blacks raise their game to beat Argentina 39-22

Flanker Vaea Fifita marked his first test start with a brilliant solo try which lifted New Zealand from the brink of defeat to a 39-22 win over Argentina in the Rugby Championship on Saturday.

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Boxing

Joseph Parker, left, throws a punch against Britain's Hughie Fury during the WBO heavyweight title bout Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 at Manchester Arena in Manchester, England.

Parker beats Fury on points, retains WBO heavyweight title

Joseph Parker prevented the Fury family from reclaiming a world heavyweight title by beating Hughie Fury by a majority decision on Saturday, with the judges rewarding the New Zealander's attacking approach in an uneventful fight.

NFL

Queensland's Aidean Guerra tackles Aaron Woods of NSW during game 1 of the State of Origin rugby league, Queensland Reds v New South Wales, Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, Australia. 31 May 2017.

Hunt, Munster in for Maroons; Blues unchanged for Origin 3

Brisbane Broncos halfback Ben Hunt and Melbourne Storm playmaker Cameron Munster have been called in to the Queensland squad to replace injured stars Johnathan Thurston and Darius Boyd for next week's series-deciding State of Origin match against New South Wales.

Football

Referee Ricardo de Burgos, right, shows a red card to Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo during the Spanish Supercup, first leg, soccer match between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017. (AP Photo/M

Cristiano Ronaldo banned for 5 games after pushing referee

Cristiano Ronaldo lost his cool, and now Real Madrid has lost its main man for five matches at the start of the Spanish season.

Basketball

Kelsall hails from the villages of Fagalii, Letogo, and Vailele

Samoan basketball star ready for Oceania

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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