Since 2015, Bluesky has sponsored the Iva Sevens tournament held every year in Savai’i. Last week, for the first time ever Bluesky turned this annual event into a fun family day for the whole of Savai’i.
Life is a mystery; and the best part about the unknown is that the scars of the past will never determine where we would end up next. Meet Suai’a Matagi of the Toa Samoa. He is living proof that change is possible having been able to turn his life around. Suai’a was convicted at the age of 17 for drunken assault.
Iosefa Paulo is not taking anything for granted. He is proud and excited to get another opportunity to play for Toa Samoa in this year’s Rugby League World Cup. Paulo played for Toa Samoa in the 2008 Rugby League World Cup.
It is more than just wearing a blue and white jersey for Pita Godinet. What matters to him is who owns the jersey. “We are not the owners of these jerseys we are just the custodians,” said Pita Godinet.
Toa Samoa veteran, Frank Pritchard, has spoken of the honour he feels to captain his country for what could be his last Rugby League World Cup. Speaking to the Samoa Observer, the Paramatta Eels and Toa Samoa second rower said he feels blessed to be able to don the blue jersey once more.
Toa Samoa coach, Matt Parish, has revealed the reason behind Toa Samoa’s seemingly low-key preparations weeks away from the Rugby League World Cup. While all the attention has been on Tonga, Parish said this is good for the Toa Samoa, who landed in the country on Sunday and have been training hard at Apia Park.
You can take the boy out of Samoa but never Samoa out of the boy. Despite being born and nurtured in a different country, Jarome Luai, the least experienced member of the Toa Samoa squad, is proud to be back to the place he calls home. The youngest star of the national rugby league team hails from the village of Palauli, Savai’i.
Comedian Tofiga Fepulea’i has thrown his weight behind efforts to sell tickets for the Toa Samoa and New Zealand Rugby League World Cup at Mt. Smart Stadium on 28 October 2017. In a video from the Rugby League World Cup, Tofiga as Aunty Tala dons a Toa Samoa jersey and cracks a couple of jokes about the players.
An ava ceremony welcomed the new members of the Toa Samoa to the team as they gear up for the Rugby League World Cup at the end of the month. Rugby League Samoa organised the ava ceremony at the Tanoa Tusitala Hotel on Monday night.
Sam Tagataese, is happy to be home and back in the Toa Samoa squad. The Cronulla Sharks player told the Samoa Observer he was excited to be joining the team who touched down yesterday morning for one week’s preparations before the Rugby League World Cup.
New Zealand-born and former Australian Kangaroos star, Josh Papali’i, is delighted with his selection for the Toa Samoa 2017 Rugby League World Cup squad. He, along with several others, will make his international debut for Samoa in the upcoming Rugby League World Cup after being selected in the team’s 24-man squad last week.
Blood is thicker than water. Aussie soccer star will be motivating the Samoa rugby league side through his cousins Frank Winterstein and Ben Roberts. Winterstein and Cahill have been friends since childhood and their blood ties have kept them grounded and connected for love of country and family.
Toa Samoa got a much-needed hit out prior to the World Cup against the NSW Country U23 team last night. Although a win was not the point of the exercise, Matt Parish’s team secured a 40-23 victory as a bonus.
Toa Samoa will warm up for the World Cup against the Country U23’s team this Friday, with Toa Samoa naming a strong team for the clash at McDonalds Park, Wagga Wagga.
National Rugby League star Jarryd Hayne will turn out for Fiji for the first time in nine years after being chosen in its 24-man squad for the Rugby League World Cup.
League convert Matt Duffie and hooker Asafo Aumua have been named among four uncapped players in a 37-man All Blacks squad to play tests in Britain and France next month.
Japanese boxer Ryota Murata defeated France's Hassan N'Dam by technical knockout on Sunday to win the WBA middleweight title.
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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