Jason Taumalolo and Andrew Fifita at the end of the narrow 20-18 loss to England.

Tonga fans sign petition to protest World Cup semi defeat

More than 35,000 fans have signed an online petition calling for an explanation of the no-try call Saturday that cost Tonga an historic victory over England in a semifinal of the Rugby League World Cup.

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DANIEL WILLIAM CARTER (Racing Metro 92)

Carter to leave Racing 92 for Japanese club Kobe Steelers

Former All Blacks flyhalf Dan Carter will leave French club Racing 92 at the end of the season and go to Japanese club Kobe Steelers.

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Valentine Holmes runs in yet another try.

Australia beats Fiji 54-6 in Rugby League World Cup semi

Winger Valentine Holmes became the first player to score six tries in a test as defending champion Australia beat Fiji 54-6 in the first semifinal of the Rugby League World Cup on Friday.

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Bodybuilders pose up for Mr. Samoa

The Mr. Samoa Bodybuilding competition is back. It is scheduled to make its long awaited return on Saturday 25 November at 7pm at the Tanoa Tusitala Hotel.

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Andrew Fifita of Tonga is tackled during the RLWC Quarter Final, Tonga v Lebanon, Rugby League World Cup 2017.

England, Australia, Tonga, Fiji in WCup semifinals

England has joined defending champion Australia, Tonga and Fiji in the semifinals of the Rugby League World Cup after weekend quarterfinals which showed the full flowering of Pacific Islands league on the world stage.

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Kolisi Viki, Alatina Ioelu and Kerene Faasisila taking some time out.

S.C.O.P.A. netball for a good cause

The rain on Saturday morning failed to dampen the spirits of staff members from more than 20 companies, businesses and organizations who participated in the Kings and Queens Netball tournament.

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Jordan Chewlit wins Tupua Fred Wetzell Trophy

Jordan Chewlit has done it again. He is triumphant following the Squash tournament sponsored by Apia Concrete Products yesterday.

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Fiji celebrate the final whistle.

Fiji shocks NZ, Tonga edges Lebanon to reach WCup semis

Fiji pulled off one of the biggest upsets in Rugby League World Cup history Saturday when it beat tournament co-hosts New Zealand 4-2 in the quarterfinals.

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Valentine Holmes touches down to score a try for Australia against Samoa. Photograph: Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images

Samoa knocked out of World Cup

Toa Samoa has been knocked out of the Rugby League World Cup by a dominant Australian team.

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Maria and Israel Folau during a recent public appearance. Photo: Getty Images.

Maria Tutaia marries Folau in ‘secret ceremony’

There are reports that Samoa Kiwi superstar, Maria Tutaia, has tied the knot to her Tongan Australia beau, Israel Folau. Several media reports out of Australia indicates the wedding took place before a select number of guests on a private property in Kangaroo Valley yesterday.

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Squash players in action for the A.C.P Squash tournament. Photo / Misiona Simo

A.C.P. Squash tournament underway

The Apia Concrete Products (A.C.P.) Squash tournament brought plenty of action to Tuanaimato yesterday evening. It was opened by the President of the Samoa Squash Association, Masoe Norman Wetzell. 

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TEAM SAMOA ON THE MOVE: Faaso'otauloa Sam Saili, Nynette Sass, Fepulea'i Patrick Fepulea'i and Tuala Mathew Vaea.

Team Samoa gears up for Vanuatu

Team Samoa will be competing in 11 sports at the upcoming Pacific Mini Games in Vanuatu next month. This was confirmed by the Team Samoa General Manager for the Vanuatu Mini Games and Commonwealth Games, Tuala Mathew Vaea, yesterday.

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Frank Pritchard in action for Samoa.

Captain returns for Toa Samoa’s quarterfinal against Australia

Toa Samoa captain Frank Pritchard and halfback Ben Roberts will return for Friday night's Rugby League World Cup quarter-final against Australia in Darwin. Lock Leeson Ah Mau has been recalled to the starting line-up.

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Angie Keen.

Awards for Samoa’s athletes

It is that time of year for the annual Samoa Events Awards. It has been an incredibly long year with a lot of activity and action. The first event was in January and the last weekend event took place on Saturday at Falefa Falls. 

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10km starters. (inset) Chiaki Sakakibara wins the women’s race.

JICA dominates at Falefa Falls 10km

A new women’s winner was crowned at Falefa Falls yesterday in Samoa Events final weekend race of the year.

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Lupe ole Soaga soccer team with management. Photos: SSFA.

Strong faith sustains sports success

Lupe ole Soaga has done it again. With nine weeks of the ongoing football tournament and the premier league team still hasn’t lost a game.

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Josh Papalii on the charge. Photo: NRL.com.

Samoa survives Scotland scare to advance to quarterfinal

They failed to win a single game in Group B but Samoa have progressed to the quarter-finals of the Rugby League World Cup after a 14-all draw with Scotland.

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Tonga's David Fusitua scores a try.

Tonga upsets New Zealand at Rugby League World Cup

David Fusitu'a scored a second-half hat trick as Tonga produced one of the biggest upsets in Rugby League World Cup history by rallying from a 14-point halftime deficit to beat New Zealand 28-22 on Saturday and secure top spot in Group B.

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Fijian fans.

Fiji secures quarterfinal spot with 38-10 over Italy at RLWC

Winger Suliasi Vunivalu scored three times within 10 minutes on Friday to help Fiji secure a Rugby League World Cup quarterfinal spot with a 38-10 win over Italy in Pool D.

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Lesa ma Penn and Isitolo Accountant with the Samoa Observer team.

Business House touch tourney heats up

The Samoa Touch Association annual Business House Touch Rugby tournament is back with an exciting display of talents at St. Joseph’s College field.

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Rugby

Raelene Castle.

Raelene Castle appointed as Rugby Australia CEO

Raelene Castle will take over as chief executive officer at Rugby Australia next month, becoming the first woman to lead one of the major national unions in world rugby.

Boxing

Ukraine's Wladimir Klitschko and Britain's Tyson Fury, right, exchange blows in a world heavyweight title fight as Fury wins Klitschko's WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO belts in the Esprit Arena in Duesseldorf, western Germany.

Fury receives backdated 2-year doping ban, free to box again

Former world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury accepted a backdated two-year doping ban on Tuesday, freeing him to fight again if he regains his boxing license.

NFL

New Orleans Saints players kneel down before the U.S. anthem was played for an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins at Wembley Stadium in London, Sunday Oct. 1, 2017.

Trump puts NFL players on notice: Stand for national anthem

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.

Football

Bronze medal for Samoa in Futsal

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.

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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