MANU COACH: Sir Gordon Tietjens.

Sevens progress impress C.E.O.

Samoa Rugby Union C.E.O. Faleomava’ega Vincent Fepulea’i has praised the performance of the contracted Rugby 7’s players so far after the first two legs of the Sevens Series in Dubai and Cape Town last month.

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Mathieu Bastareaud.

Toulon captain Bastareaud apologizes after homophobic slur

France center Mathieu Bastareaud has apologized after using an anti-gay slur during a Champions Cup match.

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C.E.O.: Faleomavaega Vincent Fepulea’i.

Rugby chief denies Samoan players using cocaine

The Chief Executive Officer of the Samoa Rugby Union, Faleomavaega Vincent Fepulea’i, has swiftly moved to distant Manu Samoa players – sevens and 15s – from claims that many professional players are using cocaine.

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Kato Ottio gets tackled by Kallum Watkins and Sam Burgess during the England Vs Papua New Guinea 2017 Rugby League World Cup Quarter Final match at the Melbourne Rectangular Stadium.

Papua New Guinean rugby league player dies at 23

Kato Ottio, who played for Papua New Guinea at the Rugby League World Cup last year, has died after falling ill at training. He was 23.

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Members of the Marist Sports Club Executive with members of China Rugby Union delegation in Samoa. Photo: Marist Samoa.

Chinese team confirmed for 2018 Marist Sevens

The 30th Marist International Sevens will experience yet another first this year. A team from China is set to participate in the tournament scheduled for the 16-17 February 2018.

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SAMOA PLAYER: Danny Kayes scores a try for Samoa at the Vancouver Sevens.

NZ Herald investigation uncovers anti-Samoa effort

A former Manu Samoa Sevens player, national Coach Sir Gordon Tietjens and four other Samoan players have been caught in the middle of a brewing controversy involving New Zealand Rugby.

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Head Coach of Wales Warren Gatland

North injury adds to Wales woes ahead of Six Nations

Wales' injury problems have intensified ahead of the Six Nations, with George North the latest player to be a doubt for the start of the tournament.

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Bryan Williams - Coach of the Manu Samoa Rugby Team during a training session at the 1999 Rugby World Cup held in the United Kingdom.

Tuifa’asisina becomes ‘Sir Bryan’

Former Manu Samoa coach and rugby legend, Tuifa’asisina Bryan 'BG' Williams has become ‘Sir Bryan.’

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Jordan Lay.

Edinburgh signs Manu Samoa prop

Edinburgh have signed Samoan international prop Jordan Lay ahead of Saturday’s highly anticipated 1872 Cup second leg against Glasgow Warriors, Planetrugby reports.

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Wales v South Africa - Under Armour Series -Taulupe Faletau of Wales gets into space.

Bath fined $80K for letting Faletau play for Wales vs Boks

Bath was fined 60,000 pounds ($80,000) on Wednesday for making No. 8 Taulupe Faletau available for Wales' rugby test against South Africa this month. The match on Dec. 2 fell outside World Rugby's official release window, but Bath let Faletau go.

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Elliot Daly of England tackled during England v Australia during the Old Mutual Wealth Series at Twickenham Stadium on November 18, 2017 in London, England.

England pair Daly, Hughes to miss start of 6 Nations

England will be without winger Elliot Daly and No. 8 Nathan Hughes for a significant period of its Six Nations title defense because of injuries.

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Jeriah Mua.

Decision by young Samoans to turn down NZ jersey for Samoa turning heads

The decision by two young Samoan men based in New Zealand to choose to play for Samoa is turning heads all over the world. Jeriah Mua is among two players who had been asked to play for New Zealand at this weekend’s World School Sevens tournament but have opted to play for Samoa instead.

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Kieran Read - All Blacks captain smiles as he leaves the field and the Scotland players gather into a hudle in the background.Scotland v New Zealand, BT Murrayfield, Edinburgh, Scotland, Saturday 18th November 2017.

All Blacks captain Kieran Read to undergo back surgery

All Blacks captain Kieran Read will undergo surgery to repair a prolapsed lumbar disc in his back and will make a delayed return to rugby in the 2018 season.

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Taulupe Faletau

Wales star Faletau set to miss 6 Nations after knee injury

Wales No. 8 Taulupe Faletau will likely miss the Six Nations after tearing a ligament in his left knee. Faletau was hurt while playing for Bath in a Champions Cup match on Saturday, when he was cleared out of a ruck by Toulon's Mathieu Bastareaud.

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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.

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NEW AUCKLAND MITRE 10 COACH: Namualuulu Alama Ieremia.

Namulauulu primed for new role with Auckland Rugby Union

Former Manu Samoa coach, Namulauulu Alama Ieremia, has a new role. He will guide the Auckland Rugby Union’s Mitre 10 Cup team for the next three years. In a statement, Namulauulu says he is primed to take the reins at Auckland.

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Action from the recent test match between Manu Samoa and England where England walked away with millions while Manu Samoa got nothing.

While Samoan rugby struggles financially, England commits T$400m to win World Cup

While rugby in Samoa and Pacific countries struggle with finances and management issues, the big boys of the sport are facing a different challenge. England, for instance, is reported to have already committed unprecedented financial support in their efforts to win the 2019 World Cup, with the ultimate goal of stopping the All Blacks from claiming the Webb Ellis trophy for the third consecutive time.

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The Manu Samoa Sevens celebrate.

Gold after Manu Samoa Sevens overcomes Fiji in Vanuatu

The Manu Samoa Sevens team in Vanuatu is celebrating sweet success. It follows a remarkable 14-7 victory over Fiji in the Cup final at the Pacific Mini Games in Port Vila, Vanuatu. 

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GREAT MEMORIES: The 2017 domestic season included the Sevens series sponsored by Bluesky. The Moataa team is pictured here with Melinda Brown of Bluesky.

Cancellation spells end for Union’s domestic rugby in 2017

Samoa’s domestic rugby season has ended prematurely, the Samoa Rugby Union announced yesterday. It follows the cancellation of the Bluesky National 10s tournament last weekend due to bad weather.

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Ma'a Nonu.

Nonu, Vito show interest in Manu Samoa – reports

Ma'a Nonu is reportedly interested in playing for the Manu Samoa at the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan. Although Samoa has yet to secure a spot in the tournament, the Daily Mail reports that Nonu and former All Blacks teammate Victor Vito have signalled interest in playing for Samoa under the proposed changes.

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Boxing

World Heavyweight boxers Anthony Joshua of Britain, left, and Joseph Parker hold their belts as they pose for photographers after a media conference in London.

Joshua won't take Parker's drug-cheat bait

If Joseph Parker wants to rile Anthony Joshua it's going to be tough. Not even being branded a drugs cheat ahead of their heavyweight unification fight provoked a mellowed Joshua. "There's so much boring trash-talk that nothing is new anymore," Joshua said after a news conference with Parker on Tuesday to launch their March 31 fight in Cardiff, Wales.

NFL

Tua Tagovailoa.

Tua Tagovailoa stars in Alabama win

To add another championship to the greatest dynasty college football has ever seen, Alabama turned to its quarterback of the future, and Tua Tagovailoa proved that his time is now.

Football

Saudi men and women attend national day ceremonies at the King Fahd stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Saudi stadiums open for women in a first to watch soccer

Saudi women were allowed into a sports stadium for the first time Friday to watch a soccer match between two local teams — though they were segregated in the stands from the male-only crowd with designated seating in the so-called "family section."

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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