The Samoa Under-20 rugby team had their only major day of training yesterday before playing Tonga again in the Oceania U20 Championship decider on Saturday. After Tuesday’s 16-12 loss, the team had a day of recovery on Wednesday, and today went through a lighter captain’s run.
Having just returned from a tournament and camp in New Zealand, Marist Boxing are confident of good results at the Champ of Champs national Samoa boxing tournament starting today.
Samoa’s best young tennis talents flew to New Zealand today to test themselves against some of the best players in the region. A team of twenty children aged between 7 and 16 will represent the Vailima Tennis Academy (V.T.A.) Club at the Waikato Xmas Junior Open from the 7th to the 12th of December, followed by the Auckland Junior Championships from the 17th to the 20th.
Former Mr Samoa Karl Tui Adam thinks healthier lifestyles are key to combatting NCD’s in Samoa – and he wants to live to 100 to help prove it.
Samoa U20s coach Mailo Potu Leavasa sent his players out to play running, expansive rugby against Tonga, but in the end it mattered little whether this was the right gameplan or not.
The Samoa U20s rugby team lost a mistake-filled game against Tonga 16-12 at ACP Marist St Joseph Stadium yesterday afternoon. They will need to win the second game of the Oceania Rugby U20s Trophy on Saturday by more than four points to book a place in the 2019 World Rugby Under 20 Trophy to be held in Brazil. Samoa were keen to shift the ball wide at every opportunity right from kickoff.
New Zealand captain Kane Williamson scored a fighting half century on a turning wicket Monday and rallied his team to 229-7 on the first day of the third and final test against Pakistan.
If Australia's Stephanie Gilmore captures the gold medal when surfing makes its Olympic debut two years from now, it might not be her most meaningful win.
The theme of the Marist St Joseph’s Sports Club annual general meeting on Thursday was ‘We serve only the best interests of Marist, not our own’. Re-elected club president Faimalomatumua Mathew Lemisio touched on this in his report to the AGM.
Samoa Sports Lotto committed $500,000 tala to the Samoa Rugby Union yesterday to assist with the Manu Samoa’s preparations for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.
The Samoa Triathlon Union received a donation of equipment from the World Triathlon Union and Triathlon Australia yesterday at Tanoa Tusitala Hotel.
The Samoan national netball team attended the Special Needs School (Inclusive Education) Sports Day at N.U.S. Gym yesterday. Loto Taumafai School, Aoga Fiamalamalama, and Senese took part in the Ministry of Education, Sports and Culture (M.E.S.C.) programme.
Samoa lost their final game of the Oceania Women’s Rugby Championship to defending champions Fiji 43-12. The match between the two remaining unbeaten teams at the tournament is Samoa’s first loss since returning to the international scene after four years in the wilderness.
Rugby Australia has confirmed Michael Cheika will lead Australia to next year's World Cup but from now on will work under the supervision of Scott Johnson, who takes a new role as Australia's director of rugby.
Lupesoliai Joseph Parker went two years without a knockout win, but when it came against Alexander Flores in Christchurch this morning, it was worth the wait. Lupesoliai knocked Flores out with 2:51 gone in round three, with a brutal seven punch combo completing a well-crafted performance.
He can laugh about it now, the concept of being "too big" that led him on this extraordinary journey to the Philadelphia Eagles.
Samoa’s wild 5-all draw in their second game of the OFC Nations Cup against Tahiti had a bit of everything. Perhaps lucky to escape a red card for lashing out in retaliation, 15-year-old striker Sina Sataraka ended up with a hattrick.
The Samoa Basketball Federation started its four-day tournament at Apia Park gym earlier this week. The various categories competing in the tournament include open women and men, Under 17 and 14 boys, girls’ teams from Upolu, Savaii and an open men’s team from American Samoa.
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