Representative from Rowlen Finance Services, with members of the Tulimatala team from Faleula and members of the committee of the tournament.

Lotoso’a Sale’imoa celebrates

Tulimatala team from Faleula, went home with the grand prize of $2,000tala and a trophy sponsored by Rowlen’s Finance yesterday during a prize giving for Samoan Cricket (Kilikiti).

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Thank you very much: Joanna Russell and her sister with their two sons, Damian and Ryan Russell.

Super help for Super Kids

Samoa International Cricket is the grateful recipient of a donation of uniforms from the Morrinsville Junior Cricket Club. 

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Getting their race numbers in Apia for the Savaii this Saturday, Noriyuki Arai and Kuniyoshi Watanabe of Japan will line up for the full marathon.

Outlook great for Savai’i Marathon

The weather for the ANZ Savaii Marathon on Saturday is great, good for running and walking. Light cloud cover and light showers are in the forecast for Saturday morning – just the type of conditions you want for the Half Marathon and 10km race. 

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ANZ Savai’i Marathon goes plastic free

Runners, and walkers, in the ANZ Savai’i Marathon event this weekend on the big island will not be handed their drink during the race in a plastic bottle, instead, ice cold water will be served in paper cups. 

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Kahn Fotuali'i during the All Blacks v Manu Samoa rugby union test match at Apia Park.

Manu Samoa could play All Blacks in Auckland

Samoa are understood to be keen to play, as they will already be in camp ahead of their June test programme. Their best players will be available and the opportunity to take on the All Blacks is never one any country wants to turn down.

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Alatasi Tupou makes a break for the line during Samoa's 31-17 victory over Kenya.

Alatasi Tupou back for Hong Kong

Veteran playmaker Alatasi Tupou is back in the fray for the Manu Samoa Sevens team for the Hong Kong Sevens.

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Lydia Kok, of New Zealand, checks her lines on the 11th hole during the HSBC Women's Champions golf tournament held at Sentosa Golf Club's Tanjong course in Singapore.

Ko returns to ANA Inspiration with Jutanugarn in hot pursuit

Lydia Ko remembers holding her arms above her head in a heart shape when she leaped into Poppie's Pond last year.

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Winners Senior Division – St Mary’s Primary School.

Grassroots netball builds for the future

The scorching sun on Friday afternoon did not matter to young keen netballers playing in the final games of the Faleata/Vaimauga KidsNET Primary Competition.  

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Melbourne Storm fans.

Roosters, Storm unbeaten after 4 NRL rounds

The Melbourne Storm overcame a 14-0 deficit to beat the Wests Tigers 22-14 Sunday and join the Sydney Roosters as the only undefeated teams after four rounds in the National Rugby League.

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Samauga Primary School.

Taking rugby to schools

This week the Samoa Rugby Union(SRU) Development team held its ongoing School Development program in Savaii and Upolu, doing a complete circle around the whole island of Savaii and also in Matautu Falelatai. 

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Winners: Wellington Team winner of the Friendship Shield.

Samoa’s U20 squad named

Samoa’s U20’s team is gearing up for an important test window.  

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APIA UNION FARMER JOE SHIELD HOLDERS: The SCOPA rugby team.

Farmer Joe Supermarket lends a Super hand

Taula Apia Rugby Union Shield holder, and the champion of the Under 20 for Pool A, is none other than the resilient SCOPA Rugby Club. 

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Jason Taumalolo of the Cowboys.

Taumalolo signs 10-year deal to stay with Cowboys in NRL

Jason Taumalolo has signed a 10-year contract, one of the longest in the history of the National Rugby League, to stay with the North Queensland Cowboys until the end of 2027.

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Team Samoa:  Samoa Weightlifting Family.

Weightlifters golden performance

Competing against 17 countries and 450 weightlifters, team Samoa swept with another medal haul at the Australian International Open.

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PODIUM FINISH: Laurel Hubbard (middle) with Samoa’s Iuniarra Sipaia on the left.

Transgender lifter who beat Samoan woman sparks controversy

A transgender weightlifter from New Zealand has sparked controversy after winning a women’s competition on Sunday, beating a Samoan athlete in the process.

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Anthony Milford in action.

Milford declares availability for Samoa

Brisbane star Anthony Milford has confirmed his desire to play for Samoa in the May 6 Test against England at Campbelltown Stadium and at the end of season Rugby League World Cup.

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The Business Systems Back to School kids mixed netball tournament last Saturday exposed some very enthusiastic up and coming netballers.

Kids mixed netball attracts some eager youngins

The Business Systems Back to School kids mixed netball tournament last Saturday exposed some very enthusiastic up and coming netballers.  

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Mosese Suli of the Wests Tigers.

Panthers rebound in emphatic style in Australia's NRL

Beaten badly in their opening match of the National Rugby League season, the Penrith Panthers bounced back in the second round with a similarly dominating performance over the favored Wests Tigers.

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TEAM SAMOA: The lifters after their trials last week Saturday in front of Island Rock at Togafuafua.

Lifters ready for Australian International open

12 lifters from the Samoa weightlifting Federation have been selected to represent Samoa in Australia next week in the Australian International Open.

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GO THE MANU: The Manu Samoa Sevens in Vancouver. Their first game today is against Argentina (Local time: 8.14AM), then Fiji (Local Time: 12.12PM) and Wales (Local Time: 3.30 PM)

Selesele out, Alofipo gets his chance in Vancouver

It’s official. Veteran forward Faalemiga Selesele will miss the Vancouver Sevens, which is starting today.

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Rugby

George Bridge from the Crusaders with Clinton Swart from the Cheetahs left and Francois Venter (captain) from the Cheetahs right during the 2017 Super Rugby game between the Cheetahs and the Crusaders at Toyota Stadium in Bloemfontein.

Crusaders romp to 9th straight win in Super Rugby

The Crusaders romped to a ninth straight win to keep hold of top spot in Super Rugby on Saturday, and closest rivals the Lions began their tour of Australia with a win and clinched a bonus point with the last move of the game.

Boxing

British boxer Anthony Joshua, right, fights Ukrainian boxer Wladimir Klitschko for Joshua's IBF and the vacant WBA Super World and IBO heavyweight titles at Wembley stadium in London, Saturday, April 29, 2017.

British heavyweight boxing star Joshua knocks out Klitschko

Anthony Joshua survived the first knockdown of his young career, coming back to drop Wladimir Klitschko twice before stopping him in the 11th round Saturday night to retain his heavyweight titles.

NFL

This photo released by MAGO on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 shows Tom Brady's Super Bowl LI jersey after it was recovered by authorities in Mexico City.

Brady's Super Bowl jerseys returned to New England Patriots

Tom Brady's stolen Super Bowl jerseys are back with the New England Patriots.

Football

Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo.

Ronaldo scores on return home as Portugal loses to Sweden

Cristiano Ronaldo scored on his emotional return home, but Portugal squandered a two-goal lead to lose 3-2 to Sweden in a friendly on Tuesday.

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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