Australia's Reece Hodge scores a try during the 2nd All Black vs Australia Bledisloe Cup rugby match at Eden Park in Auckland on Saturday the 25th of August 2018.

Utility back Hodge out of Wallaby tour with broken ankle

Utility back Reece Hodge has been ruled out of Australia's four season-ending rugby tests after breaking his ankle in training.

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AT TRAINING: Some of the Manu Sina players working hard.

Manu Sina holds trials for Oceania Seven’s

The Manu Sina 7’s team held their first trial at the Samoa Rugby Union fields to select a team for the Oceania Sevens in Fiji from November 9-10. Team Manager, Toluiva Keneti Alapati said 20 players have been selected from the local sevens competition this year.

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TOUR NUMBER EIGHT: The Mosman Junior Rugby Club from Sydney, Australia joining forces with Samoa Rugby Academy and Robert Louis Stevenson School.

Mosman continues proud Samoa visit tradition

The Mosman Junior Rugby club from Sydney, Australia, love Samoa. They are here for their eighth tour since 2010. Team Manager, Diana Kahui said they bring a different group every year and for this year they’ve only brought a small group.

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SAMOA A HEAD COACH: Muliagatele Brian Limā.

Lima reveals secret to Samoa A success

Discipline and being well-prepared were the secrets behind Samoa A going on to win the World Rugby Americas Pacific Challenge. This was according to the head coach Muliagatele Brian Limā in an interview with the Samoa Observer.

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TOUCH RUGBY REFEREES: Participants of the Touch Rugby level one ref course.

Touch rugby develops officials

The first touch rugby referee course level one is part of critical steps being taken to develop the sport in Samoa. The course makes up the Samoa Touch Rugby Incorporated’s (S.T.R.I.) strategic plan to develop officials which will help grow the sport.

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New Zealand All Blacks captain Kieran Read is interviewed following a press conference at the Prebbleton Rugby Club on the outskirts of Christchurch, New Zealand, Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. The All Blacks have taken the unprecedented step of naming a player b

New Zealand All Blacks select 51 for season-ending tour

The All Blacks have taken the unprecedented step of selecting a player based in Japan among an enlarged squad of 51 for autumn test matches against Australia, Japan, England, Ireland and Italy.

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Wigan Captain Sean O Laughlin and Sam Tomkins lift the trophy.

Wane's Wigan beats Warrington 12-4 in grand final

Wigan beat Warrington 12-4 in the English Super League grand final on Saturday to keep its promise to send coach Shaun Wane out on a high.

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Australia's coach Michael Cheika listens to the anthems prior to a Rugby Championship rugby match against Argentina in Salta, Argentina, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Gonzalo Prados)

East to west, Rugby Australia switches venue for Bledisloe

Rugby Australia is moving one of the Bledisloe Cup tests west to Perth next year, hoping that a change from the traditional venues will bring about a change in the Wallabies' fortunes against a dominant New Zealand in the annual series.

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P.R.P.W. Chief Executive and former Manu Samoa forward Daniel Leo and Samoa Rugby Union’s Chairman and Prime Minister Tuila'epa Dr. Sa'ilele Malielegaoi.

World Rugby Council seat a “smokescreen,” P.M. a “happy-faced islander”

The Pacific Rugby Players’ Welfare (P.R.P.W.) group has dismissed the significance of the Samoa Rugby Union (S.R.U.) securing a seat on the World Rugby’s Council, labelling it a “smokescreen”. P.R.P.W. Chief Executive and former Manu Samoa forward, Daniel Leo, said the decision continues World Rugby’s administration of the game like “those who found justification in segregation.”

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Samoa A overpowers Tonga, 23-15 in Americas Pacific Cup

Samoa A has continued its winning form at the Americas Pacific Cup, overcoming Tonga A, 23-15, this morning. Winger Vaili scored a double to help the Muliagatele Brian Lima-coached team maintain their unbeaten record at the tournament, following a famous win over Argentina a few days ago.

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Two changes to Samoa A team for their match against Tonga A

Samoa A head coach Muliagatele Brian Lima has named his side for another tough match tomorrow morning, Thursday 11 October 2018 at 4:00am (local time), against their brothers from the friendly islands of Tonga. One noticeable change to Lima's side is left winger Measala Seumala who was ruled out just before the start of their first game against Argentina XV when he injured his knee during warm up.

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S.R.U’s Chief Executive Officer, Faleomavaega Vincent Fepulea’i and Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi.

Rugby Chief confirms Samoa’s seat on World Rugby Council

Samoa has been awarded a seat on the World Rugby Council. The decision has been confirmed by the Samoa Rugby Union chief executive Office, Faleomavaega Vincent Fepulea'i, according to a report from Radio New Zealand. 

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Tusi Pisi.

Manu Samoa coach Jackson names team for Northern Hemisphere tour

Manu Samoa's squad for the forthcoming Northern Hemisphere Tour in November this year has been named. Head coach Steve Jackson has retained most of the old heads in the team with a number of new young blood. Eleven players in the squad play their rugby in NZ with twenty of them playing in Europe.

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Sam Cane is injured. Investec Rugby Championship, All Blacks vs Australia, Rugby Union Test Match Eden Park, Auckland. 25 August 2018.

All Blacks flanker Cane has surgery for neck fracture

All Blacks flanker Sam Cane has undergone surgery in South Africa after fracturing his neck in Saturday's Rugby Championship test against the Springboks.

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Samoa A scores historical win against Argentina

Samoa A has handed two-time defending Americas Pacific Challenge champions Argentina their first loss in the three-year history of the tournament, beating 36-31 on Sunday. In what was a good opening day for the Oceania representatives, Tonga A also recorded a 39-30 victory against last year's runners-up, the USA Select XV, while Uruguay A christened the new artificial pitch at their Estadio Charrua home with a 35-21 win against their Canadian counterparts.

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Argentina's Pablo Matera (6) can't stop Australia's Michael Hooper from scoring a try during their Rugby Championship match in Salta, Argentina, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Gonzalo Prados)

Australia stages huge 2nd-half comeback to beat Pumas 45-34

Australia stunned Argentina with five second-half tries to overcome a 31-7 halftime deficit and beat the Pumas 45-34 Saturday in the final match of the Rugby Championship.

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New Zealand's players celebrate at the end the Rugby Championship match between South Africa and New Zealand at Loftus Versfeld stadium in Pretoria, South Africa, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

All Blacks earn last-gasp revenge over South Africa

For New Zealand, it was a victory as satisfying as clinching the Rugby Championship title itself. The All Blacks came back from the dead twice on Saturday, scoring two tries in the dying minutes to beat South Africa 32-30 and exact revenge for a painful home loss to the Springboks three weeks ago.

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Australia's Michael Hooper makes a run with the ball the rugby test match against South Africa, in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018. (AP Photo)

Foley back at flyhalf for Australia, Pumas make 7 changes

Bernard Foley has been recalled to the starting lineup at flyhalf for Australia's final Rugby Championship match against Argentina on Saturday, while Pumas coach Mario Ledesma made seven changes to his 23-man squad.

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Sam Cane of New Zealand's All Blacks, left, is tackled by Tomas Cubelli of Argentina's Los Pumas, during a rugby Championship match in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

Title secured, All Blacks now out to prove a point vs. Boks

Even after wrapping up a third straight southern hemisphere title, the All Blacks face a defining game for their season and, maybe, for the hopes of all the others at the Rugby World Cup next year.

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Manu Samoa Sevens coach, Sir Gordon Tietjens.

Manu Sevens training squad named

Manu Samoa Sevens coach, Sir Gordon Tietjens has named his wider training squad as they gear up for the 2018/2019 World Rugby Sevens Series. It kicks off with the Dubai Sevens at the end of October. Samoa was ranked No. 10 at the end of the World Rugby Sevens series in June this year. This is the team:

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Tyson Fury, left, and Deontay Wilder face off, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, during a news conference in New York.

Heavyweights Wilder, Fury scuffle at promotional appearance

Heavyweights Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury have wrapped up their three-city publicity tour for their upcoming bout by nearly coming to blows again.


Philadelphia Eagles offensive lineman Jordan Mailata, of Australia, heads off the field after an NFL football rookie minicamp at the team's training facility in Philadelphia. Mailata has made the cut for the Super Bowl

Too big for rugby, Eagles tackle Mailata is ready for NFL

He can laugh about it now, the concept of being "too big" that led him on this extraordinary journey to the Philadelphia Eagles.


Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo and his partner Georgina sit in the stands prior to the Champions League, group H soccer match between Juventus and Young Boys, at the Allianz stadium in Turin, Italy, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

Cristiano Ronaldo denies rape accusations on social media

Cristiano Ronaldo denied the accusations of rape against him, saying Wednesday that he had a "clear conscience" as he awaits the conclusions of an investigation.


Teams playing at the Apia Park Gym within the Teuila Festival (Photo Anina Kazaz).

Basketball tournament kicks off

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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