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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
All Blacks flanker Sam Cane has undergone surgery in South Africa after fracturing his neck in Saturday's Rugby Championship test against the Springboks.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
Winger Rieko Ioane scored two tries as New Zealand rebounded from a shock loss to South Africa to beat Argentina 35-17 Saturday to win the Rugby Championship for the sixth time in seven years.
Heavyweights Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury have wrapped up their three-city publicity tour for their upcoming bout by nearly coming to blows again.
He can laugh about it now, the concept of being "too big" that led him on this extraordinary journey to the Philadelphia Eagles.
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.
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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