Players gearing up for training

Touch rugby gears up for National trials

The Samoa Touch Rugby Inc. (STRI) is gearing up for its BSP National Elite Touch Tournament – Clash of the Legends next week 31st August – 1st September 2018. 

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2018 Champ of Champs Athletics Competition.

Vaiola College rules senior boys in Champ of champs

Talent doesn’t always mean you will be successful, but you have a chance to compete. This was highlighted in the 2018 Champ of Champ Athletics Competition at Apia Park, yesterday.

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Samoa Volleyball men's team/Samoa wins bronze medal at 2018 Oceania National Indoor volleyball championship in New Caledonia.

Bronze medal for Samoa Volleyball team

The Samoa volleyball men’s team claimed bronze medal at Oceania National Indoor Volleyball Championship in New Caledonia. They won against host nation New Caledonia, but lost to New Zealand, 0-3 sets, in the semi-finals.

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“Drink the Kool Aid” takes Fittest team title at Toa Games

Team Drink the Kool Aid has taken out the title of the Fittest Team in Samoa at the 2018 Toa Games at Vaitele last Saturday.

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Participants from Australia and New Zealand at the Prizegiving Ceremony and Dinner at Taumeasina Resort.

Samoa Squash Open ends with celebration

Samoa’s local and guest squash players were treated to an entertaining Saturday night to celebrate the end of the first squash open in 20 years. Players from different countries mingled and ate together before being treated to a cultural performance of siva dancing, music, and a fire show in the courtyard.

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Samoa Badminton Federation prepares for 2019 Pacific Games.

Badminton Federation gears up for Pacific Games

Samoa Badminton Federation (S.B.F.) held a two and a half days capacity training workshop in Savaii for the upcoming 2019 Pacific Games.

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Apia Maroons reigned victorious in the Bluesky National Women’s Sevens.

Apia Maroons get sevens title

Apia Maroons have won the Bluesky National Women’s Sevens title. 

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Keen players giving their all to claim that number one title.

Schools play their hearts out

Heavy rain last Friday failed to dampen the spirits of six private schools that competed in their annual netball tournament.

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WELL DONE: Paul Wright, organiser of the squash tournament, with men’s final winner Joshua Larkin. Photo / Natalie Burgess.

Australian and New Zealand win Squash Open

Australian Joshua Larkin dominated the men’s final in the 2018 Samoa Squash Open last night to come out victorious over New Zealand’s Jackson Beresford. 

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ALO PAOPAO 2018 UNDERWAY: Action from the first day of the 2018 Alo Paopao Festival which took place on the waters at Sheraton Samoa Aggie Grey’s Beach Resort yesterday.

AloPaopao Festival underway

The Le AitoV1 Samoa and Matson AloPaopao Festival officially opened at Sheraton Samoa Aggie Grey’s Beach Resort Mulifanua. Yesterday, 26 paddlers competed in five different categories which included junior 16 for girls, open women’s, open men’s, master’s women, and masters men.

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Intense Competition between the participating private schools.

Ah Mu Academy dominates tournament

Ah Mu Academy dominated in the Get into Rugby tournament that was held for private schools in Upolu at Pesega. The schools are Pesega Middle School, Robert Louis Stevenson School, Peace Chapel, Ah Mu Academy, Samoa Primary School and Vaiala Beach School. 

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THE TEAM: Moefaauo Salale Moananu, Falefata Hele Matatia and Lepale Niko Palamo.

Pacific Games schedule released

The official Pacific Games 2019 Sports programme was released in a press conference at Tuina’imato Sports complex yesterday.

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Grace Kara of the Stars celebrates after winning the match. 2018 ANZ Premiership netball match, Mystics v Stars at The Trusts Arena, Auckland, New Zealand. 8 July 2018

Silver Fern star promotes NetGO Junior Netball

The 2018 NetGO Junior Netball National Championship tournament will be held this Saturday 18th August 2018 at Pesega LDS College in Upolu. There will be 10 schools competing to win the Fiame Naomi Mataafa Trophy.

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Squash action at Tuana’imato. Photo/Misiona Simo/Samoa Observer

New Zealand squash team excited

Squash is absolutely addictive, say two kiwi players participating in the Samoa Squash Open.

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England cricketer Ben Stokes with his wife Clare walk back to Bristol Crown Court, after a lunch break where he is on trial accused of affray, in Bristol, England, Monday, Aug. 13, 2018. (Ben Birchall/PA via AP)

Jury clears England cricket player Stokes over street fight

England cricket player Ben Stokes was found not guilty on Tuesday after saying during his trial he was acting in self-defense when he knocked out two men in a street fight.

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The team leaves for the 2018 World Rugby U20 Trophy in Romania later this month, which will determine who qualifies for next year’s championship.

Samoa U-20 team set for Romania

Samoa’s Under-20 rugby team is fully assembled and ready for a chance to play professionally.

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a work in progress: Strength and Conditioning Coach, Simon Price and Physiotherapist, Olivia Withers.

Sports science embraced

Sports science will play an integral part in the next campaign of the Samoa U-20 rugby team as they set their sights on the World Rugby U20 Trophy in Romania later this month. 

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PADDLES UP: These paddlers are ready to tackle the waters of Samoa come the start of the Alo Paopao Festival.

Paddlers ready for Alo Paopao

Samoa’s biggest international outrigger paddling festival, Matson Alo Paopao, was launched at the Matson Inc.’s agent office, Matautu Wharf yesterday. 

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He was 36.

Australian golfer Jarrod Lyle dies after long cancer battle

With a contagious smile, a sense of humor and a deep determination to keep playing golf, Jarrod Lyle endeared himself to people around the world in a long struggle against cancer.

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Billy Slater emotional with the Clive Churchill medalStorm v Cowboys NRL rugby league Grand Final at ANZ Stadium, Homebush Australia. Sunday 1 October 2017. Photo: Paul Seiser / www.photosport.nz

Star Australian fullback Billy Slater to retire

Queensland and Australia fullback Billy Slater has confirmed he will retire from rugby league at the end of the NRL season.

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Rugby

Wallabies' Tui to take rest of season off after fan incident

Australia coach Michael Cheika says flanker Lukhan Tui has told Wallabies teammates he will take the rest of the season off after a post-match altercation with a fan.

Boxing

Jai Opetaia’s next fight confirmed

Samoan boxing star, Jai Opetaia’s next fight has been confirmed. 12 Round Promotion ‘Alain Vanackere’ yesterday confirmed that negotiations have been finalized for Opetaia to fight Bilal Laggoune, as the IBF Intercontinental mandatory challenger in Liege Belgium on October 20.

NFL

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.

Football

Malae Sofe far right officiating in the 2017 OFC Womens U16 Champs Photo FFS Media.

New appointment for Samoan Referee

Malae Sofe has been appointed to officiate as an assistant referee in the OFC U-16 Men’s Championship taking place in the Solomon Islands, this week. Sofe is one of only two Assistant Referees from Samoa to officiate in Oceania competitions.

Basketball

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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