Manu Samoa Head Coach: Sir Gordon Tietjens.

Manu Samoa contracts 22 Sevens players

Twenty-two players have secured contracts to be part of the Manu Samoa 7s team at the 2017 and 2018 I.R.B. World Sevens Series.

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Adam Coleman of Australia scores a try.

Wallabies lock Adam Coleman joins Melbourne Rebels

Wallabies lock Adam Coleman has signed to play Super Rugby for the Melbourne Rebels from 2018 on a two-year contract.

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MUCH NEEDED HELP: P.M. Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi with Bluesky's Country Manager, Alex Abraham.

Bluesky comes to the rescue with $5m deal

Bluesky Samoa has come to the rescue of Samoan rugby once more. Last night at the official of the launch of Invest Samoa and Bluesky sponsorship of Manu Samoa Sevens 2017-2020 at Hotel Tanoa Tusitala, the company announced a $5million deal.

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Rugby feud deepens

World Rugby has rejected claims by the Chairman of the Samoa Rugby Union (S.R.U.) and Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi, that the Union is “bankrupt.”

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All Blacks perform the Haka.

Wales without Williams against the All Blacks

Wales fullback Liam Williams will miss the rugby test against New Zealand on Saturday because of injury, depriving the team of another key back as it goes for a first win over the All Blacks since 1953.

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Manu Leiataua - Samoa hooker hands off Ali Price - Scotland scrum half.

England No. 8 Hughes injured, will miss Samoa rugby test

No. 8 Nathan Hughes will miss England's final autumn international against Samoa because of injury, while Jonathan Joseph and Anthony Watson are among eight other players released back to their clubs.

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THE MANU SAMOA SEVENS: The contracted Manu Samoa Sevens players with officials of Samoa Rugby Union and sponsors at Hotel Tanoa Tusitala last night.

Alatasi Tupou named to lead Manu Samoa Sevens

Manu Samoa sevens Head Coach, Sir Gordon Tietjens, has named his final squad for the opening round of the HSBC 7S World Series in Dubai and Cape Town. A member of the Manu Samoa 7s back in 2007 that claimed a victorious win over Fiji in Wellington 7s, Alatasi Tupou, has been appointed to lead the team.

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World Rugby CEO Brett Gosper and Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi.

World Rugby hits back at P.M. Tuilaepa, disputes bankruptcy claim

World Rugby has disputed claims by the Chairman of the Samoa Rugby Union (S.R.U.) and Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi that the Union is bankrupt.

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South Africa's Dillyn Leyds scores a try as France's Geoffrey Doumayrou, left, holds on during a rugby union international match at State de France stadium in Saint Denis , outside Paris, France, Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017.

Pressure grows on Noves after France loses to South Africa

France coach Guy Noves was given the tall order of winning three of the four rugby matches this month and has done the opposite.

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Australia's head coach Michael Cheika.

Rugby rage: Cheika unhappy as Wallabies lose to England

He raged, he swore, he sarcastically applauded the match officials. He even became entangled in a verbal spat with an England fan.

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Welsh Fans in team colours.

14-man Wales edge Georgia 13-6 in Cardiff

A second-string Wales side barely survived another tier two team when it edged Georgia 13-6 in their maiden rugby test on Saturday.

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Italy's Ian McKinley runs with the ball during the rugby test match between Italy and Argentina at the Artemio Franchi Stadium in Florence, Italy.

Pumas beat Italy 31-15, end 7-test losing run

Argentina ended a seven-match losing streak in beating Italy 31-15 with a strong second half in their rugby test on Saturday.

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England's Danny Care smiles as he goes over the line for England's fourth try during their rugby union international match between England and Australia at Twickenham stadium in London.

England scores 4 tries as Wallabies beaten 30-6

England benefited from three close-run TMO decisions before scoring three tries in the final eight minutes to beat Australia 30-6 on Saturday, sealing a fifth straight win over its big rugby rival following a dramatic test at Twickenham.

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Fiji Team.

Ireland throwing B team against Fiji in Dublin

Joey Carbury will be at flyhalf for Ireland against Fiji on Saturday at Lansdowne Road, with just two starters retained from the side which thumped South Africa 38-3.

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Fiji rugby coach backs sharing gate money to help tier 2s

Fiji coach John McKee wants global rugby administrators to force through a gate-sharing revenue model to help tier two nations like his thrive.

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England coach Eddie Jones looks across the pitch before a rugby union international match between England and Argentina at Twickenham stadium in London, Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)

Jones leaves barbs to Cheika ahead of England vs Wallabies

It has become customary for England coach Eddie Jones to rip into Australia ahead of rugby games against the country of his birth. Not this week.

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Sasaai.

Great news for Bluesky National 7s

Bluesky has again jumped into to support Samoan Rugby and promote local talents.

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Former English rugby international and World Rugby Chairman Bill Beaumont via a TV screen, announces the winning candidate country France to hold the Rugby World Cup in 2023, at a hotel in London, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017. Three competing countries South

France to host 2023 Rugby World Cup, stunning South Africa

France will host the Rugby World Cup in 2023, a year before the Olympic Games in Paris, after surprisingly beating South Africa and Ireland in a vote on Wednesday. The World Rugby Council disregarded the recommendation of an evaluation report to hand the tenth edition of its showpiece tournament to South Africa.

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Weʼre raising £150,000 to support Manu Samoa players in light of the bankruptcy of the Samoan Rugby Union.

Pacific Rugby Players Welfare rallies for global help for Manu Samoa players

Following the Samoan Rugby Union bankruptcy announcement last week, the Pacific Rugby Players Welfare is rallying to raise £150,000 to support Manu Samoa players.

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Scotland's Lee Jones, left, catches Samoa's Ah See Tuala by the foot during a rugby union international match at BT Murrayfield, Edinburgh, Scotland.

Manu Samoa names team for Romania

Manu Samoa Samoa coach, Fuimaono Titimaea Tafua, has named his team for their test match against Romania this weekend. Captained by Chris Vui, it is a largely unchanged line up from the one that lost narrowly against Scotland last weekend.

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Boxing

Tony Bellew and David Haye look at each other for the media.

Injured Haye pulls out of heavyweight rematch with Bellew

David Haye has pulled out of his all-British heavyweight rematch with Tony Bellew because of injury.

NFL

New Orleans Saints players kneel down before the U.S. anthem was played for an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins at Wembley Stadium in London, Sunday Oct. 1, 2017.

Trump puts NFL players on notice: Stand for national anthem

President Donald Trump is putting pro football players on notice for Week 4 of the NFL season: He won't stand for it if they kneel in protest during the national anthem.

Football

Bronze medal for Samoa in Futsal

The Samoa Women’s Futsal team returned with a Bronze Medal from the Oceania Football Confederation O.F.C. Youth Futsal tournament held in Auckland, New Zealand, last week. Samoa both competed in the Men’s and Women’s divisions of the O.F.C. Futsal tournament.

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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