A report by one of the assistant referees led to a disallowed try and heartbreak for Samoa A in Fiji yesterday. The decision and a reversed penalty robbed Samoa A of a victory in the dying minutes of the game against Junior Japan.
A Greig Laidlaw penalty with 84 seconds to go lifted Scotland over Italy 29-27 in the Six Nations on Saturday. Italy, which had seen leads of 17-5 in the first half and 24-12 in the second disappear, was 27-26 up thanks to a Tommaso Allan penalty in the 75th minute.
Ireland made it a St. Patrick's Day for the ages by claiming a rare Six Nations Grand Slam after stifling the old enemy England in a fabulous 24-15 win at Twickenham on Saturday.
The defending Super Rugby champion Crusaders lost for the second match in a row on Saturday while the Lions, last season's losing finalists, only just avoided the same fate — and a huge upset — in a tense two-point win over the struggling Sunwolves.
England rugby coach Eddie Jones apologized again on Thursday for making derogatory remarks about Ireland and Wales that have added spice to the final weekend of the Six Nations.
The Samoa U-18 Sevens team preparations for the Oceania U18 Sevens Championship 2018 are underway. The tournament will be held in Sydney, Australia on 21-22 April, 2018.
The wheels are coming off the English chariot. After two years of unprecedented and virtually unstinting success under Eddie Jones, England's rugby team has hit problems just as the 2019 Rugby World Cup is looming into view.
The Apia West Rugby Union has kicked off its 2018 season despite not having some of the key teams participate. It started last weekend at the High Performance Unit’s Rugby field at Tuana’imato.
Last weekend brought another exciting round of rugby at the Taula Apia Rugby Union domestic competition. The games were held at the Apia Park. A total of six Under-20 fixtures were followed by six matches from the Senior A division in the afternoon.
Sevuloni Mocenacagi scored two tries as Fiji beat Kenya 31-12 in the final of the Canada Sevens rugby tournament Sunday to become the first team to win two titles in this season's Sevens World Series.
Wales rose to second in the Six Nations after a mixture of new faces and returning veterans combined to give the hosts a convincing 38-14 victory over Italy on Sunday. Warren Gatland was rewarded for his decision to freshen up a Welsh side that had experienced successive narrow defeats to England and Ireland.
Manu Samoa started their H.S.B.C World Series Vancouver tournament winning one of two of their opening games of Pool Match stages. Samoa went down against Las Vegas tournament runner up Argentinean side 22-7 points for their first Pool Match clash, and a comeback win over England on their second Pool Match clash 21-5 at fulltime.
It was yet again a sweet victory for the B.B.E. Ulalei Vaiala Rugby Club yesterday. Vaiala retained the Shield defeating challenger, Moamoa Rooster, 53-13. It was just another day of rugby at the Apia Park Stadium hosted by the Taula Apia Rugby Union.
The Zone A Secondary Schools kick started their Rugby 15’s aside championships last week Thursday. At the Leiifiifi College field, a formal ceremony was held to mark the beginning of the Zone A Schools 15’s Rugby Championships.
Samoa’s world heavyweight boxing champion, Lupesoliai La’auliolemalietoa Joseph Parker has arrived in London to prepare for his showdown with Anthony Joshua in two weeks time. Accompanied by his trainer, Kevin Barry and members of their team, Lupesoliai arrived at London's Gatwick Airport after an intense eight-week training camp in Las Vegas.
An estimated 2 million people celebrating the Philadelphia Eagles' long-awaited first Super Bowl win will descend on the city Thursday as the Vince Lombardi trophy is paraded through five miles of jubilant fans.
FIFA has finally and fully approved video review to help referees at the World Cup.
Former NBA forward Rasual Butler and his wife were killed in a single-vehicle rollover crash in Los Angeles early Wednesday.
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