Canada's Jeff Hassler battles United States during an international rugby test match at the Wanderers Grounds in Halifax, Nov Scotia, Saturday, June 23, 2018. (Andrew Vaughan/The Canadian Press via AP)

US Eagles extend unbeaten streak over Canada to 9 tests

The United States extended its record unbeaten run against Canada to nine rugby tests by winning 42-17 on Saturday. Thanks to a superior pack, U.S. flyhalf AJ MacGinty dictated proceedings after they endured a rugged opening quarter from the home side.

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HONG KONG,HONG KONG SAR,CHINA:April 8th 2018. Hong Kong Rugby 7's.World rugby sevens series Cup semi-final between NZ and Kenya.Congratulations for ïAmanaki Nicole following his try.Picture by Jayne Russell /

Non-payments for Kenya rugby players to be investigated

A Kenyan parliamentary committee will investigate the Kenya Rugby Union in a player payments scandal which has cost the national sevens team its most successful coach and a big sponsorship.

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England's Owen Farrell kicks the ball, during the third rugby test match between South Africa and England at Newlands in Cape Town, South Africa, Saturday, June 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Nasief Manie)

England ends losing run by beating Boks in series defeat

Captain Owen Farrell's six penalties and another Jonny May try earned England a much-needed consolation victory from its tour of South Africa as the visitors won 25-10 at Newlands on Saturday.

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Ireland's Peter O'Mahony, center, holds up the Lansdowne Cup as he celebrates with teammates following their win over Australia intheir rugby union test match in Sydney, Saturday, June 23, 2018. Ireland won the series 2-1. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

Ireland win first rugby series in Australia since 1979

Ireland won a rugby test series in Australia for the first time in 39 years after holding off the Wallabies 20-16 in the third and final test on Saturday. The Irish won the series 2-1 to finish a season in which it also won the Six Nations Grand Slam.

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New Zealand's Rieko Ioane dives in to score a try against France rugby test in Dunedin, New Zealand, Saturday, June 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Adam Binns)

Big 2nd half lifts NZ to 49-14 win over France in 3rd test

Damian McKenzie shrugged off his contentious selection at flyhalf to score two tries, including a disputed first-half effort, as New Zealand beat France 49-14 in the third rugby test on Saturday to sweep the series 3-0.

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All Blacks' Richie Mo'unga during an All Blacks training session ahead of the third and final All Blacks v France test match at Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin, New Zealand. 21 June 2018. Copyright Image: Derek Morrison /

All Blacks under pressure to improve in 3rd test vs. France

Though they have already won the three-test series, the All Blacks will find themselves under extraordinary pressure in the final test against France at Dunedin on Saturday.

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Semi Radradra of Fiji holds off Kurt Baker of New Zealand

Radradra rested by Fiji for Tonga test

Former rugby league star Semi Radradra has been rested by Fiji for Saturday's rugby test against Tonga at Lautoka. Coach John McKee has agreed to release Radradra to allow the center to rest and prepare for next month's Rugby World Cup Sevens tournament at which he will play for Fiji.

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Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi opens the radiothon at the S.T.A. Fale.

Samoan rugby fundraises for Rugby World Cup qualifiers

Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi, who is also the Chairman of the Samoa Rugby Union, has launched a fundraising drive for Samoan rugby. Held at the S.T.A. Fale today, the Union’s latest radiothon is to raise money to help Manu Samoa’s campaign to qualify for the Rugby World Cup.

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A MAN WITH A MISSION: Fuimaono Titimaea Tafua the coach of the Manu Samoa team.

Manu Coach rallies for support

Manu Samoa coach, Fuimaono Titimaea Tafua, has urged members of the public to get behind their team as they prepare for one of the most important games on the calendar this year. After losing all their games during the Pacific Nations Cup in Fiji, Manu Samoa has gone into camp in Apia to prepare for Germany next Saturday.

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England Saxons' Danny Cipriani kicks a conversion against Argentina during the second half of Game 1 during pool play at the Churchill Cup at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colo,. Flyhalf Cipriani will attempt to spark some life into an ailing England after e

England start Cipriani, Springboks change 4 for sweep bid

Flyhalf Danny Cipriani will attempt to spark some life into an ailing England after earning his first test start since 2008 for the third and final test against South Africa at Newlands on Saturday.

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Australia’s Lukhan Tui rises to win a line out.

Phipps, Tui in for Australia for final test against Ireland

Halfback Nick Phipps and blindside flanker Lukhan Tui will start for Australia in the Wallabies' series-deciding test against Ireland on Saturday.

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Captain Sam Whitelock of New Zealand All Blacks runs during their rugby test against France in Auckland, New Zealand, Saturday, June 9, 2018. (AP Photo/David Rowland)

All Blacks make big changes for 3rd test vs. France

New Zealand has named four uncapped players in its matchday 23 for Saturday's third rugby test against France and made six changes to its starting 15. 

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Ryley Jacks of the Storm tackles Kalyn Ponga of the Cowboys in the Downer NRL Auckland Rugby League Nines match, Eden Park, Auckland, New Zealand, Sunday, February 05, 2017.

Kalyn Ponga set for Queensland debut in State of Origin II

Fullback Kalyn Ponga is set to make his Queensland debut in Sunday's second State of Orgin rugby league clash with New South Wales. The 20-year-old Newcastle star was included Monday in coach Kevin Walters' 18-man squad for the match and is expected to make his first State of Origin appearance off the bench.

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France beats England 33-25 to win 1st U20 world rugby crown

A near-perfect goalkicking effort by Louis Carbonel led France to its first world under-20 rugby championship in beating England 33-25 in the final on Sunday.

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South Africa's Tendai Mtawarira runs with the ball as England's Ben Youngs makes a challenge during the second rugby test match between South Africa and England in Bloemfontein, South Africa, Saturday, June 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Christiaan Kotze)

Springboks beat England 23-12 and clinch series

South Africa gave a strong indication it has turned a corner after two dark years as it overpowered England 23-12 in the second test to clinch their series with a match to spare on Saturday.

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Fiji beats Georgia 37-15 to win Pacific Nations Cup

Scrumhalf Henry Seniloli scored two first-half tries and his replacement Frank Lomani added two in the second half as Fiji overwhelmed Georgia 37-15 on Saturday to win the Pacific Nations Cup for the fourth consecutive year.

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Tj Ioane on the charge for Manu Samoa against Tonga yesterday

Germany beats Portugal to line up Samoa in RWC qualifying

Germany beat Portugal 16-13 on Saturday to advance in qualifying for the 2019 Rugby World Cup to a two-leg playoff with Samoa. The Germans will play Samoa in Apia on June 30 and stage the return leg on July 14. The winner on aggregate will qualify directly into Pool A in Japan next year. The runner-up will go to the repechage tournament in November.

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Ireland's James Ryan, center, attacks during the international rugby match against Australia in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, June 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)

Ireland wins in Australia for 1st time in 39 years

Ireland beat Australia 26-21 on Saturday to end a 39-year winning drought in Australia, defeating the Wallabies for the first time Down Under since 1979. The win leveled the three-match series 1-1 ahead of the deciding match next Saturday in Sydney.

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New Zealand's Reiko Ioane, center, escapes a tackle from France's Anthony Belleau during their rugby test in Wellington, New Zealand, Saturday, June 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Dean Pemberton)

New Zealand beats 14-man France 26-13 in 2nd test

New Zealand overcame a spirited France team reduced to 14 men after only 12 minutes to win the second test 26-13 on Saturday and took an insurmountable 2-0 lead in the three-test series.

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GREAT EXPERIENCE AND FUN: Lepea Primary School dominated the “Get into Rugby” mini-festival held at the S.R.U. field at Tuana’imato.

Get into Rugby bring the fun to Lepea

Lepea Primary School dominated the “Get into Rugby” mini-festival held at the Samoa Rugby Union (S.R.U.) field at Tuana’imato this week. Ten schools competed in tag rugby through six divisions from ages eight-14.  The Under 8 and mixed girls and boys division, Under 12 girls and boys’ only division and the Under 14 girls and boys only division. 

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From left, International Boxing Hall of Fame Class of 2018 inductees Ronald Wright, Steve Albert, Vitali Klitschko, Jim Gray, and Erik Morales present their Hall of Fame rings to the crowd gathered in Canastota, New York on Sunday, June 10, 2018. (John Br

Vitali Klitschko honors brother in his Hall of Fame moment

Vitali Klitschko had a difficult time grasping the moment."It's not reality. It's dream," Klitschko said Sunday during his induction into the International Boxing Hall of Fame. "I never expected I will be in (the Hall of Fame).


UCLA's Josh Rosen, right, gestures next to commissioner Roger Goodell after being selected by the Arizona Cardinals during the first round of the NFL football draft, Thursday, April 26, 2018, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Mayfield goes 1st to begin rush to get QBs in NFL draft

The Cleveland Browns' long search for a franchise quarterback has led them to Baker Mayfield — the first of four passers to be drafted in the top 10 Thursday night.


Australia forward Tim Cahill, center, runs during Australia's official training for the group C match between France and Australia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, File)

Needing goals, Australia could call upon veteran Cahill

Needing a win and plenty of goals to stay in contention at the World Cup, Australia could finally call upon veteran Tim Cahill. The 38-year-old striker has a chance to make his debut in Russia on Tuesday when Australia plays Peru.


Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry shouts as he carries the Larry O'Brien trophy during the team's NBA championship parade, Tuesday, June 12, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Oakland again celebrates NBA champion Warriors

For the second straight year, throngs of Golden State Warriors fans turned out for a victory parade to celebrate a team some are calling an NBA dynasty and got a treat when several players got off their buses to mingle with the crowd.

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