New Zealands Lima Sopoaga celebrates his try.

Sopoaga named at 10 in All Blacks team to play Australia

New Zealand flyhalf Lima Sopoaga will start a test for the first time since his debut in 2015 as a replacement for the injured Beauden Barrett in Saturday's third Bledisloe Cup test against Australia at Brisbane.

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Warren Gatland.

Gatland rules out 3rd stint as British and Irish Lions coach

Warren Gatland says he does not want to coach the British and Irish Lions for a third time.

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Lions' George North injures his shoulder during the Rugby Union match - Hurricanes v British & Irish Lions.

Wales wing North injures knee, out of November tests

Wing George North will miss Wales' four tests in November and December after hurting his left knee last weekend.

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Faleomavaega Vincent Fepuleai.

Samoa Rugby Union to ask for half a million – report says

The Samoa Rugby Union (S.R.U) will ask England for £160,000 ($T534,000) cut of next month's £10million (T$32million) Test against England. The Daily Mail reported that Chief Executive Officer, Faleomavaega Vincent Fepulea’i, is personally contacting his counterpart, Steve Brown, for the amount.

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YOU GO MATE: Argentina running away from Samoa A. Photo: URU.

Argentina annihilates Samoa A, 85-14

The party has not lasted for Samoa A at the Americas Pacific Challenge tournament in Uruguay. After a resounding win over U.S.A at the beginning of the week, the men in blue suffered an 85-14 thumbing at the hands of Argentina in their latest game.

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THE FORMER: Leuluaiali’i Theresa Passi and THE NEW: Shalom Senara.

Manu Samoa Sevens Manager ‘steps down’

Shalom Senara is the new Manager of the Manu Samoa Sevens team. The appointment of the Samoa Rugby Union’s Development Coordinator to the new role was confirmed by the Union yesterday in a statement.

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Mario Ledesma.

Mario Ledesma returns home to coach Jaguares in Super Rugby

Mario Ledesma will leave his assistant coaching job with the Wallabies to return home and coach the Jaguares in Super Rugby.

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Shalom Senara

Senara appointed Manager of Manu Samoa Sevens

Rugby Development Coordinator, Shalom Senara, has been appointed as Manager of Samoa’s Sevens team, the Samoa Rugby Union announced today.

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TRY SCORER: Ionatana Tino of Samoa A on the rampage with the ball.

Samoa A secure first win of the Challenge

Samoa A came out on top of USA Select XV in their opening match of the America Pacific tournament with a 48-26 score at fulltime. Samoa A found another gear in the second half to punish the USA Select XV which was reduced to 14 men shortly after the break.

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Manu Samoa perform the Manu Siva Tau.

Shocking difference in player earnings over Manu Samoa’s $32 million test match against England

From a test match against England worth $32million at Twickenham, Manu Samoa players stand to receive $2,100 each whole their opponents will pocket $72,100 each from the exercise next month. The figures have been revealed by Sportsmail in a story that has turned head across the world.

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Former Manu Samoa player, Dan Leo.

Former Manu Samoa leads by example

Former Manu Samoa lock Daniel Leo has stepped up to make positive changes for  his Pacific countrymen. Leo who also played for Wasps, London Irish and London Welsh has founded the Pacific Rugby Players Welfare and was recently appointed by the Rugby Players Association to deliver its new Cultural Diversity Programme.

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Australia's Israel Folau is tackled by Argentina's Pablo Matera during a rugby Championship match in Mendoza, Argentina, Saturday, October. 07, 2017.

Australia beats Argentina 37-20 in Rugby Championship

Reece Hodge scored a try in each half to lift Australia to a 37-20 win over Argentina on Saturday in the final match of the Rugby Championship.

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SAMOA TOUR: Penrith R.S.L. from Australia’s friendly game against Leiififi College.

Penrith Club tours Samoa

The Penrith R.S.L. Rugby Club U16 team is in Samoa for a tour. The Club boasts big names such as Christian Leali’ifano, Will Skelton, Scott Sio, Matt Tomua and few Samoans who have played for Australia on their history roster so they come with a reputation.

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Brad Thorn.

Dual international Brad Thorn to coach Reds in Super Rugby

The multi-faceted career of dual rugby league and rugby union international Brad Thorn took a new turn Thursday with his appointment as head coach of Super Rugby's Queensland Reds.

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New Zealand's Rieko Ioane runs through the South African defence to score a try during the final match of the Rugby Championship match between South Africa and New Zealand, at the Newlands Stadium in Cape Town, South Africa, Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017.

All Blacks squeeze past Springboks 25-24 for clean sweep

New Zealand weathered a Springboks storm to win 25-24 in the Rugby Championship on Saturday and complete another clean sweep of the southern hemisphere tournament.

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CHAMPIONS: Leulumoega Fou College have won the Secondary Schools Invitational 7s Rugby Championships.

Leulumoega Fou College reigns

Leulumoega Fou College is the undisputed champions of the Secondary Schools Invitational 7’s Rugby Championships, which kicked off last Thursday at Apia Park.

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THIRD LEG WINNERS: Toa Gas Matson Rugby League 9s Week three Champs Letava Bulldogs. Photo / Supplied.

Letava triumphs during third leg in Savaii Nines

With the 2017 Toa Gas Matson Rugby League 9s well underway, its third leg completed Saturday 30th September with Letava walking away with a nailbiting win 10-6 against Marist Saints who are continuously dominating the competition.  

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GOOD LUCK BOYS: The Samoa A squad on their way to Uruguay.

Samoa A off to Uruguay

The Samoa A team for the America’s Pacific Challenge tournament Montevideo Uruguay has left the country. The tournament is from the 2nd - 16th October 2017.

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Sione Young Yen from Lelepa and Avao.

Young Samoan’s path to Gold medal

Eighteen year old Sione Young Yen from Lelepa and Avao in Savai’i never dreamed that someone like him would captain a Samoa U18 rugby team but he did – and under some of the most challenging conditions.

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Waisake Naholo passes the ball.

New Zealand beats Argentina 36-10 in Rugby Championship

Captain Kieran Read scored two tries and earned a yellow card as New Zealand flaunted its depth in a 36-10 Rugby Championship win over Argentina.

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Boxing

Joseph Parker v French Cameroon boxer Carlos Takam.

Pulev out of Joshua fight through injury, replaced by Takam

Kubrat Pulev has pulled out of his world heavyweight title fight against IBF and WBA champion Anthony Joshua because of a shoulder injury. Joshua will now face Carlos Takam, who is rated No. 3 by the IBF.

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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