GO WHITE: The Moata’a Rugby Team showcasing their new jerseys with members of the Village Council.

Taumeasina Island Resort and Moata’a strengthen rugby links

Last week, the Moata’a Rugby Club received a tremendous boost through the donation of uniforms courtesy of Taumeasina Island Resort.

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England rugby backs Denny Solomona and Manu Tuilagi.

England rugby players sent home for 'culture issues'

England rugby backs Manu Tuilagi and Denny Solomona were sent home in shame from a national team training camp on Monday. A Rugby Football Union statement said the disciplinary action by coach Eddie Jones was a result of "culture issues," without elaborating.

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Winger Julian Savea.

Savea dropped from New Zealand's Rugby Championship squad

Winger Julian Savea has been dropped from the All Blacks squad for the Rugby Championship.

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National Mix Champions Blade Runners.

The Year of the Blade!

The Samoa touch rugby association as concluded its National Open Club competition for 2017 and the local touch rugby scene has again been headlined by the Pauli Ivan Williams led touch rugby club “The Blade Runners” who have ended the 12 year running streak of National Mix Champions the No Idea.

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TOP TEAM: Vaimauga Eels proved too strong for the Falealili and Siumu Tornadoes beating them by 33-19. The Eels now top the table after Round 3 of the competition.

Eels blow away Tornadoes

The Vaimauga Eels continued its undefeated run in the Super 9 yesterday, beating the Tornadoes of Falealili and Siumu, 33 -19.

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Crusaders beat 14-man Lions 25-17 in Super Rugby final

The Crusaders won a record-extending eighth Super Rugby title on Saturday, beating the 14-man Lions 25-17 in another supremely efficient performance by the southern hemisphere's most successful club team.

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Seta Tamanivalu with the ball pushes Sefa Naivalu , during Rebels v Crusaders, Round 14 of the 2017 Super Rugby season, AAMI Park.

Australian Rugby says it knows of Melbourne Rebels sale

Australian Rugby says it has confirmed the Melbourne Rebels Super Rugby franchise has been sold but has not been officially informed of the sale.

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Eels rugby team during training session.

Eels aim high in Super 9

Round 3 of the Super 9 Rugby Championships kicks off today.

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I believe my decision today is the best one for our beloved Manu Samoa team - Namulauulu Alama Ieremia.

Manu Samoa Coach quits

The Samoa Rugby Union has accepted the resignation of Namulauulu Alama Ieremia as Head Coach of Manu Samoa, Union C.E.O Faleomavaega Vincent Fepuleai has announced. Ieremia’s decision to step down from the role followed the presentation of a comprehensive review into Manu Samoa’s 2017 campaign.

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South Africa's Christopher Anthony Cloete of the Southern Kings holds on to the ball during their Super Rugby match against Japan's Sunwolves, in Singapore.

European rugby competition adds 2 South African teams

Europe's Pro12 has confirmed it will add two South African teams dropped from Super Rugby and expand to a 14-team, two-continent competition from this season.

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Kieran Read during the Crusaders practise session before the Super Rugby Final match Emirates Lions v Crusaders at Fourways Highs-chool, Johannesburg.

Crusaders unchanged for Super Rugby final

 All Blacks captain Kieran Read and prop Owen Franks have been passed fit, allowing the Crusaders to name an unchanged side for Saturday's Super Rugby final against the Lions in Johannesburg.

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Sonny Bill Williams - New Zealand centre, with his daughter on sidelines at the end of training.

Sonny Bill Williams cleared to play in test vs Australia

All Blacks center Sonny Bill Williams has been cleared to play against Australia on Aug. 19 after successfully challenging the terms of a ban from World Rugby. Williams was suspended for four matches after being sent off during the second test against the British and Irish Lions in July for a dangerous shoulder charge.

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Asst coach Aaron Mauger, Samoa training session ahead of their test match against the All Blacks.

Mauger hired as Highlanders head coach on 3-year deal

Former All Blacks center Aaron Mauger has been hired as head coach of the Highlanders on a three-year deal from the 2018 Super Rugby season.

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Eels and Tornadoes share top of Super 9 table

The second round of the Super 9 Rugby Championships competition kicked off last Saturday. The Super 9 is the new tournament that has replaced the National Provincial Cup (NPC) tournament held in previous years.

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Webb Ellis Cup.

French rugby secures financial backing for 2023 WCup bid

The French rugby federation says it has secured a commitment from the French state to pay the tournament fee to organizers in its bid to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

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Lions' Andries Coetzee, front right, is tackled by Hurricanes' captain Dane Coles, front left, during the rugby semifinal match between Lions and Hurricanes, at Ellis Park stadium in Johannesburg.

Lions look to turn tables on Hurricanes in Super Rugby semis

South Africa's Lions hope home advantage will help them turn the tables on the Hurricanes from New Zealand when they meet Saturday in the Super Rugby semifinals.

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Hurricanes' Wes Goosen, right, challenges Lions' Elton Jantjies, during the rugby semifinal match between Lions and Hurricanes, at Ellis Park stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa, Saturday, July 29, 2017.

Super Rugby: Comeback kings Lions to host Crusaders in final

The Lions will have another shot at a first Super Rugby title and the Crusaders will get a chance at a record-extending eighth.

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New Zealand inside centre Sonny Bill Williams stretches during the captain's run in Wellington, New Zealand, Friday, June 30, 2017.

New Zealand to appeal decision on Sonny Bill Williams ban

New Zealand will appeal World Rugby's ruling that All Blacks center Sonny Bill Williams won't complete a disciplinary suspension in time to play next month's Bledisloe Cup test against Australia.

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Lions players celebrate after a winning penalty kick during the rugby quarterfinal match between the Lions and Sharks, at Ellis Park stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Lions look to turn tables on Hurricanes in Super Rugby semis

South Africa's Lions hope home advantage will help them turn the tables on the Hurricanes from New Zealand when they meet Saturday in the Super Rugby semifinals.

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Crusaders Israel Dagg is tackled by Highlanders Alex Ainley during their Super Rugby quarterfinal in Christchurch, New Zealand, Saturday, July 22, 2017.

Crusaders unchanged for Super Rugby semifinal vs Chiefs

The Crusaders have retained an unchanged lineup for Saturday's Super Rugby home semifinal against the Chiefs.

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Boxing

Bronze medal joy rising Samoan boxer

It wasn’t just rugby that tasted sweet success at the recent Commonwealth Youth Games in the Bahamas. Boxing also joined the party with Ato Leau-Plodizcki Faoagali bringing home a bronze medal. Competing in 81kgs division, Faoagali is a Samoan residing in Australia.

NFL

Queensland's Aidean Guerra tackles Aaron Woods of NSW during game 1 of the State of Origin rugby league, Queensland Reds v New South Wales, Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, Australia. 31 May 2017.

Hunt, Munster in for Maroons; Blues unchanged for Origin 3

Brisbane Broncos halfback Ben Hunt and Melbourne Storm playmaker Cameron Munster have been called in to the Queensland squad to replace injured stars Johnathan Thurston and Darius Boyd for next week's series-deciding State of Origin match against New South Wales.

Football

Referee Ricardo de Burgos, right, shows a red card to Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo during the Spanish Supercup, first leg, soccer match between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017. (AP Photo/M

Cristiano Ronaldo banned for 5 games after pushing referee

Cristiano Ronaldo lost his cool, and now Real Madrid has lost its main man for five matches at the start of the Spanish season.

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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