New Zealand All Blacks players perform the traditional haka dance before play against the USA Eagles during the International Test Rugby Match in Chicago.

New Zealand's All Blacks win top Spanish sports prize

New Zealand's national rugby team has been awarded Spain's Princess of Asturias prize for sports in recognition of its success and for representing the values of solidarity and racial and cultural integration.

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All Blacks captain Kieran Read with the Bledisoe Cup.

Kieran Read re-signs with NZ Rugby to 2019

All Blacks captain Kieran Read has re-signed with New Zealand Rugby through the 2019 World Cup in a deal which will likely make him New Zealand's first million-dollar player.

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South Africa's Warren Whiteley scores a try against Ireland during a rugby test match in Johannesburg.

No. 8 Warren Whiteley named new Springboks captain

No. 8 Warren Whiteley was named the new Springboks captain and coach Allister Coetzee included eight uncapped players in his squad on Tuesday to prepare for a three-test series against France next month.

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GO WITH THE NATION’S BLESSINGS: The Manu Samoa Under 20s team with the management of the S.R.U.

Confiscate phones at night, P.M. tells Baby Manu Samoa

Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi sent off the Manu Samoa Under 20s with the nation’s blessings yesterday.

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Assistant coach Ian Foster during the All Blacks media conference.

All Blacks assistant coaches re-sign through 2019 RWC

All Blacks assistant coaches Ian Foster and Mike Cron have re-signed with New Zealand Rugby through the 2019 World Cup.

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WELLINGTON MEMORY: The 2007 HSBC Wellington Sevens will be lodged firmly in the minds of Samoa fans across the globe.

Sevens tournament moves from Wellington to Hamilton

The New Zealand leg of the Sevens World Series is moving from Wellington to Hamilton next year, Stuff has reported. Hamilton's hosting of the event was announced at FMG Stadium Waikato today.

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England's Ruaridh McConnochie is tackled England vs Samoa.

Four men’s teams qualify for RWC Sevens 2018

Scotland, Canada, Samoa and Argentina have booked their places in San Francisco next July by virtue of their finishing positions in the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series.

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  Highlanders' Aaron Smith (R attempts to run in a try but is tackled by Hurricanes' Dane Coles Top) and Jordie Barrett (Bottom) during the Hurricanes vs Highlanders Super Rugby match.

Super Rugby: Hurricanes, Highlanders show New Zealand power

The Hurricanes overwhelmed the Cheetahs 61-7 and the Highlanders routed the Western Force 55-6 in strident displays of New Zealand teams' might in Super Rugby on the weekend.

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England's Dan Norton and Canada's Mike Fuailefau, left, on day two of the London Sevens at Twickenham, London, Sunday May 21, 2017.

Scotland retains London Sevens title beating England

Scotland successfully defended its London Sevens rugby title when it overcame home side England 12-7 in the final at Twickenham on Sunday.

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Hosts England and New Zealand are unbeaten after a thrilling day of action on the penultimate day of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series in London.

New Zealand and England unbeaten on day one in London

Hosts England and New Zealand are unbeaten after a thrilling day of action on the penultimate day of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series in London.

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Hurricanes' Vince Aso (R celebrates his try with team mates Julian Savead (Back) and Ardie Savea (L) uring the Hurricanes vs Cheetahs Super Rugby match at the Westpac Stadium in Wellington.

Records fall as Hurricanes beat Cheetahs 61-7 in Super Rugby

Center Vince Aso scored three tries to lift the Wellington, New Zealand-based Hurricanes to a 61-7 win over the Cheetahs in Super Rugby on Saturday, becoming the leading try scorer of the season by raising his tally to a club-record 13.

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PADDLING TRAINING: The Manu Samoa Under 20 team at the Pualele compound where they took on a different kind of training this week.

Final Baby Manu Samoa squad named

The Samoa Rugby Union has released the final list of the Manu Samoa Under 20 team for the Junior Rugby World Cup in Georgia.

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Following a vastly improved performance in Paris, Sir Gordon Tietjens will be looking to end the World Rugby Sevens Series on a high note in London.

Captain Selesele cleared, Sevens team named

Manu Samoa Sevens captain Falemiga Selesele has been given the all clear to lead Samoa to the London Sevens tonight. Selesele has been named in the final squad released by the Samoa Rugby Union.

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The Crusaders celebrates.

Crusaders beat Chiefs, Stormers end losing streak

The Crusaders overcame a halftime deficit to beat the Chiefs 31-24 in a thrilling Super Rugby match in Fiji on Friday, extending their winning start to the season to a club- and tournament-record 12 consecutive games.

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Wayne Smith during an All Blacks training session.

Wayne Smith to step down as All Blacks assistant coach

Wayne Smith will step down as an All Blacks assistant coach at the end of the Rugby Championship in October, choosing not to join in the team's attempt to win a third consecutive World Cup.

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People’s Choice: Sonny Bill Williams and Quade Cooper.

Sonny Bill and Quade Cooper top list of players fans want to meet

Less than two weeks before the first Super Rugby clash in Samoa between the Auckland Blues and Queensland Reds in Samoa, the excitement is building. As rugby fans prepare their gear, the entries of two lucky rugby fans will be selected from the Samoa Observer’s “ Clash of Colours Competition” today. 

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During their promotional visit to Samoa, Steven Luatua and Jerome Kaino are seen strolling around iconic places in Samoa like the Fugalei Market with ecstatic fans raring for a photo.

"Thank you Samoa," Blues Captain, Jerome Kaino

Just Two weeks left Ahead of the historical Super Rugby Blues vs. Reds match in Apia.

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Denny Solomona.

Jones willing to pick anyone who qualifies for England

Until the new test rugby eligibility rules kick in, Eddie Jones says he will pick anyone who qualifies for England.

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Kieran Read and team mates perform the Haka.

All Blacks to play test match in Japan in 2018

Two-time defending Rugby World Cup champions New Zealand will play a test match in Japan next year, the two unions announced on Wednesday.

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Mitchell Short of Western Force is ready to kick the ball during the 2017 Super Rugby game between the Sharks and the Force at Kings Park.

Australian union to hold special meeting on Super Rugby cuts

The Australian Rugby Union has agreed to hold a special general meeting within seven days to explain its delay in deciding which of Australia's five teams will be cut from Super Rugby next season.

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Boxing

Mundine has always been behind SBW's boxing career, both sharing the same faith and similar career paths.

Sonny Bill fights on streets of South Africa

If you think Sonny Bill Williams has forgotten about his boxing pedigree, think again!

NFL

This photo released by MAGO on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 shows Tom Brady's Super Bowl LI jersey after it was recovered by authorities in Mexico City.

Brady's Super Bowl jerseys returned to New England Patriots

Tom Brady's stolen Super Bowl jerseys are back with the New England Patriots.

Football

Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo.

Ronaldo scores on return home as Portugal loses to Sweden

Cristiano Ronaldo scored on his emotional return home, but Portugal squandered a two-goal lead to lose 3-2 to Sweden in a friendly on Tuesday.

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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