PRESIDENT RUGBY LEAGUE SAMOA PRESIDENT: Tagaloa Fa’afouina Su’a.

Don’t believe payrise talks yet

The President of Rugby League Samoa, Tagaloa Fa’afouina Su’a, has advised the public against believing anything about a possible pay rise for tier two nations - Samoa, Tonga and Fiji.

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Sikolasitika Isaia with S.A.S.N.O.C. President, Fepulea’i Patrick Fepulea’i. Photo: Team Samoa/Nynette Sass.

Chanel College student wins Samoa’s first Mini Games medal

Female weightlifter Sikolasitika Isaia has secured Samoa her first medal at the Pacific Mini Games in Vanuatu. Isaia competed in the 58kgs division. The 16-year-old is a Chanel College student and has only been lifting just over a year.

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FLYING THE FLAG: Some members of Team Samoa in Vanuatu last night. Photo: Nynette Sass.

Team Samoa at Mini Games opening ceremony

Team Samoa joined delegations from around the Pacific for the opening ceremony of the Pacific Mini Games in Vanuatu last night.

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Solomona Hamilton, Ayrton Hodson and Victor Chen - placegetters in the Optimist Open Division.

Fealofani Cup Regatta reunites the two Samoas through a love of sailing

On the weekend of 25 and 26 November the Apia Yacht Club hosted a regatta as the second leg of the Fealofani Cup sailing competition between Apia and Pago Pago at Mulinu’u.

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Australia's players celebrate with the trophy after defeating England in their Rugby League World Cup final at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane.

Australia edges England 6-0 in brutal World Cup final

Mal Meninga became the first Australian to win the Rugby League World Cup as a player and a coach, guiding the Kangaroos to a 6-0 win over England in a brutal, defense-oriented final.

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Cameron Smith. RLWC 2017. Australia Kangaroos v England.

Cameron Smith wins rugby league player of the year

Australia captain Cameron Smith was awarded the international rugby league player of the year for the second time on Wednesday, three days before the Kangaroos play England in the World Cup final.

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STILL SMILING DESPITE THE RAIN: The young kids and officials at the Marist Grounds last week.

Kids touch rugby, gymnastics kick off at Marist Sports Club

The rain failed to dampen spirits of over 40 children who gathered to learn the sports of Touch Rugby and Gymnastics last Saturday.

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Faleata Knights.

Auckland Marist Samoa tourney makes history

The Auckland Marist Samoa made history last weekend hosting a first ever 7s tournament in Auckland, New Zealand. The tournament took place last week at the Norana Park, Favona Road, Mangere on the 18th of November. 

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Jason Taumalolo and Andrew Fifita at the end of the narrow 20-18 loss to England.

Tonga fans sign petition to protest World Cup semi defeat

More than 35,000 fans have signed an online petition calling for an explanation of the no-try call Saturday that cost Tonga an historic victory over England in a semifinal of the Rugby League World Cup.

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DANIEL WILLIAM CARTER (Racing Metro 92)

Carter to leave Racing 92 for Japanese club Kobe Steelers

Former All Blacks flyhalf Dan Carter will leave French club Racing 92 at the end of the season and go to Japanese club Kobe Steelers.

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Valentine Holmes runs in yet another try.

Australia beats Fiji 54-6 in Rugby League World Cup semi

Winger Valentine Holmes became the first player to score six tries in a test as defending champion Australia beat Fiji 54-6 in the first semifinal of the Rugby League World Cup on Friday.

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Bodybuilders pose up for Mr. Samoa

The Mr. Samoa Bodybuilding competition is back. It is scheduled to make its long awaited return on Saturday 25 November at 7pm at the Tanoa Tusitala Hotel.

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Andrew Fifita of Tonga is tackled during the RLWC Quarter Final, Tonga v Lebanon, Rugby League World Cup 2017.

England, Australia, Tonga, Fiji in WCup semifinals

England has joined defending champion Australia, Tonga and Fiji in the semifinals of the Rugby League World Cup after weekend quarterfinals which showed the full flowering of Pacific Islands league on the world stage.

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Kolisi Viki, Alatina Ioelu and Kerene Faasisila taking some time out.

S.C.O.P.A. netball for a good cause

The rain on Saturday morning failed to dampen the spirits of staff members from more than 20 companies, businesses and organizations who participated in the Kings and Queens Netball tournament.

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Jordan Chewlit wins Tupua Fred Wetzell Trophy

Jordan Chewlit has done it again. He is triumphant following the Squash tournament sponsored by Apia Concrete Products yesterday.

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Fiji celebrate the final whistle.

Fiji shocks NZ, Tonga edges Lebanon to reach WCup semis

Fiji pulled off one of the biggest upsets in Rugby League World Cup history Saturday when it beat tournament co-hosts New Zealand 4-2 in the quarterfinals.

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Valentine Holmes touches down to score a try for Australia against Samoa. Photograph: Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images

Samoa knocked out of World Cup

Toa Samoa has been knocked out of the Rugby League World Cup by a dominant Australian team.

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Maria and Israel Folau during a recent public appearance. Photo: Getty Images.

Maria Tutaia marries Folau in ‘secret ceremony’

There are reports that Samoa Kiwi superstar, Maria Tutaia, has tied the knot to her Tongan Australia beau, Israel Folau. Several media reports out of Australia indicates the wedding took place before a select number of guests on a private property in Kangaroo Valley yesterday.

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Squash players in action for the A.C.P Squash tournament. Photo / Misiona Simo

A.C.P. Squash tournament underway

The Apia Concrete Products (A.C.P.) Squash tournament brought plenty of action to Tuanaimato yesterday evening. It was opened by the President of the Samoa Squash Association, Masoe Norman Wetzell. 

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TEAM SAMOA ON THE MOVE: Faaso'otauloa Sam Saili, Nynette Sass, Fepulea'i Patrick Fepulea'i and Tuala Mathew Vaea.

Team Samoa gears up for Vanuatu

Team Samoa will be competing in 11 sports at the upcoming Pacific Mini Games in Vanuatu next month. This was confirmed by the Team Samoa General Manager for the Vanuatu Mini Games and Commonwealth Games, Tuala Mathew Vaea, yesterday.

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Rugby

Jeriah Mua.

Decision by young Samoans to turn down NZ jersey for Samoa turning heads

The decision by two young Samoan men based in New Zealand to choose to play for Samoa is turning heads all over the world. Jeriah Mua is among two players who had been asked to play for New Zealand at this weekend’s World School Sevens tournament but have opted to play for Samoa instead.

Boxing

Ukraine's Wladimir Klitschko and Britain's Tyson Fury, right, exchange blows in a world heavyweight title fight as Fury wins Klitschko's WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO belts in the Esprit Arena in Duesseldorf, western Germany.

Fury receives backdated 2-year doping ban, free to box again

Former world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury accepted a backdated two-year doping ban on Tuesday, freeing him to fight again if he regains his boxing license.

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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