CAPTAIN: Frank Pritchard.

Toa Samoa names World Cup squad

Frank Pritchard will captain Toa Samoa at the 2017 Rugby League World Cup after being named in a 24-man squad which includes Canberra Raiders powerhouse Josh Papalii. Rugby League Samoa president Tagaloa Faafouina Su'a announced the squad in Samoa today for the tournament, which will be played in Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea between 27 October and 2 December.

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Josh Papali’i.

Josh Papali’i could play for Toa Samoa

Toa Samoa could have Josh Papali’i in their Rugby League World Cup squad. Papalii is eligible to play for Samoa after he was axed from the Australian Kangaroos squad. And he could join a long list of Raiders lining up for second-tier countries despite their Australian absence.

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Storm players lined up in arms during the Anthem.

Melbourne wins National Rugby League title, beats Cowboys

The Melbourne Storm ended a dominating season with an almost routine 34-6 win over the North Queensland Cowboys in the National Rugby League grand final on Sunday.

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SHIELD MATCH: The Lupe ole Soaga (green) team retained the shield after scoring 4-1 against Lepea SC. Photo / FFS Media.

Upolu National League kicks off

The Football Federation Samoa has kick started another exciting local tournament. The Upolu National League features teams from Upolu competing for the top prize. 

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BEFORE AND AFTER: The winner of the 1Touch Ministries 10 week Bootcamp Health Transformation challenge.

Malaki Lei Sam takes out 1Touch Health Transformation Challenge

OneTouch Ministries completed its 10-Week Bootcamp Health Transformation Challenge recently.

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HOWZAT! Young cricketers getting fit and staying healthy through playing sports with the support of Business Systems Limite.

B.S.L. boosts grassroots programmes

Business System Limited has provided a financial boost of nearly $10,000 for the development of grassroots programmes.

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WELCOME TO SAMOA: Members of the Brian Kerle Academy in Samoa for a visit.

Top Australian Academy in Samoa

A group from a top basketball Academy in Brisbane Australia is in Samoa. The team from the, Brian Kerle Academy, arrived last week and they have been busy visiting schools and various community groups to interact and conduct training clinics.

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Storm players lined up in arms during the Anthem.

Cowboys, Storm to meet in National Rugby League grand final

After just making the National Rugby League playoffs as the eighth and last qualifying team, the North Queensland Cowboys are into the grand final against the first-place Melbourne Storm.

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Serena Williams answers questions at a press conference after defeating her sister Venus to win the women's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia.

New mom Serena Williams thanks mother for being a role model

New mom Serena Williams is thanking her own mother for being the role model she says she needed.

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Women’s Sevens tournament underway

The Women’s 7’s tournament kicked off yesterday at the Samoa Rugby Union field in Tuanaimato. Six teams had registered but one team pulled out just before the tournament started yesterday morning, according to the Women’s Development Officer, Avii Faalupega.

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Proud moments: prize recipients during the Football Federation Prize Giving

Football Youth league ends

Football Federation Samoa hosted Prize Giving on Saturday 16th September at its premises to conclude the annual Youth League tournament which started in April of this year.

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Netball Samoa prepare for 2019 Pacific Games with workshops for technical officials.

Netball: Gearing up for 2019 Pacific Games and World Cup

Netball Samoa recently completed trials for our local based players for the National Netball Training Squad last week.  

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OUT IN FRONT: THree time champion,Rebecca Marley on the last stage of the Tour with Dave Gorrie.

Rebecca Marley wins Women’s Tour for the third time

Etch this name in the record books of international sport in the country. The name is Rebecca Marley.

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The place was filled with parents, families, friends and teachers cheering and screaming as winning students made their way onto the stage to claim their medals.

Young lifters told to target Pacific Games, 2019

The inaugural inter-school weightlifting competition has concluded on a high note with the winners being rewarded for their efforts. 

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COMMONWEALTH AND OCEANIA CHAMPION: Nevo Ioane (middle) is among the team leaving today.

Weightlifters off to Asia Indoor Champs

The Samoa Weightlifting team is on the move again. This time they are heading to Ashgabat Turkmenistan for Asia Indoor Sports Championship.

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SAMOA’S FORD TOUR CHAMPION: Aucklander Brendon Madden-Smith was crowned champion of the Ford Tour of Samoa.

Madden-Smith Wins Ford Tour of Samoa

Aucklander Brendon Madden-Smith was crowned champion of the Ford Tour of Samoa on Saturday. He is the overall winner under combined general classification for the tour. In the women’s race Rebecca Marley was crowned women’s champion for the third time.

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SAMOA TEAM: Ryan Paia, Theodore Mc Farland, Joseph Vaetoe, Ezra Pama Tufuga.

Samoa basketball in Turkmenistan

The Samoa National Basketball team has arrived in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan for the Asia Indoor Games Championships.

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John de Garnham of Christchurch.

Tony Downing wins Time Trial

Day Three of the Ford Tour of Samoa was racing of a different sort. Group dynamics were put aside to showcase individuality in the 30 kilometre Ford Time Trial.

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GREAT STUFF: The Samoa weightlifting team with some of their supporters.

Weightlifters dominate with golden haul

The Samoa weightlifting fraternity is celebrating after their team brought home 12 gold medals, four silver medals, two bronze medals and four trophies, dominating the Commonwealth and Oceania Weightlifting Championships in the Gold Coast. 

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There are 42 riders on the Tour, the biggest ever in the short history of the event.

Ford Tour Day 1: from Apia to Lalomanu

ON YOUR BIKES: The Ford Tour of Samoa started at Tanoa Tusitala Hotel at 6am, yesterday. It was led out by defending champions Tim Robertson and Rebecca Marley. 

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Rugby

Assistant Coach: Muliagatele Brian Lima, Head Coach: Fuimaono Titimaea Tafua, C.E.O. of Samoa Rugby Union, Faleomavaega Vincent Fepuleai, Va’aelua Aloi Alesana and Soifua John Schuster.

Manu Samoa Team announced

The Manu Samoa Team for the Northern Hemisphere tour 2017 was announced this morning by Head Coach Fuimaono Titimaea Tafua. The list of players was announced in a press conference this morning at the Samoa Rugby Union Headquarters in Tuana’imato.

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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