England's Joe Cokanasiga breaks past Australia's Matt Toomua during the rugby union international between England and Australia at Twickenham in London, Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)

England secure record 6th straight win over Wallabies

After waiting two and a half years to welcome back Manu Tuilagi, England found a new powerful star in Joe Cokanasiga.

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Manu Samoa.

Manu Samoa named for Spain

A battered Manu Samoa has named their team to play Spain in their final Northern Hemisphere Tour game on Sunday morning. 

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Manu Sina squad is ready to take on the Fiji team for the Oceania Women’s Rugby Championship title.

Manu Sina showdown with Fiji to decide Oceania Women’s Rugby Championship

Today’s Oceania Women’s Rugby Championship title decider between Samoa and hosts Fiji will be the biggest game of rugby in most of the Manu Sina players’ careers to date. Both teams come into the game unbeaten, and Samoa coach Ramsey Tomokino said Fiji are a good side. “They’ve been together longer, so they’re more used to the conditions as well.”

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Ireland's Garry Ringrose is stopped in his tracks as he attacks during the rugby union international between Ireland and the New Zealand All Blacks in Dublin.

Ireland change 14 for test against US Eagles

 Only center Garry Ringrose has kept his run-on jersey in the Ireland side meeting the United States in a rugby international on Saturday at Lansdowne Road.

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England's Owen Farrell, left, and Dylan Hartley after the rugby union international match between England and New Zealand at Twickenham.

England bench features captain Hartley, Wallabies dump Beale

England co-captain Dylan Hartley is in the reserves and Australia dumped Kurtley Beale for their rugby international at Twickenham on Saturday.

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France's Yoann Huget, right, celebrates with France's Teddy Thomas after he scored a try during their rugby union international match between France and Argentina.

France coach Brunel makes 2 changes to face Fiji

Fullback Benjamin Fall and prop Rabah Slimani will start France's final November test against Fiji on Saturday.

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Australia's Samu Kerevi, right, attempts to fend say the tackle of Wales Gareth Anscombe during the rugby union international match between Wales and Australia.

Wales brings Williams in for Halfpenny; Springboks unchanged

Gareth Anscombe was retained at flyhalf and Liam Williams brought in for the injured Leigh Halfpenny at fullback as Wales seeks a clean sweep of its end-of-year tests against South Africa on Saturday.

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New Zealand's Damian McKenzie skips past the challenge of England's Sam Underhill during the rugby union international match between England and New Zealand at Twickenham stadium in London.

Barrett, McKenzie retained in All Blacks XV to play Italy

Flyhalf Beauden Barrett and fullback Damian McKenzie have been retained by the All Blacks in defiance of staunch critics for Saturday's season-ending test against Italy at Rome.

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Jack Lam laying a tackle against Georgia. Photos: Georgian Rugby Facebook.

Manu Samoa their own worst enemies in hunt for 80-minute performance

Manu Samoa captain Jack Lam said his team have been their own worst enemies on the Northern Hemisphere Tour so far. They go into their final game against Spain on Sunday morning after back-to-back losses to USA and Georgia.

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England's Chris Ashton scores a try during the rugby union international match between England and New Zealand.

England lose Ashton, Wallabies handling stomach bug

England wing Chris Ashton will miss playing Australia on Saturday at Twickenham because of a left calf injury.

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Wales' Dan Biggar, centre, in action against Tonga's Vunga Lilo, left, and Paea Fa'anunu during their Autumn International rugby union match at the Principality Stadium, Cardiff.

Wales' Halfpenny out of Springboks test from concussion

Leigh Halfpenny has been ruled out of Wales' test against South Africa in Cardiff on Saturday because of concussion.

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MANU SINA SHOWING HOW IT’S DONE: The Manu Sina laying down the law against Tonga in their game yesterday.

Manu Sina thrash Tonga at Oceania Championship

Samoa had a 66-7 win over Tonga in the second round of the Oceania Womens’ Rugby Championship in Lautoka, Fiji yesterday. Tonga scored in the opening minutes when Manu Sina knocked on at the kickoff, and they rumbled over to take an early 0-7 lead.

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Henderson says toppling All Blacks again "reassures" Ireland

Beating world champion New Zealand gave Ireland "reassurance," lock Iain Henderson said on Monday. Two days after toppling the All Blacks 16-9 for the first time at home, Henderson said the team's prime motivation was not to be a one-win wonder.

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South Africa's captain Siya Kolisi, left, is tackled by Scotland's Hamish Watson during the rugby union international match between Scotland and South Africa at Murrayfield stadium, in Edinburgh, Scotland, Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)

Springboks captain warned after headbutt, free to play Wales

Springboks captain Siya Kolisi was cleared to play against Wales on Saturday after World Rugby decided the flanker used only "moderate force" when headbutting Scotland center Peter Horne in the face in a match at the weekend.

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Ireland's Jacob Stockdale scores a try during the rugby union international match between Ireland and the New Zealand All Blacks at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin, Ireland, Saturday Nov. 17, 2018. (Niall Carson, PA via AP)

Ireland topple All Blacks 16-9 at home for first time

Ireland is No. 1. At least to New Zealand coach Steve Hansen. His All Blacks, the undisputed No. 1 for nine years, lost to the Irish 16-9 on Saturday for the first time in Dublin. Hansen immediately dubbed Ireland the favorite for the Rugby World Cup next year.

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England's Joe Cokanasiga celebrates after scoring a try during the rugby union international match between England and Japan at Twickenham stadium in London, Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

England recovers to beat Japan 35-15 at Twickenham

 Owen Farrell spearheaded a rescue act from England's powerful bench as a late and unanswered onslaught of points denied Japan a famous victory in its first visit to Twickenham on Saturday.

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Wales' Steff Evans, centre, is tackled by Tonga's Sione Vailanu, left, and Siale Piutau during their Autumn International rugby union match at the Principality Stadium, Cardiff, Wales, Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018. (Mike Egerton/PA via AP)

Wales grabs 10 tries, beats Tonga 74-24 for 8th straight win

Wales scored three tries in the first 11 minutes before adding seven more in a rampant second-half display to thrash Tonga 74-24 in a rugby international in Cardiff and seal an eighth straight victory on Saturday.

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South Africa's Handre Pollard kicks the ball to convert a try during the rugby union international match between Scotland and South Africa at Murrayfield stadium, in Edinburgh, Scotland, Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)

Springboks win at Murrayfield 26-20

South Africa became the first visiting team in a year to storm Murrayfield after beating Scotland 26-20 in a rugby international on Saturday.

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Manu Samoa capitulates against Georgia

For the second week in a row, the Manu Samoa has been left wondering how on earth they lost. Georgia rode a 17-0 second half comeback to turn over Samoa 27-19 at home in Tbilisi. They took an early lead after a penalty from an attacking lineout gave them a kick for goal in the third minute.

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Australia's Marika Koroibete, left, is cheered by teammate David Pocock after scoring a try during the rugby union international match between Italy and Australia at the Euganeo Stadium in Padua, Italy, Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

Wallabies weather early scare to beat Italy 26-7

The Wallabies got the job half done. They beat Italy 26-7 on Saturday in Padua but had to survive an early scare and were far from convincing, still.

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Boxing

Tyson Fury, of England, lies on the canvas after being knocked down by Deontay Wilder during the 12th round of a WBC heavyweight championship boxing match.

Wilder hoping for a rematch with Fury 'ASAP'

WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder says he wants a rematch with Tyson Fury "ASAP."

NFL

Philadelphia Eagles offensive lineman Jordan Mailata, of Australia, heads off the field after an NFL football rookie minicamp at the team's training facility in Philadelphia. Mailata has made the cut for the Super Bowl

Too big for rugby, Eagles tackle Mailata is ready for NFL

He can laugh about it now, the concept of being "too big" that led him on this extraordinary journey to the Philadelphia Eagles.

Football

Sina Sataraka.

15-year-old Sataraka the centre of attention in 5-all draw

Samoa’s wild 5-all draw in their second game of the OFC Nations Cup against Tahiti had a bit of everything. Perhaps lucky to escape a red card for lashing out in retaliation, 15-year-old striker Sina Sataraka ended up with a hattrick.

Basketball

Teams playing at the Apia Park Gym within the Teuila Festival (Photo Anina Kazaz).

Basketball tournament kicks off

The Samoa Basketball Federation started its four-day tournament at Apia Park gym earlier this week. The various categories competing in the tournament include open women and men, Under 17 and 14 boys, girls’ teams from Upolu, Savaii and an open men’s team from American Samoa. 

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