All Blacks scrumhalf Aaron Smith came off the bench to score a try with four minutes remaining as the 14-man Highlanders rallied to beat the Chiefs 30-27 Friday in the opening match of the Super Rugby season.
Defending champions Auckland Marist Samoa, Vaiala, Tepatasi, Mountfort Brothers and Tama Uli Salelologa all made strong starts on the morning of Day One at the Marist International Sevens Tournament.
Defending Marist International Sevens Tournament champions Auckland Marist Samoa arrived in the country on Wednesday to win their fourth consecutive title, but also to share their knowledge with the players at St Joseph’s College in Alafua.
Te Tai Tokerau, the first women’s rugby side from Northland, New Zealand to ever travel abroad, will play their first match at the Marist International Sevens Tournament this morning against local champions Apia Maroons.
Samoa United of Christchurch, New Zealand have come to the Marist International Sevens Tournament, held today and tomorrow at ACP Stadium in Lotopa, because of the platform and exposure it will provide their players.
Former Fiji national team sevens players Pio Tuwai and Joeli Lutumailagi, and wider squad member Nacanieli Batina, arrived in Samoa yesterday to link up with the AST SCOPA Rugby Club ahead of the Vailima Marist International Sevens Tournament this Friday and Saturday.
Defending champions Auckland Samoa Women’s Rugby are on the island with a greater purpose than just competing in the Vailima Marist International Sevens Tournament.
Auckland Samoa defeated Lepea 27-5 at ACP Stadium, Lotopa on Tuesday evening, in a friendly 15s game between the two women’s rugby sides as a warmup to the Vailima Marist International Sevens Tournament on Friday and Saturday.
England prop Mako Vunipola will miss the rest of the Six Nations after damaging left ankle ligaments in the thrashing of France last weekend.
Manu Samoa coach Steve Jackson has a growing list of about 70 players he is keeping tabs on in selecting his final list of 31 for the Rugby World Cup.
Manu Samoa coach Steve Jackson is glad to be back in Samoa for what will be an exciting year preparing for the Rugby World Cup in Japan in September and October.
AST SCOPA have retained the Senior A Shield with a 25-22 win over Vailele in the fifth round of the Taula Apia Rugby Union yesterday at Tuanaimato.
Wales equaled its century-old national record for consecutive wins after overcoming a plucky Italy side 26-15 in Six Nations rugby on Saturday.
Scotland smells blood in the water. Watching Ireland get cut down by England last weekend in Dublin, of all places, has given Scotland a fresh jolt that it can upset the Irish on Saturday in the Six Nations for a second straight time at Murrayfield.
England is starting winger Chris Ashton in the Six Nations for the first time in six years, while France has recalled center Mathieu Bastareaud for their clash on Sunday at Twickenham.
Samoan-Australian champion boxer, Jai Opetaia, gave back to the community by giving a boxing lesson yesterday for the kids at Inga’s Gym, Sinamoga. “Today is about the kids,” he said. “We’re just coming here to have training with the kids and have a laugh and enjoy so it’s actually exciting for them to see what we got for them in the bag.”
Super it wasn't — until the drive that won New England its record-tying sixth Super Bowl.
Kiwi FC had their first session back at training yesterday having returned from a successful trip to the Cook Islands for the OFC Champions League qualifying tournament.
American basketball player Mike James says he was racially profiled by Milan police who pointed guns at him and two friends after being stopped on the street — a claim that police deny.
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