Esmeralda Lo Tam during netball trials.

Playing for Samoa “highest honour”

Trials are underway for netballers vying to represent Samoa in the 2019 South Pacific Games and the Netball World Cup. A few dozen women from Samoa, New Zealand and Australia gathered at the National University of Samoa gymnasium to prove to the national coach they have what it takes.

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Samoa bodybuilders gear up for the Mr. Samoa Bodybuilding 2018 competition.

Bodybuilders gear up for Mr. Samoa 2018

The Samoa Bodybuilding Federation’s (S.B.F.) preparation for the Mr. Samoa Bodybuilding 2018 competition is underway. S.B.F. President Romulus Leung Wai said this year’s competition will focus on promoting a healthy lifestyle and contribute to combating non-communicable diseases (N.C.D.) in Samoa.

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Tennis star Serena Williams speaks at the Shop.org conference Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Serena Williams talks fashion, not fouls at Las Vegas event

Serena Williams talked about her fashion business and her family, but not tennis fouls during a Friday appearance before a business trade group in Las Vegas.

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CHAMPIONS: Federal Pacific Finance Marist Saints Rugby League Team are the winners for the 2018 Nines Tournament.

Saints dedicate victory to Marist 130th Anniversary celebration

The Federal Pacific Finance Marist Saints Rugby League Team has done it again. They are celebrating their triumph at the end of the 2018 Nines Tournament against the former Champions, Apia Barracudas.

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Samoa Oceania World Cup Qualifiers team, many of whom are coming to Samoa to trial for the 2019 World Netball Cup.

Netball W.C.C., 2019 Pacific Games squad trials next week

The last national open trial for the netball World Cup Championship and 2019 Pacific Games squad starts next week at the National University of Samoa gym.

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Live stream: Samoa's U-16 Boys football take on New Caledonia

Samoa's U-16 Boys football team will play its match against New Caledonia today in the OFC U-16 Championship 2018. Join us at 5pm (Samoa time) for the live stream coverage. 

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Samoan tennis team.

Tennis success in Samoa

Samoa’s vey own Eleanor Schuster and Vicky Leavai won gold medals in the women’s doubles division at the fifth Oceania Tennis Championship held in Apia last weekend.

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Samoa’s U16 football team.

Samoa U16 is off to Solomon Islands

Samoa’s U16 football team was only back from Wellington for a short time before they left for the Solomon Islands on Saturday for their chance to make it to the FIFA U17 World Cup.

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New Zealand and Australian referees.

Tau Samoa Aussie dominate Teuila tourney

Tau Samoa Australia dominated this year’s Teuila Tag International Tournament 2018 finals in the men’s division.

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Brendon Madden-Smith with the Leader’s yellow jersey in between two local riders in the 2017 tour CREDIT: Samoa Events / ScottieTPhoto.

Brendon Madden-Smith returns to defend Ford Tour title

The Ford Tour of Samoa is here and ready to go. Riders started arriving over a week ago, come Sunday afternoon everyone will be here and eager to ride. 

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Stragglers team.

Toughest Perimeter Relay yet

The 10th Perimeter Relay on Saturday was the most difficult one yet. 

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Sanele Mao one of the five lifters that will represent Samoa in the World Championship.

Weightlifters for World Championships selected

Five weightlifters will represent Samoa at the International Weightlifting Federation’s Senior World Championships next month. They are Iuniarra Sipaia, Nevo Ioane, Petunu Opeloge, Koliata Petelo and Sanele Mao.

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FIRST TAG RUGBY TOURNAMENT: The Teuila Tag Festival competition consists of 20 teams in four different division.

New Zealand tag team runs clinic at Pesega

Church College Pesega was recently the scene of a tag team training clinic held by New Zealand team Counties Manukau All Stars. 

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Tau Avengers versus CMA AllStars in the Teuila Tag Tournament.

Teuila Tag Festival tournament kicks off

The Teuila Tag Festival tournament got underway yesterday with matches played at the Football Federation Samoa fields at Tuanaimato.

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Oceania Tennis Championship underway

The Fifth Oceania Tennis Championships kicked off at Apia Park yesterday. Ten countries are competing in this year’s tournament and are led by Australia, Cook Islands, Fiji, Guam, Federated States of Micronesia, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Tahiti-nui, Vanuatu and the host Samoa.

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Maria Toi Folau Ilalio Loau Salamasina

Samoa’s first F.I.F.A. ref is back

Samoa’s first referee to officiate in a F.I.F.A. tournament is back from her second stint at the job, this time in France.

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Champion of the Clash of Legends tournament - Vaatausili (white uniform) playing against B.S.L. Vaea (green uniform).

Vaatausili takes out 2018 Touch Championship

Vaatausili has taken out this year’s Bank of the South Pacific National Elite Touch Championship - Clash of Legends in the open men’s division.

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Faaofonuu JP Leota, President of the Samoa Tag Incorporated and Tuala Tamaalelagi Siaki Tuala, C.E.O of Samoa Sports lotto giving the funding of $5,000.00 for the first international tag tournament held over the Teuila Week.

Tag rugby gets $5,000 help

Samoa Sports lotto presented $5,000 to the Samoa Tag Incorporated for their first international Teuila tag tournament to be held on Teuila week from September 5-7 in Apia. 

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Gaufa Frances Salesa, Safa’avaoa Esau Fitu Summer Sula Tuamasaga Schuster, three of the five young women about to leave for New Zealand.

Not just netball: Scholarship programme is a “life school”

Bungee jumping, horse trekking and self defense training are just some of the perks five young netballers will be treated to during a six month intensive training stint in Auckland.

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N.F.L. and Pittsburgh Steelers legend Troy Polamalu and Polynesian Airlines pilot Kit Dillon.

Famous Samoan drops by

N.F.L. and Pittsburgh Steelers legend Troy Polamalu was in Samoa briefly on Sunday. Polamalu was on his way to American Samoa where he is conducting football clinics.

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Rugby

Rieko Ioane celebrates his try. New Zealand All Blacks v South Africa Springboks. Rugby Championship test match. Westpac Stadium, Wellington, New Zealand. Saturday 15 September 2018.

Winger Ioane signs new 4-year deal with NZ Rugby

All Blacks winger Rieko Ioane has agreed a new four-year contract with New Zealand Rugby. The 21-year-old Ioane, who has scored 18 tries in his 18 tests, has signed through 2022 in a deal worth several million dollars.

Boxing

Boxers, Britain's Anthony Joshua, left, and Russia's Alexander Povetkin pose for photographers with boxing promoter Eddie Hearn, centre, after a press conference at Wembley stadium in London, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. Joshua and Povetkin are due to fight

Joshua back 'home' to face Povetkin for heavyweight titles

This was supposed to be the week Anthony Joshua completed his whirlwind boxing journey from Olympic gold medalist to undisputed world heavyweight champion. Deontay Wilder should have been the opponent, Las Vegas potentially the venue.

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

Malae Sofe far right officiating in the 2017 OFC Womens U16 Champs Photo FFS Media.

New appointment for Samoan Referee

Malae Sofe has been appointed to officiate as an assistant referee in the OFC U-16 Men’s Championship taking place in the Solomon Islands, this week. Sofe is one of only two Assistant Referees from Samoa to officiate in Oceania competitions.

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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