The theme of the Marist St Joseph’s Sports Club annual general meeting on Thursday was ‘We serve only the best interests of Marist, not our own’. Re-elected club president Faimalomatumua Mathew Lemisio touched on this in his report to the AGM.
Samoa Sports Lotto committed $500,000 tala to the Samoa Rugby Union yesterday to assist with the Manu Samoa’s preparations for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.
The Samoa Triathlon Union received a donation of equipment from the World Triathlon Union and Triathlon Australia yesterday at Tanoa Tusitala Hotel.
The Samoan national netball team attended the Special Needs School (Inclusive Education) Sports Day at N.U.S. Gym yesterday. Loto Taumafai School, Aoga Fiamalamalama, and Senese took part in the Ministry of Education, Sports and Culture (M.E.S.C.) programme.
Samoa lost their final game of the Oceania Women’s Rugby Championship to defending champions Fiji 43-12. The match between the two remaining unbeaten teams at the tournament is Samoa’s first loss since returning to the international scene after four years in the wilderness.
Two close defeats to Tahiti bookended an otherwise successful FIBA Polynesian Cup for the Samoa men’s basketball team. Samoa were beaten 77-73 in the final last night at N.U.S. Gym for their second loss of the tournament.
For the second time in three days the Samoa national women’s basketball team lost to Tahiti at the FIBA Polynesia Cup. Last night’s 91-75 semifinal loss puts Samoa in the Bronze medal match against American Samoa at 1pm today at the N.U.S. Gym.
Competitors in tonight’s Mr Samoa 2018 bodybuilding competition registered and weighed in at the S.T.A. Fale yesterday. Former Mr Samoa champion and this year’s guest poser Karl Tui Adam was present to talk to the competition hopefuls.
The Manu Sina are making the most of what captain Sui Pauaraisa of Foailalo calls an “amazing opportunity”. She has lead a squad with almost no international experience to two wins from two at the Oceania Rugby Womens 15s Championship in Fiji.
The Tonga men’s national basketball team lost their opening game of the FIBA Polynesian Cup, but the greater victory was the fact they got on the court at all.
The FIBA Polynesian Cup basketball tournament officially kicked off yesterday at the National University of Samoa gym. The host Samoa, Cooks Islands, Tahiti, American Samoa and Tonga will go head-to-head in the six-day tournament. The tournament will feature both men’s and women’s teams and will use a round robin format in the group stage, with the top four teams qualifying for the finals.
Cook Islands' veteran-savvy overwhelmed a young Samoa side in the Women's Division of the 2018 Polynesian Cup to take a commanding 80-47 victory. The ladies in green kept their defensive pace high, hounding the host nation with their full-court pressure defense.
The reigning Mr Samoa is excited to defend his title at this year’s competition next Saturday. Athletes competing met Samoa Bodybuilding Federation (S.B.F.) coach Johan Keil at his gym yesterday morning to check in ahead of Mr Samoa 2018.
Samoa 7s played in the Challenge final yesterday/this morning for the second World Rugby Sevens Series event in a row. However after last week’s 9th place finish in Dubai, Samoa finished 10th overall having lost their final 14-38 to Argentina.
Lupesoliai La'auli Joseph Parker said he is looking to finish off a challenging year “with a bang” against Alexander Flores on Saturday night. The former World Boxing Organisation (W.B.O.) heavyweight champion is in the final stages of his training for Saturday’s fight at Horncastle Arena in Christchurch, New Zealand.
He can laugh about it now, the concept of being "too big" that led him on this extraordinary journey to the Philadelphia Eagles.
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.
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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