Veteran fullback Billy Slater has been ruled out of the Queensland lineup in another setback for the team that has dominated the annual State of Origin series for the last decade.
The Acting President of the Samoa Amateur Boxing Association (S.A.B.A.), Papali’i Pasi Poloa, has welcomed the decision by the Samoa Sports Dispute Tribunal in relation to the future development of the sport.
Veteran lock Joe Tekori is back in blue. He is among the squad announced by Manu Samoa’s head coach Fuimaono Titimaea Tafua and his management for the upcoming Pacific Nations Cup in Fiji and Rugby World Cup 2019 qualifying games.
A tennis tournament sponsored by Business Systems Limited is underway. The inter-school competition is the result of a school tennis programme sponsored by Australian Tennis and Oceania programme called A.O.P.P.
Samoa Tennis Incorporated will be sending a team of 10 players to compete in the Fiji Tennis Open in Denarau, Nadi, Fiji from 23 to 27 May 2018. The team comprises Steffi Carruthers, Eleanor Schuster, Leon Soonalole and Vitikaras Taufao, who will be competing in the Open Men’s and Ladies senior category.
Promoting the right diet is no longer an individual concern. Through the quick rip sport, New Zealand rugby legends have taken the initiative to address non-communicable diseases starting from the grassroots level.
The Samoa Rugby Union (S.R.U.) has started a development programme called Get into Rugby (G.I.R.) that targets primary schools around the Vaimauga and Faleata District.
Cameron Smith has retired from representative rugby league, finishing a career that included 11 wins in the last 12 State of Origin series for Queensland and leading Australia to two World Cup titles.
The Samoa Touch Rugby Inc. (STRI) hosted its finals for the Touch the Crown Opens Tournament, sponsored by Taula Beverage Company last Saturday at the St Joseph’s College grounds at Alafua.
Despite the soggy weather yesterday, excited children and parents turned up for a friendly soccer match at the JS Blatter Football Complex, Tuana’imato. The students were from Robert Louis Stevenson Primary School, Vaiala Beach School and Peace Chapel.
The Samoa National Under-19 Men’s Football Team is ready for the Oceania Football Confederation Preliminary Championship 2018. The event to be held at the Cook Islands starts on 26 May and ends on 01 June.
Private schools in Samoa took part in the inter-school’s soccer tournament held at JS Blatter Football Complex, Tuana’imato yesterday. The participating schools were Vaiala Beach School, Robert Louis Stevenson Primary School, Peace Chapel Primary School and Pesega Middle School.
The Samoa Tag held their third one-day tournament this year at Marist Mulivai over the weekend. This tournament saw an emphasis on engaging the business community who put forth eight teams.
Last week the Samoa Touch Rugby Incorporated (S.T.R.I.) wrapped up its Business House Championship 2018 tournament after 8 competitive weeks of games. This tournament included 24 teams competing for the title (a total of 35 Government agencies and local businesses participating).
Captain Owen Farrell's six penalties and another Jonny May try earned England a much-needed consolation victory from its tour of South Africa as the visitors won 25-10 at Newlands on Saturday.
Vitali Klitschko had a difficult time grasping the moment."It's not reality. It's dream," Klitschko said Sunday during his induction into the International Boxing Hall of Fame. "I never expected I will be in (the Hall of Fame).
The Cleveland Browns' long search for a franchise quarterback has led them to Baker Mayfield — the first of four passers to be drafted in the top 10 Thursday night.
Brazilians breathed a sigh of relief Friday after the national team scored two stoppage time goals to beat Costa Rica 2-0 at the World Cup, bringing it closer to a berth in the round of 16.
For the second straight year, throngs of Golden State Warriors fans turned out for a victory parade to celebrate a team some are calling an NBA dynasty and got a treat when several players got off their buses to mingle with the crowd.
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