England lost its scoring touch and unbeaten record for 2018 as New Zealand cruised to a 34-0 win at Elland Road to avoid a rugby league series whitewash on Sunday.
Tai Vili has won gold for Samoa in the over 70kgs category at the South Pacific Bodybuilding Championship in Rarotonga. The tournament in the Cook Islands was held under the umbrella of the International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness (I.F.B.B.).
The Samoa women’s national football team have spent the last week in camp ahead of the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) Nations Cup. They fly out on Tuesday for the World Cup and Olympic qualifying tournament which is hosted in New Caledonia.
Week 12 of the Upolu National Football League concluded at the Tuanaimato fields yesterday afternoon. Moaula FC and Vaiusu SC played out an entertaining 2-all draw, with Moaula’s U16 national team representative Samu Galu Tauasa nabbing an equaliser with the last kick of the game.
The Manu Samoa 7s prevailed over Australia in a see-saw 3rd place playoff at the Oceania Sevens in Fiji last night. Samoa started the game well, as Kerisimasi Savai’inaea ran in the first try off a great inside line.
Samoa Gridiron is offering high school students a chance to further their education through sport. Boys aged 12-18 can come along to free gridiron coaching clinics at the Marist Brother’s Primary School this week.
Winger Tom Makinson put on a show with a hat trick of tries for England to beat New Zealand 20-14 at Anfield on Sunday and wrap up their three-test rugby league series with a game to spare.
Sara Cox has become the first female to referee a top-level English rugby union match. The 28-year-old Cox, who became the world's first female professional rugby referee in 2016, took charge of Northampton's 15-14 Premiership Cup victory at Wasps on Sunday.
New Zealand Maori scored nine tries to three and overcame three yellow cards to beat the United States 59-22 in a rugby international at Soldier Field on Sunday, stretching their unbeaten record against the USA to five games.
Co-captain Owen Farrell escaped a citing on Sunday for his shoulder-led tackle at the end of England's win over South Africa at Twickenham. World Rugby said there were no citings arising from the test following reviews, or from the Wales-Scotland and Ireland-Italy matches on Saturday.
The Bodybuilding Federation of Samoa (B.B.F.S.) has sent a team to participate in the South Pacific Bodybuilding Championship in Rarotonga, Cook Islands.
The Savai’i Sevens team are the champions of the 2018 Bluesky Iva Savaii 7’s Tournament. They defeated Lulu Mai Vini, 26-7, in the final played at Prince Edward Park last Saturday.
A 60-meter try by center Oliver Gildart on debut helped England overcome New Zealand 18-16 in the opening match of the three-test rugby league series on Saturday.
The Samoa International Cricket Association (S.I.C.A.) kickstarted its annual Business House competition last Wednesday at the Garden Oval Cricket Ground, Tuanaimato.
On the heels of the successful Miss Samoa Pageant staged in Savaii two months ago, the 2019 Pacific Games Organising Committee is following suit banking on the outpour of support from the Big Island to deliver one of the best international sporting event to be staged on the Big Island.
The Pacific Games Council has nothing but praises for government and the people of Samoa for their support behind the country’s preparations for the 2019 Pacific Games in Apia next July.
The Ministry of Health Business House Championship 2018 is set to begin at Saint Joseph’s College on Monday. It is an eight weeks tournament and is organised by Samoa Touch Rugby Incorporated (S.T.R.I.) in partnership with the Ministry of Health (M.O.H.).
Canada and Germany were in pole position for the last berth in the 2019 Rugby World Cup after opening wins in the repechage tournament on Sunday.
Undisputed world cruiserweight champion Oleksandr Usyk successfully defended his four belts and sent Tony Bellew into retirement by knocking out the British fighter in the eighth round in Manchester on Saturday.
He can laugh about it now, the concept of being "too big" that led him on this extraordinary journey to the Philadelphia Eagles.
Cristiano Ronaldo denied the accusations of rape against him, saying Wednesday that he had a "clear conscience" as he awaits the conclusions of an investigation.
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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