Samoa defeat Germany 66-15 in the first leg of the Oceania/Europe play-off in Apia for the Rugby World Cup in 2019.

Canada and Germany win openers in Rugby World Cup repechage

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.

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South Africa's Bongi Mbonambi, left, is congratulated by teammate's Handre Pollard, right, and Cheslin Kolbe as he celebrates after scoring his team's match winning try against France during their rugby union international at the Stade de France in Paris,

France cracks late again and loses to Springboks 29-26

France cracked right at the end once again as South Africa scored a try deep into injury time to win 29-26 at Stade de France on Saturday.

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Ireland's Luke McGrath scores a try during the rugby union international match between Ireland and Argentina, at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin, Ireland, Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

Ireland struggle to put down Pumas 28-17

Ireland got the scrap it wanted before playing New Zealand as it had to grind past Argentina 28-17 at Lansdowne Road on Saturday.

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Manu Samoa coach Steve Jackson.

Coach Jackson: Manu Samoa ‘definitely unlucky’ to lose

Manu Samoa coach Steve Jackson could not imagine a worse way to lose a rugby game than what happened to his team against USA Eagles yesterday morning. A last-gasp penalty kick stole the USA a 30-29 victory over the Manu in Jackson’s first game in charge. “To say I’m a little gutted would be an understatement.

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Wales Cory Hill runs between Australia's Dane Haylett-Petty, right, and Michael Hooper during the rugby union international match between Wales and Australia at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales, Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)

Wales wins 9-6 to end 13-match losing run against Australia

Wales ended a 13-match losing run against Australia as Dan Biggar kicked a late penalty for a 9-6 win in Cardiff on Saturday.

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Italy's Luca Sperandio, left, jumps for the ball during an international test match between Italy and Georgia, at the Artemio Franchi stadium in Florence, Italy.

Italy dims talk of 6N demotion after beating Georgia 28-17

Italy will hope it dimmed talk of being replaced in the Six Nations after comfortably beating Georgia 28-17 on Saturday.

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New Zealand's Damian McKenzie skips past the challenge of England's Sam Underhill during the rugby union international match between England and New Zealand at Twickenham stadium in London, Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)

All Blacks hold on for 16-15 comeback win over England

New Zealand survived a late scare to hold on for a 16-15 comeback victory over England at Twickenham in their first matchup in four years on Saturday.

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Last second heartbreak for Manu Samoa

Manu Samoa lost their first game of the November tour, falling 30-29 to the USA Eagles at the Anoeta Stadium in San Sebastian, Spain. The game ended on a successful penalty kick for USA, giving them their first win over the Manu in six attempts. After a spirited siva tau for the first game of the Steve Jackson era, the start of the game was delayed for several minutes.

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Tonga Rugby fans and supporters.

Tonga beats French Barbarians 49-38 in 13-try thriller

Tonga raced ahead and held on to beat the French Barbarians 49-38 in a thrilling contest featuring 13 tries on Saturday.

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Jamie Ritchie of Scotland, left, is tackled by Vereniki Goneva of Fiji during the International Rugby match between Scotland and Fiji, at the BT Murrayfield Stadium, in Edinburgh, Scotland, Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018. (Ian Rutherford/PA  via AP)

Scotland blows away Fiji by record 54-17 at Murrayfield

Scotland used a clinical second half to blow away Fiji by a record 54-17 at a sold-out Murrayfield on Saturday.

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Brilliant Fiji 7s too much for Manu Samoa at home

The Manu Samoa 7s will have to settle for a shot at 3rd place in the Oceania Sevens Championship.

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Manu Sina 7s to play for 5th at Oceania Sevens

The Manu Sina 7s individual brilliance got them home against New Caledonia in their first match of the second day of the Oceania Sevens

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Manu Samoa Team.

Coach says Manu Samoa ready for the U.S.A.

Manu Samoa Coach, Steve Jackson, is full of praise for Manu Samoa’s preparation ahead of their first game under him tomorrow morning. After a week training together in Northern Spain, the Manu will play the United States at Anoeta Stadium in San Sebastian. Jackson has been impressed by how quickly the team has gelled.

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Game of two halves sees Manu Samoa 7s progress to semifinal

Manu Samoa 7s took their foot off the gas in the second half of their 19-12 Oceania Sevens Championship quarterfinal win over the Cook Islands. The first half was classic Gordon Tietjens sevens rugby. Samoa’s coach had his side kick long and camp out in Cook Islands’ territory, with their power and skill at the breakdown giving Manu Samoa 7s total control of the game. 

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GAME 24 Fulltime: Tonga 00  v Samoa 21.

Manu Sevens undefeated at Oceania tourney

The Manu Samoa 7s has completed a great day at the Oceania Sevens in Fiji, pouring on 128 points to 0 in their opening pool games. After a 43-0 win over Tuvalu, Samoa rolled Niue 64-0.

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Mixed fortunes for Samoan sides on Day 1 of the Oceania Sevens

After a tight 19-17 loss to Papua New Guinea, the Manu Sina 7s were totally outplayed by Australia 45-0 in their second pool game on Day 1 of the Oceania Sevens.

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Manu Samoa Captain: Jack Lam

Manu Samoa named to take on America

Five Manu players will make their debuts this weekend at the Estadio Anoeta, San Sebastian Spain, when Manu Samoa goes head to head with USA for the first time since the RWC 2015. Debutant Kane Leaupepe of Bay of Plenty will make his first appearance for Samoa this weekend when he pairs up with veteran Filo Paulo of London Irish in the locks. 

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Ireland's Jordan Larmour runs to score against Italy during the second half of rugby match Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski)

Ireland recall big guns for Pumas and keep Larmour

Ireland brought back all of its big guns to play Argentina at Lansdowne Road on Saturday, and kept Jordan Larmour as fullback.

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Scotland's Alex Dunbar, left, and Wales' Hadleigh Parkes during the rugby union international match at The Principality Stadium, Cardiff, Wales, Saturday Nov. 3, 2018. (David Davies/PA via AP)

Hogg recovers fast to play for Scotland against Fiji

Stuart Hogg has completed a remarkable recovery from ankle surgery to be starting for Scotland against Fiji on Saturday at Murrayfield.

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The All Blacks perform a haka prior to the start of their rugby test against Japan at the Ajinomoto Stadium in Tokyo, Japan, Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

All Blacks retain SBW, England starting Ashton

The All Blacks' selectors resisted pressure to drop out-of-form center Sonny Bill Williams while England gave winger Chris Ashton his first start in four years for their test on Saturday.

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Tony Bellew, left, reacts to a blow from Oleksandr Usyk during their cruiserweight boxing bout Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018, in Manchester, England. Usyk successfully defended his four belts and likely sent Bellew into retirement by knocking out the British fi

Usyk KOs Bellew in 8th round, retains cruiserweight titles

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.


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.


Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo and his partner Georgina sit in the stands prior to the Champions League, group H soccer match between Juventus and Young Boys, at the Allianz stadium in Turin, Italy, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

Cristiano Ronaldo denies rape accusations on social media

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.


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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