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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New Zealand's Ngani Laumape crosses for a try against Japan during their rugby test at the Ajinomoto Stadium in Tokyo, Japan, Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

All Blacks vs Ireland headlines November rugby series

When England recovered within months from a humiliating home Rugby World Cup campaign to Grand Slam the Six Nations in 2016, it clamored to play the double world champion All Blacks.

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In this Oct. 27, 2018, photo, New Zealand All Blacks coach Steve Hansen, center, speaks to the media after their Bledisloe Cup rugby test against Australia at the Nissan Stadium in Yokohama, Japan. Hansen has selected eight new caps in his squad for the m

All Blacks' Hansen and England's Jones talk regularly

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has revealed a deep respect for England counterpart Eddie Jones by saying they talk "probably every second week."

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Wales' George North celebrates scoring a try during the rugby union international match against Scotland at The Principality Stadium, Cardiff, Wales, Saturday Nov. 3, 2018. (David Davies/PA via AP)

Wales hold off Scotland 21-10 in Cardiff

Coach Warren Gatland was counting positives after his Wales side won its November rugby test opener for the first time in 16 years. One big positive was playing Scotland and not Australia on Saturday.

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England's Owen Farrell, left, tackles South Africa's Andre Esterhuizen near the end during the rugby union international between England and South Africa at Twickenham stadium in London, Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018. (Adam Davy, PA via AP)

Farrell kicks England to victory over wasteful Springboks

One way or another, Owen Farrell was going to be the decisive factor in a tense finale between England and South Africa.

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New Zealand's Ngani Laumape runs at the japan defence during their rugby test at the Ajinomoto Stadium in Tokyo, Japan, Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

New Zealand beats Japan 69-31

Center Ngani Laumape grabbed a hat trick and flyhalf Richie Mo'unga scored his first test try among 22 points as a second-string All Blacks team overwhelmed Japan 69-31 Saturday in a one-off rugby test.

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England's Jamie George during a team training session at Twickenham Stadium in London, Friday Nov. 2, 2018.  England face South Africa upcoming Saturday, in the first of four autumn rugby internationals to be played by England. (Adam Davy/PA via AP)

Ashton replaces injured Tuilagi in England reserves

Manu Tuilagi was withdrawn by England after a minor groin strain in training and replaced in the reserves by Chris Ashton for the test against South Africa on Saturday at Twickenham.

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FILE - In this Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016 file photo, New Zealand's captain Kieran Read, looks on during the rugby championship match between South Africa and New Zealand, at Kingsmead stadium in Durban, South Africa. All Blacks captain Kieran Read has indica

All Blacks captain Read to quit tests after Rugby World Cup

All Blacks captain Kieran Read has indicated he will quit internationals after next year's Rugby World Cup in Japan.

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Manu Tuilagi. New Zealand All Blacks versus England. International Rugby Union. 3rd test match of the Steinlager Series, Hamilton. New Zealand. Saturday 21 June 2014. Photo: Andrew Cornaga/Photosport.co.nz

Farrell at flyhalf for England vs Boks, Tuilagi in reserves

Co-captain Owen Farrell is the starting flyhalf for England against South Africa at Twickenham on Saturday, forcing George Ford to the reserves.

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New Zealand's All Blacks perform a haka ahead of their Bledisloe Cup rugby test against Australia at the Nissan Stadium in Yokohama, Japan, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018.(AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)

Coles returns, All Blacks select 8 new caps to play Japan

Hooker Dane Coles will return to test rugby after a 12-month injury break on Saturday, lending experience to a New Zealand All Blacks squad containing eight uncapped players for the match against Japan in Tokyo.

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Australian rugby team coach Michael Cheika watches his players prepare ahead of their Bledisloe Cup rugby test against the All Blacks at the Nissan Stadium in Yokohama, Japan, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

Ashley-Cooper joins Wallaby squad ahead of Europe tests

 Japan-based Adam Ashley-Cooper has been added to Australia's squad for tests against Wales, Italy and England next month, two years after his last international appearance.

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New Zealand's Kieran Read dives over in the tackle of Australia's Ned Hanigan to score his team's second try during their Bledisloe Cup rugby test at the Nissan Stadium in Yokohama, Japan, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)

NZ beats Australia 37-20 to sweep Bledisloe Cup series

New Zealand beat Australia 37-20 in the third Bledisloe Cup test in Yokohama on Saturday to sweep the three-match series, but the Wallabies gave some hope to teams which will face defending champion All Blacks in the World Cup in Japan next year.

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Boxing

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.

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

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.

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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