The Luatuanu’u Rugby Club has been temporarily banned from participating in any rugby tournaments. This was confirmed by Samoa Rugby Union C.E.O. Faleomavaega Vincent Fepulea’i.
The Dunedin-based Highlanders will attempt to extend their unbeaten start to the Super Rugby season against the Wellington-based Hurricanes, who have already demonstrated an aptitude for ending winning streaks.
The Samoa Rugby Union’s Super Nine Championships is taking the next step forward. Starting this year, the Super Nine franchises have agreed to allow Samoans living and playing overseas to participate in the championship.
An order from Tonga's education ministry banning girls from playing rugby at the Pacific nation's only public high school has been condemned by Tongan community leaders and a high-profile Olympic champion.
Ugly scenes marred the end of Spain's surprising loss to Belgium by 18-10 in Brussels on Sunday as Spain players blamed the Romanian referee for their team's failure to automatically qualify for the 2019 Rugby World Cup.
Romania advanced to the Rugby World Cup again when Spain blew its chance and lost to Belgium 18-10 in European qualifiers on Sunday.
A report by one of the assistant referees led to a disallowed try and heartbreak for Samoa A in Fiji yesterday. The decision and a reversed penalty robbed Samoa A of a victory in the dying minutes of the game against Junior Japan.
A Greig Laidlaw penalty with 84 seconds to go lifted Scotland over Italy 29-27 in the Six Nations on Saturday. Italy, which had seen leads of 17-5 in the first half and 24-12 in the second disappear, was 27-26 up thanks to a Tommaso Allan penalty in the 75th minute.
Ireland made it a St. Patrick's Day for the ages by claiming a rare Six Nations Grand Slam after stifling the old enemy England in a fabulous 24-15 win at Twickenham on Saturday.
The defending Super Rugby champion Crusaders lost for the second match in a row on Saturday while the Lions, last season's losing finalists, only just avoided the same fate — and a huge upset — in a tense two-point win over the struggling Sunwolves.
England rugby coach Eddie Jones apologized again on Thursday for making derogatory remarks about Ireland and Wales that have added spice to the final weekend of the Six Nations.
The Samoa U-18 Sevens team preparations for the Oceania U18 Sevens Championship 2018 are underway. The tournament will be held in Sydney, Australia on 21-22 April, 2018.
The wheels are coming off the English chariot. After two years of unprecedented and virtually unstinting success under Eddie Jones, England's rugby team has hit problems just as the 2019 Rugby World Cup is looming into view.
The Apia West Rugby Union has kicked off its 2018 season despite not having some of the key teams participate. It started last weekend at the High Performance Unit’s Rugby field at Tuana’imato.
Last weekend brought another exciting round of rugby at the Taula Apia Rugby Union domestic competition. The games were held at the Apia Park. A total of six Under-20 fixtures were followed by six matches from the Senior A division in the afternoon.
World heavyweight champion Lupesoliai La’auliolemalietoa Joseph Parker is on the move in London, as the countdown continues towards his much-anticipated clash with Anthony Joshua. “We’ve been here two days,” said his Trainer Kevin Barry. “We got a light workout Saturday when we got off the plane. Joe rested up yesterday.
An estimated 2 million people celebrating the Philadelphia Eagles' long-awaited first Super Bowl win will descend on the city Thursday as the Vince Lombardi trophy is paraded through five miles of jubilant fans.
FIFA has finally and fully approved video review to help referees at the World Cup.
Former NBA forward Rasual Butler and his wife were killed in a single-vehicle rollover crash in Los Angeles early Wednesday.
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