Luatuanu’u Rugby Club suspended

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.

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Highlanders' Lima Sopoaga during the Highlanders v Crusaders.

Unbeaten Highlanders face Hurricanes in Super Rugby

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.

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Vikings and Legends one of the Super 9 clash 2017

Championship opens door for all Samoans

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.

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GRASSROOTS RUGBY: Action from the School’s rugby competition.

Growing rugby at school level

The Zone A Schools Rugby 15s competition has kicked off another week of exciting school rugby. It was held at the Leiifiifi College grounds.

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Tongan fans.

Tonga's proposed ban on women's rugby angers critics

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.

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Spain protests ref after not qualifying for Rugby World Cup

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.

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Romania fans celebrate after the final whistle.

Romania qualifies for 2019 Rugby World Cup after Spain loses

Romania advanced to the Rugby World Cup again when Spain blew its chance and lost to Belgium 18-10 in European qualifiers on Sunday.

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Shield Winners, B.B.E. Vaiala.

Vaiala survives Apia scare

Taula Apia Rugby Union’s shield match yesterday was a game on a knife’s edge after the final whistle blew at the Apia Park Stadium.

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Samoa Fans.

Disallowed try robs Samoa A in Fiji

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.

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France's Gael Fickou, tackles Wales' Liam Williams during the Six Nations rugby union match between Wales and France at the Millennium stadium in Cardiff, Wales, Saturday, March 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

6N: Wales ekes out 14-13 win over France, finishes 2nd

Wales sealed a second-place finish in the Six Nations by holding off France to win 14-13 in a battle of attrition on Saturday.

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Scotland's Jonny Gray, right, and Italy's Dean Budd attempt to get the ball during the Six Nations rugby union match between Italy and Scotland at Rome's Olympic stadium, Saturday, March 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

6N: Scotland beats Italy 29-27 with late Laidlaw penalty

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.

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Irelands players celebrate winning the Grand Slam after the Six Nations rugby union match against England at Twickenham stadium in London, Saturday, March 17, 2018. Ireland made it a St. Patrick's Day for the ages by claiming a rare Six Nations Grand Slam

6N: Ireland earns rare Grand Slam by beating England 24-15

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.

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Highlanders' Elliot Dixon gets across the line during the Highlanders v Crusaders, Super Rugby Round 5, Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin, New Zealand. 17 March 2018. Copyright Image: Derek Morrison /

Crusaders lose to Highlanders, Lions scrape past Sunwolves

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.

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Samoa A Head Coach, Muliagatele Brian Lima.

Samoa A gears up for second challenge

Samoa A Head Coach, Muliagatele Brian Lima, has made three changes to his team ahead of this Saturday’s game against Junior Japan.

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England's head coach Eddie Jones.

Jones sorry for derogatory comments about Ireland, Wales

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.

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Samoa gears up for Oceania Sevens

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.

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Members of the England team reacts after the end of the Six Nations rugby union match between France and England at the Stade de France stadium in Saint-Denis, outside Paris.

Chariot derailed: England's rugby team hits problems

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.

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Toamua player running straight inside Taufusi's defense

Apia West Union gets going

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.

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Samoa Fans.

Samoa A smashes Tonga

Samoa A secured its first win of the Pacific Challenge 2018 tournament, walloping Tonga A, 40-10, yesterday.

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Action from Fagali’i vs Vaimoso game.

Teams battle for honour in Apia

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.

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Team Parker on the move in London

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. 


A Philadelphia Eagles fan chants while waiting for the team to arrive at Philadelphia International Airport a day after defeating the New England Patriots in Super Bowl 52 in Minneapolis.

Mayor hopes 'knucklehead contingent' avoids Eagles parade

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 President Gianni Infantino speaks during a press conference after the FIFA Council Meeting, in Bogota.

FIFA finally approves video review to use at World Cup

FIFA has finally and fully approved video review to help referees at the World Cup.


Former NBA basketball player Rasual Butler and his wife Leah LaBelle, whose given name is Leah LaBelle Vladowski, arrive at the NBA Awards at Basketball City at Pier 36 in New York.

Ex-NBA player Rasual Butler, wife die in Los Angeles crash

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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