Posts Tagged "Samoa"

The All Blacks have completed a comprehensive win over Samoa at Eden Park by 78 points to 0, to hit the ground running in the start to their 2017 season.

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Auckland Blues chief executive Michael Redman has blamed the small venue for the flop of the first Super Rugby match in Samoa and cast doubt on a return to the Pacific nation due to the economics of playing there.

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Winger Patrick Osborne has scored a try in the 78th minute to give Fiji a 26-16 victory over Samoa in Suva to clinch their fourth successive Pacific Nations Cup rugby title.

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Samoa begins its Pacific Nations Cup campaign against a Fiji team coming off a good win over Tonga. Join The Roar for live scores from 1:10pm AEST.

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Match Results: In what was an enthralling game of Rugby League, despite low completion rates and generally poor execution, Samoa have recorded a 12-point victory in the Pacific Test against Tonga at Pirtek Stadium.

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Australia have taken out the 2015 Oceania Sevens tournament and gained automatic qualification for Rugby Sevens at the 2016 Rio Olympics after a 50-0 win over Tonga in the tournament final.

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Australia and Samoa look all but certain to meet in the final of the Oceania Sevens tournament on Sunday with the winners gaining instant qualification to the 2016 Rio Olympics.

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Sunday morning started with another Japanese masterclass in diligence and teamwork as they blitzed Samoa from the outset at Milton Keynes to run away 26-5 victors.

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Samoa take on Japan in the first of three games on Saturday as the Samoans look to at least temporarily leapfrog South Africa into second place in Pool B. Join The Roar for a live blog of the game from 11:30am AEST.

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Welcome to the one of most anticipated games of the 2015 Rugby World Cup to date. Whilst Samoa has a 7 to 1 disadvantage coming up against South Africa, it is better than the 67 to 1 Japan was given before their famous win.

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It’s kicking off in Brighton tonight in more ways than one as the USA meet Samoa in Britain’s beachside party town. Who will win this battle for the hearts of Eastern Samoans? Join The Roar for commentary, live scores and chat from 9:00pm AEST.

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If there was any lesson to be learnt by Samoa yesterday afternoon in Wollongong it was to have faith.

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In an article in today’s New Zealand Herald, rugby writer Gregor Paul lambasts the New Zealand Rugby Union for failing to send an All Blacks team to Fiji this year to help celebrate the Fiji Rugby Union’s centenary.

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A strong appeal by South Africa to add a sixth Super Rugby team perhaps opens a window to again push for a Samoan rugby franchise.

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There was once a time when nearly the whole Manu Samoa team played Super Rugby.

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Samoa’s prime minister has slammed the International Rugby Board (IRB) for allowing a Welshman to referee his country’s World Cup loss to South Africa last week which ended with Wales making the quarter-finals at Samoa’s expense.

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It was never pretty, but they did just enough to secure a win against Wales. Then came two lesser teams which was merely a run out, no disrespect to Fiji or Namibia, but the fact is that they are not quite on the level.

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Powerhouse winger Alesani Tuilagi scored a hat-trick of tries as Samoa crunched Namibia 49-12 to spectacularly launch their Rugby World Cup campaign in Rotorua on Wednesday.

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Samoa will unleash their wrecking-ball winger Alesana Tuilagi against winless Namibia as they field the same team that beat the Wallabies in their Rugby World Cup opener in Rotorua on Wednesday.

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Samoa will use the same team that beat the Wallabies for their opening Rugby World Cup match against Namibia in Rotorua on Wednesday.

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