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HSBC Hong Kong 7s 2015

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FAUTASI FIVA: FEALOFANI SAMOA III FINALLY 100% COMPLETE, SAYS SKIPPER

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With perhaps the strongest village tapua’iga of all the fautasi crews, coupled with the undying support of its residents — both near and far — Fagasa’s Fealofani Samoa III and its crew are ready and willing to make this year’s Flag Day fautasi race a spectacular one.

 

 



Samoa falls, All Blacks win in day 1 at Hong Kong 7s

Source: AP

Fiji eased past a team it lost to twice in the final when Samoa was smothered 38-12 in their Hong Kong Sevens opener last night.

Fiji, a record 14-time winner of Hong Kong, expected a tough match against its South Pacific neighbor.

They met three times in the final; Samoa won in 1993 and 2007, and Fiji in 1998. Their last match in Hong Kong, six years ago, was a draw.

Samoa, criticized by its prime minister for slumping after making the Gold Coast final in the series opener, scored first through Tofatuimoana Solia, but by halftime Fiji led 21-7.



FLAG DAY: FA’AAUAU MATA’INA O TA’ALOGA VOLIPOLO — LIKI O LE FU’A 2015

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Mai le afa o le fa i le afiafi o le Aso Lua i le Faleta’alo o le Malisi Tuai i Malaeloa, sa fa’atautaia ai ta’aloga mata’ina i le va o ‘au ua fa’atulaga e ta’a’alo i afiafi o aso ta’itasi o le vaiaso, ona o le Sapati o nisi, e le gafatia ai ona ta’a’alo i le fa’asologa o ta’aloga i le aso To’ona’i.

 

 



SPORTS SHORTS

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Sporting activity continues to roll on here in the territory.  Not only Flag Day leagues are happening, but the American Samoa High School Athletic Association (ASHSAA) sports are pressing forward with their Spring sports agenda.

 

 



TA’ALOGA ESEESE I AMERIKA SAMOA

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5 ‘AU VOLIPOLO AMOULI FAAULU LIKI VOLI O LE FU’A

 

E la’ititi le afio’aga o Amouli, ae ua matua mafuli i latou e fa’aosofia le ta’aloga volipolo e avea ma fiafiaga o le fanau e fa’amalositino ma ta’a’alo ai. E lima lelei ‘au volipolo mai lea afio’aga ua i ai i le Ta’amilosaga Volipolo Sisigafu’a 2015 o lo’o fa’agasolo nei.

 



FAUTASI FIVA: WE’LL GIVE IT OUR BEST SAYS FAI'IVAE OF THE TAEMA II

“One heart, one voice, one team”
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“We can have all the latest technology for our fautasi — that is worth $500,000 — but if we lack the crew, then the boat is useless because it cannot move without the crew,” says Taema II Captain, Fai’ivae Iuli Alex Godinet.

 

Leone’s boat, the Lady Taema II will be rowing for the first time in the fautasi race during Flag Day celebrations next month, and it’s something the whole island is looking to —  it’s performance ‘first time out of the gate’.

 

 



Pacific scholar athletes benefit from PISA

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A handful of local high school football players participated last month in the 2015 Nike Football Combines held in Honolulu at the Aloha Stadium, with the help of a new organization called PISA — Pasefika International Sports Alliance — a nonprofit organization that has as its  mission to improve the health and welfare of Pacific islanders by providing best practices in education and sports for all Pacific scholar athletes.
 



Tennis champ going to Games: Florence Wasko Salesa

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The 2015 Pacific Games are drawing closer and closer and the American Samoa athletes continue with their daily training, preparing themselves to compete with the best the Oceania Region has to offer.

 

Samoa News has been, and will continue to highlight American Samoa athletes who will be heading to these games. Today our spotlight is on tennis player standout Florence Wasko Salesa.



All Blacks Manu Samoa tickets cost revealed

Tickets to the historic All Blacks vs Manu Samoa game on 8 July go on sale on Monday.

The cost ranges from $40 to $500, depending on where you want to sit at the Apia Park Stadium. Available after a media launch by the Samoa Rugby Union (S.R.U), the tickets will be on sale at all Bluesky outlets.



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