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FINAL STADIUM INSPECTION COMING UP FOR ALL BLACKS VS MANU SAMOA TEST

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A team from New Zealand Rugby will visit Samoa next week to check on progress in the lead-up to July's historic test between the All Blacks and Manu Samoa.

Officials previously visited in February, where they raised issues about the drainage at Apia Park.

New Zealand Rugby CEO Steve Tew says they are happy with preparations so far and this is a chance for a closer look on the ground.

"All good for Samoa. We've got a group going up there next week to do a much more detailed inspection of everything, and we will have a much better feel for how preparations are after that trip".



AROUND THE ISLAND

jeff@samoanews.com

Professional boxer Ioane Taulamago of Samoa and New Zealand who arrived in the territory on Tuesday, will be stepping into the ring against American Samoa’s Alapati ‘Heat Man’ Aasa tomorrow night in a Cruiser Weight match-up at the Samoa Sports Center.

 



Handball is a natural for local youngsters

jeff@samoanews.com

 Handball is a ntural for local young athletes as the game is quite fast and includes body contact, as the defenders try to stop the attackers from approaching the goal.
 
And now with the partnership between the American Samoa Handball Association (ASHA) and the Department of Education Physical Education (PE) Program, handball is growing in the DOE/PE Programs with numerous elementary schools and even some high schools playing and enjoying the sport.
 



Volleyball, Basketball, Boxing and Tennis — something for everyone this week

TA’ALOGA ESEESE I AMERIKA SAMOA
jeff@samoanews.com

Even with the American Samoa High School Athletic Association sports season over, there are still plenty of Flag Day sports happening this week and in the weeks ahead competition churns up in volleyball, basketball, boxing and tennis.



FAUTASI FIVA: DON BOSCO 200 - SEGAVAO III — READY TO SOAR SAYS CAPT. ZITA

joy@samoanews.com

(This interview was done over the weekend, prior to the damage the Bosco 200 fautasi received on Tuesday late afternoon. The Samoa News was told as of press time that the fautasi will compete in today’s faigamea o le tai. Samoa News wishes the Don Bosco 200 captain & crew the best — may the ‘winds be beneath your oars’ in the spirit of “one beat”.)
 



TA’ALOGA ESEESE I AMERIKA SAMOA

Amatalia Liki Volipolo Fa’avaomalo o le Fu’a 2015
leuafrost@samoanews.com

Ua mae’a le ta’amilosaga Volipolo o le Sisigafu’a 2015 i Au Volipolo i Amerika Samoa, peita’i, o lea ua toe alo atu nei tatou ‘au na lautogia mai lea ta’amilosaga mo le Liki Volipolo Fa’avaomalo o le Fu’a 2015, lea ua masi’i mai ai ‘au mai Ausetalia, Samoa, Hawaii ma Uosigitone ina ia tauva fa’atasi ai.



‘Heat Man’ puts his record on the line

jeff@samoanews.com

American Samoa’s professional boxing sensation Alapati ‘Heat Man’ Aasa will be putting his undefeated record of 8 wins, 0 losses with 5 knockouts, on the line this coming April 25 — at the Samoa Sports Center — in an American Samoa Professional Boxing Association Fight Night. He faces Ioane Taulamago of New Zealand and Samoa.
 
The Heat Man versus Taulamago fight will be the main event and is scheduled to go six rounds.
 



FAUTASI FIVA: TAU VILLAGE TAKES TO THE SEA IN MATASAUA II

tony@samoanews.com

One of the most favored fautasi in the 2015 Flag Day Fautasi Race, is the Matasaua IIfrom Manu’a as the turn to take the vessel racing has passed to the village of Ta’u.  It is captained by first time skipper, Motusa Tuileama Nua and can be seen currently going through its paces during the daily fautasi practice on the sea by all nine competitors for the Faigamea i le Tai 2015 — the territory’s ultimate long boat race between villages, which this year, includes a fautasi from the island nation of Samoa.



TA’ALOGA ESEESE I AMERIKA SAMOA

Au Siamupini o le Ta’amilosaga Volipolo 2015
reporters@samoanews.com

O le ta’amilosaga Volipolo o lenei tausaga ua fa’ai’uina ma le manuia i le aso To’ona’i, ina ua mae’a le ta’amilosaga sa amatalia ta’aloga Pa’u ma Nofo i le aso Lua ua te’a.
 
E ui ina faigata le sailiga o se ‘au e manumalo, ae moni lava le tala, e le mua uma ni va’a, e tasi lava e fa’asino a’ao i ai faagatama e mauaina le manumalo ma avea ma siamupini o le liki voli o lenei tausaga.
 



Sola Vaiala BBE ma le siamupini ta’ito’a 7 o le fu’a

ausage@samoanews.com

Ua toe sola nei fo’i le au malosi mai le afioaga o Vaiala, le Vaiala BBE ma le siamupini o le ta’amilosaga lakapi ta’ito’a 7 o le fu’a o lenei tausaga, le “Bluesky Flag Day 7’s Tournament”, ina ua latou manumalo i le ‘au a le Apia Maroon i ‘ai e 26-5.
 



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