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FAUTASI COMMITTEE DRAWS THE LINE IN THE WATER —THE FINAL SIX ARE CHOSEN

Five fautasi disqualified
tony@samoanews.com

After being postponed for four days straight due to nearly a week of terrible weather, including a run on Friday that was deemed “not a race”, this year’s 2016 Flag Day Fautasi qualifying heats finally went down Saturday morning. While, not perfect, one of the heats was ‘re-raced’, the decisions by the Fautasi Committee however were delivered firmly and its members, who include co-chair Lt. Gov. Lemanu P. Mauga and co-chair Secretary of Samoan Affairs Mauga Tasi Asuega, drew the line in the water when they stood by their decisions, and made no changes.

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KENYA IS SINGAPORE SEVENS CHAMPS; MANU SAMOA BRINGS HOME PLATE

Collins Injera, named player of the final, scored twice in the final as his side blew the series leaders Fiji away with 20 unanswered first half points.

It was a fitting end to a sensational weekend of rugby sevens, with more than 45,000 people turning out at the National Stadium with Singapore returning to the World Rugby Sevens Series after a 10-year absence.



SINGAPORE SEVENS: DAY ONE, WRAP

South Africa join France as the only sides to win all three of their matches at round eight of World Rugby's Sevens Series in Singapore.

France won all three of their matches against New Zealand, USA and Canada to book their place in the quarter finals on day one.

Les Bleus opened up with a shock 24-0 win over New Zealand, their first over Gordon Tietjens' side since the 2005 Paris Sevens Cup semi finals – a tournament they went on to win.



NATIONAL PARK COMMISSIONS MAMANU SIAPO TO CELEBRATE ITS CENTINNIEL

Source: Media Release, National Park of American Samoa

On April 7, as part of a collaborative project with the National Park of American Samoa, the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) Art Department unveiled a new eight foot by eight foot Siapo Mamanu, the largest siapo in this style to be created since 2000.
 



TELEFONI O LE VAINU’U – MANONO IS HERE TO RACE – BUT NO FAUTASI BOAT

tony@samoanews.com

The guest competitors invited to compete in this year’s Flag Day Fautasi Race, the Telefoni o le Vainu’u from Manono, Apia, Samoa – are finally here on island. The fautasi delegation itself includes a total of 50 men.

 

This coverage of the 2016 Flag Day Fautasi Fiva is proudly sponsored and brought to you by Coors Light, distributed by GHC Reid & Company, “Oloa o Leala” – Family of Fine Beverages.



TULAGA TOLU MASEFAU, TU FA POLOA LIKI KIRIKITI A ALI’I SISIGAFU’A 2016

O le aso Gafua o le vaiaso lenei na su’e ai le tulaga tolu ma le fa, o le liki kirikiti a ali’i, lea na fetaui ai Tama o le Lega mai Poloa ma le Mosi’ula mai Masefau.

Tatou ave le faafetai i le Bluesky Communications i le fesoasoani mai i le tuuina atu o tala o le liki kirikiti o le Fu’a o lenei tausaga. Fa’afetai fesoasoani mai i le Samoa News.



“TAMA OLE MUAAU”— FIRST FAUTASI TO HAIL FROM AN INLAND VILLAGE IS READY

joyetter@samoanews.com

Associate Judge Muasau Tosina Tofili is skipper and captain for “Tama ole Muaau” of Faleniu — the first village that is not located along the ocean to have a fautasi.

 

Coverage of the 2016 Flag Day Fautasi Fiva is proudly sponsored by Coors Light, distributed exclusively by GHC Reid & Co. – Your Family of Fine Beverages.



PAEPAEULUPO’O II FROM AUA IS FOCUSED ON BRINGING HOME THE “GOLD”

tony@samoanews.com

Paepaeulupo’o II from the village of Aua has finalized their 44-man roster for quite some time now, and are spending more time building strength and stamina, and less time worrying about who will have a seat on the village’s long boat.

 

This coverage of the 2016 Flag Day Fautasi Fiva is proudly sponsored by Coors Light, distributed solely by GHC Reid & Company — ‘Your Family of Fine Beverages’.



FIJI STORMS PAST WEARY, WOUNDED NEW ZEALAND IN HONG KONG SEVENS FINAL

It was a bridge too far for a weary, wounded New Zealand side as Fiji stormed to the Hong Kong Sevens title.

Fiji were too strong and too fresh for the New Zealanders, winning the final 21-7 to extend their lead atop the world series ladder. New Zealand, who won the previous tournament in Vancouver, moved past South Africa into second.

In the end, New Zealand were out on their feet. As Fiji cantered past Australia 34-5 in one semifinal, New Zealand had to scrap for 10 minutes of extra time before a late Regan Ware try got them home 12-7 against South Africa.



ISLAND WIDE TALENT ON DISPLAY AT ANNUAL SECONDARY SPEECH FESTIVAL

“All the world’s a stage”
terihunkin@samoanews.com

Friday, April 1, 2016 may have been April Fool’s Day elsewhere, but at Leone High School campus, which was the site for this year’s annual Department of Education Secondary Speech Festival, it was a joyous occasion where the students’ full talent, positive energy and hard work were on display for judges, parents, teachers and guests — anyone lucky enough to visit the school on that day.
 



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