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Tattoos on legs of rugby player
Yamagata, JAPAN — Samoan players will wear skin suits to keep traditional Pacific islander tattoos under wraps during the World Cup in Japan to avoid offending their hosts. For the Japanese, tattoos have long been associated with members of 'yakuza' crime syndicates, and inked tourists may be met...
Scott Malolua in action in a file photo
Apia, SAMOA — Manu Samoa have been forced into a last minute change to their Rugby World Cup squad with Ponsonby halfback Pelefofoga Cowley called up to replace Scott Malolua, who has been ruled out for eight weeks after dislocating his shoulder. Malolua made his test debut in Saturday's 34-15...
David Pocock inaction against Samoa
Sydney, AUSTRALIA — David Pocock made a successful return as the Wallabies bade farewell to Australia with a 34-15 victory over Samoa at Western Sydney Stadium on Saturday in their final match before the Rugby World Cup. Flanker Pocock, sidelined by injury for most of the year and playing his first...
[l-r] Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga, Samoa Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi and Lt. Gov. Lemanu Palepoi Sialega Maug
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Government donated $100,000 to Samoa’s national rugby team, Manu Samoa, during a telethon and radiothon fundraising event yesterday at the Su’igaula o le Atuvasa Beach Park in Utulei, where a separate wheelbarrow donation from cabinet members raked in...
Samoa’s Tila Mealoi eyes the try line
Samoa’s Tila Mealoi eyes the try line as England’s Tom Bowen prepares to tackle him.  Mealoi scored the winning try on this play in the quarter final game of the World Rugby HSBC Sevens in Hong Kong on Sunday, April 7, 2019.  Final score Samoa 14, England 12.  Samoa will face France in the semi-...
Samoa fan at Hong Kong Sevens
The few Samoan fans who made it to Hong Kong showed flair but were outnumbered by Fijians attending in the thousands, at HSBC Hong Kong 7s at Hong Kong Stadium. The Springbok Sevens team topped their Pool with a 21-7 win over the Manu Samoa on Saturday (Hong Kong time).  Today,  the South Africans...
ir Gordon Tietjens greeted excited Manu Samoa fans
Vancouver, BC (AP) — Most of the usual suspects advanced to the Cup quarterfinals of the Vancouver Sevens on Saturday but not before a wild second round of matches that saw some of the top teams defeated in big upsets. During the topsy-turvy round, France beat Australia 21-17, Spain edged New...
Coach Gordon Tiejtens looks on approvingly after schoolboy rookie, Gasologa Pelenato, is welcomed by his new teamates after he made his debut for the Manu Samoa 7s vs Fiji.  Coach Tiejtens told the Samoa News that Pelenato made a huge impression on him at the recent Marist 7s in Samoa.  Pelenato...
Samoans from all over the world gathered in Sin City this past weekend to cheer on the Manu Samoa who made it all the way to the finals. Pictured is an entourage that traveled from Oceanside, CA to witness the USA Sevens this year. [photo: courtesy]
Cup Award to the USA Eagles
Las Vegas, NV — Samoa is taking plenty of confidence from their runners up finish at the USA Sevens, which marked their best tournament result in almost three years. The Manu 7s have climbed to seventh in the overall standings despite being thrashed 27-0 by the hosts and World Series leaders the...

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