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Ireland's Johnny Sexton celebrates after scoring a try against Samoa
TOKYO (AP) — Ireland crushed Samoa 47-5 in their final Pool A game to reach the quarterfinals with a bonus-point victory. Ireland scored four of its seven tries with a player less, after center Bundee Aki became the first Irish player sent off at a World Cup. He got marched in the 29th minute with...
Henry Taefu with the ball
Fukuoka, JAPAN — Manu Samoa have made two changes in the tight five for their final Rugby World Cup pool match against Ireland in Fukuoka on Saturday (Friday American Samoa time). Logovi'i Mulipola replaces Jordan Lay at loosehead prop, with coach Steve Jackson expecting a fierce battle up front...
Peter Reid III and Sala McMoore are pictured with gold medalist Poppy Reid
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Sauia IFBB American Samoa crew recently returned home, following a successful trip to Tahiti for the 2019 South Pacific Oceania Bodybuilding (SPOBB) Championships. Sauia IFBB American Samoa president Peter Reid III and vice president Sala McMoore, rallied behind...
John Allen of the Warriors near the goal line
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  Week #5 of the American Samoa High School Athletics Association (ASHSAA) football season saw head coach Kevin Magalei and the Warriors boosting their way towards the second round of action, with a dominating victory over the Leone Lions, 40-6, last Saturday at Veterans...
To'aletai David Tua
Auckland, NEW ZEALAND — Ask anyone to name a famous Samoan or Kiwi sports hero and there is almost no doubt that this name will come up - David Tua. Thirty-something years on from when he first started boxing, that famous name will now be synonymous with boxing legends of the world, as he is due to...
Youngsters with handball players after a handball fun program
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  The American Samoa Handball Association is actively recruiting the territory’s most athletic girls and boys to train and compete for an opportunity to represent American Samoa at the 2022 Youth Olympics in Senegal, Africa. Eight boys and eight girls born between 2004...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Sauia IFBB American Samoa is proud to take its first female contestant, Poppy Bernadette Reid Haretuku, to the South Pacific Oceania Bodybuilding Championships in Tahiti. Last year, Sauia had Mike Aunoa represent American Samoa at the SPOBB championships in Rarotonga....
Sean Manaea
Oakland, CALIFORNIA — A Major League Baseball player of American Samoan descent is about as rare as, well, a Samoan in a small Indiana town. Yet both descriptions apply to Oakland Athletics pitcher Sean Manaea, 27. His father, Faaloloi Manaea, is an American Samoan who met Sean's mother, Opal,...
Samoana Sharks quarterback Viliamu Tanielu trying to hold off a vicious blitz by Ronnie Oa of
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Samoana’s head football coach Pati Pati and the Blue Empire showed up not only to collect their first win of the season, but to chop down the only undefeated team, the Faga’itua Vikings, in a jaw dropping 34-8 victory last Saturday at Veterans Memorial Stadium in the...
 Samoa's Paul Perez (right) is tackled by Scotland's Stuart Hogg
Kobe, JAPAN — Samoa's hopes of reaching the World Cup quarter-finals suffered a body blow on Monday when they were beaten 34-0 by Scotland but coach Steve Jackson says his side are still in with a shout of advancing from Pool A. Scotland scored two tries in either half, the latter two coming when...

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