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Canada won their first ever HSBC World Rugby Sevens series tournament after beating USA 26-19 in a heart-stopping final in Singapore. The Canadians raced ahead into a 19-0 lead but USA scored twice through Perry Baker in a thrilling finale. A try in the dying moments from Lucas Hammond sealed the...
On a day of twists and turns in the National Stadium, England went through as one of the Cup quarter-finalists and will face Kenya, while Fiji takes on USA, Australia plays South Africa and New Zealand battles Canada. Three teams went unbeaten as Fiji, Australia and New Zealand took three wins from...
Two All Blacks are heading to Apia next week. Jerome Kaino and Steven Luatua, who are both prominent members of the Auckland Blues Super rugby team, are scheduled to arrive in Samoa on Monday night for a brief visit to promote the first Super Rugby match to be played in Samoa. The clash between the...
The “God is Great” fautasi rowed by Pago Pago aumaga took first place in the friendly race, followed close behind by “Sinapioa” fautasi representing Sua & Vaifanua counties, rowed by mostly students from Fagaitua High School; and in third place, Manulele Tausala II, which was rowed by young men...
The Fealofani crossed the finish line, yesterday, anointing its mostly ‘new’ crew with the experience of what le faigamea i le tai is about, stamina, strength, and unity. Good experiences for an inexperienced crew, and certainly in keeping with the spirit of the 2017 Flag Day theme: “Tupulaga mo a...
The Flag Day Fautasi Committee has confirmed the top seven fautasi qualified to compete in Thursday’s championship race, following two fautasi heats this morning. The committee had earlier this week during a captains’ meeting announced that the top qualifying fautasi will be based on the best times...
The Iseula Ole Moana fautasi crews from the village of Fagatogo are prepared to take on the challenge of bringing home the ‘Mua’ in this year’s Faigamea i le Tai – as their skipper Samia Pino Mata’afa told Samoa News their youth is the focus of it all. Similar to this year’s 2017 American Samoa...
It is confirmed by the owner and captain of the “God is Great” boat that this is Aeto’s 2nd boat. Many have thought that the boat belongs in Faleniu but Saviliga Afu, the captain and owner of the fautasi, told with Samoa News the boat belongs in Pago Pago. “Many have thought that the boat belongs...
O lea o le a fa’aiuiu lava le liki kirikiti o le 2017, a’o lenei e fai lava le tautua a le kamupani o le Bluesky Communications i le atunu’u, mai  le amataga o lenei ta’amilosaga e o’o lava i le vaiaso mulimuli, ae o loo fa’atino pea le tautua matavela i le atunuu. O lea e momoli atu ai le fa’...
Currently, the 2017 Flag Day Fautasi Regatta — with heats and the following day the final Championship Race — is set for Wednesday and Thursday, although according to the Annual Flag Day Schedule, published in the Samoa News yesterday it’s “TBA”. There are 14 faustasi said to be registered to race...

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