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Canada National Rugby 7s, Coach Damian McGrath, led his team to a 26-19 victory over the USA Eagles 7s at the Singapore HSBC Sevens, Day 2, National Stadium, Singapore.  Coach McGrath previously won the 2016 HSBC Paris 7s as Manu Samoa's Head Coach.  Coach McGrath remains in litigation, suing the Samoa Rugby Union for $1 million dollars for wrongful termination.   [Photo: Barry Markowitz]
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...
Selesele scores a brilliant second effort try versus Australia in Manu Samoa's first game of the Singapore Sevens, Day 1, National Stadium, Singapore.  [Photo: Barry Markowitz]
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...
APIA BOUND: All Blacks Jerome Kaino and Steven Luatua are set to arrive in Apia on Monday night for a short promotional tour ahead of the Super rugby match at Apia Park. (Photo: Anthony Au-Yeung)
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...
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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...
For the first time in the history of Fealofani, the crew comprises 23 new boys, most of whom are tupulaga.  [Courtesy photo]
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...
Manulele Tausala I fautasi of Nu’uuli as it passes in front of main dock at Pago Pago Harbor heading to the finish line.  [photo: Fili Sagapolutele]
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...
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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...
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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 se vaaiga lea i le ‘au siamupini o le Kirikiti a Tama’ita’i o lenei tausaga, “Teine o le Seaula” mai le afio’aga o Aoa, Falelima i Sasa’e. Malo le tausinio, malo le tagalo fa’atausala! [ata: THA]
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’...
The 2017 Flag Day Fautasi Regatta for the 117th American Samoa Flag Day Festivities is tentatively set for this Wednesday for the heats, and Thursday for the final. But who knows — with the Lt. Gov. Lemanu P. Mauga saying it depends on the ocean tides, fair weather. Seen here is the Fuao during practice yesterday. It will race in the first heat comprising nine fautasi. [Photo: TG]
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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