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Manu player Gordon Langkilde, center-right
San Francisco, CA — A member of Samoa's Rugby World Cup Sevens squad was suspended from the final day of play on Sunday after a post-match fracas which left Welsh player Tom Williams with a tournament-ending injury, authorities confirmed.  Gordon Langkilde was benched for Samoa's games in the...
American Samoa’s captain Gabriel Taumua
Veitongo, TONGA — American Samoa beat the Cook Islands 3-1 on the final Match Day of the OFC U-16 Championship Qualifier thanks to a pair of PKs, and a great finishing goal by the youngest player on the field.   Xavior Leatualevao, only 14 years old, came on in the 81st minute for Peter Lauvao,...
Manu Samoa 7s team in San Francisco, CA
San Francisco, CA — They tried but they fell short, four points at that.  And with that, Manu Samoa’s hopes of winning the Sevens Rugby World Cup in San Francisco, U.S.A., have been dashed.  Losing to England, 15-19, it was an emotionally fuelled clash where one of the strongest Samoan men, who had...
American Samoa’s captain Gabriel Taumua
Veitongo, TONGA — American Samoa lost to Samoa 10-3 in their second game of the OFC U-16 Championship Qualifier at Loto-Tonga Soka Centre in Veitongo, Tonga on Tuesday, July 17, 2018.   “This result was really unexpected,” said the team’s coach, Rupeni Luvu.  “I really didn’t expect the game to...
HEIDELBERG, Germany (AP) — Samoa qualified for the 2019 Rugby World Cup after beating Germany 42-28 for a second time in their playoff on today. Samoa won the first leg 66-15 in Apia two weeks ago, making qualification on aggregate virtually inevitable. Germany was competitive at home, leading...
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Veitongo, TONGA —American Samoa drew 2-2 with Tonga in their first game of the OFC U16 Championship Qualifiers at Loto-Tonga Center in Veitongo, Tonga on Saturday, July 14, 2018. It was a disappointing draw for American Samoa as they led 2-0, only to have Tonga come back and tie it in the last 11...
Three-star defensive tackle Sio Nofoagatoto'a
Bloomington, INDIANA — Tom Allen and the Indiana football staff closed out a strong month of June by securing the services of three-star defensive tackle Sio Nofoagatoto'a. The six-foot-two 321-pound lineman out of Clearwater Academy International made his announcement on Twitter on Saturday...
American Samoa young athletes at the Football For Hope Festival in Russia, Moscow (from l—r) Gabriel Taumua, Chris Faamoana, Susan Godinet and Seirosa Tuaua
Moscow, RUSSIA — American Samoa’s contingent to the Football For Hope Festival in Moscow, Russia, are enjoying the time of their lives, and making a lifetime of memories in the process. The group, led by delegation leader Tavita Taumua and young leader Steffany Godinet, includes young players...
Two local fighters representing American Samoa during the 2018 Oceania Youth Boxing Championships, which was also a Qualifier Championship for the Youth Olympics Games in Argentina this year, Falaniko Tauta and Jolando Taalo, posing with the American Samoa flag.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Amateur Boxing Association (ASABA) is sharing some good news for the community, after one of the two local boxers who competed in the 2018 Oceania Youth Boxing Championships in Samoa two weeks ago qualified for the 2018 Youth Olympic Games in Argentina...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Johnica Collins of Pago Pago, American Samoa will carry the territory’s flag at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia opening ceremony in Moscow, Russia. “I am very excited to be going to the first game of the (FIFA) World Cup,” Collins said.  “I hope my family can see me on TV...

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