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Manu Samoa’s Joe Perez lost control of the ball
Manu Samoa’s Joe Perez lost control of the ball as he appeared to be scoring a try vs the USA Eagles.  The Eagles overpowered Samoa 19-5 at the Vancouver 7s, Day 1, BC Place, Vancouver, Canada. More photos in Monday's Samoa News print edition. [Photo by Barry Markowitz, Courtesy Bluesky...
SoCal Samoan Community young siva dancers
After the LA 7s, the Southern California Samoan Community members took pride in honoring the Manu Samoa 7s national rugby team with sivas and cash at Alpine Village, Torrance, California.   [Photo by Abraham Markowitz, Courtesy Bluesky Communications]
Manu Samoa takes the field at 2020 USA Sevens
Manu Samoa takes the field seeking help from above prior to defeating Kenya, 28-19 at the USA 7s, Day 2, Dignity Health Sports Park, Carson, California. See more photos in today’s Sports section of Samoa News. [Photo: Barry Markowitz, Courtesy Bluesky Communications]
Sevens Team Mates send Laaloi Leilua well wishes for his return home.
Dubai, UAE — The Manu Samoa Sevens squad have been affected by the measles outbreak with Laaloi Leilua having to return to Samoa to be with his 4 week old baby girl who has contracted the measles virus. Sir Gordon Tietchens announced the squad changes on the Manu Samoa Sevens Facebook Page. “Laaloi...
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...
Manu Samoa in Japan
Nagoya, JAPAN — Samoa insists they are still "hugely motivated" for their final pool match against Ireland despite falling short of the knockout stage at Rugby World Cup 2019. Japan's 38-19 victory on Saturday means Samoa will not make the last eight for a sixth consecutive Rugby World Cup. "It's...
Japan’s Kotaro Matsushima makes a break
TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on Day 16 of the Rugby World Cup in Japan (all times local): 9:25 p.m. Japan is a step closer to Rugby World Cup history after overcoming a fierce Samoa challenge 38-19 and claiming a bonus point four minutes into additional time in a nerve-shredder for a third straight win...
 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...
Car club, Leai Sou Feau members watch game on a big screen TV in front of the Government building.
Apia, SAMOA — They are celebrating on the streets of Apia. When the Manu Samoa defeated Russia in their opening World Cup game, Manu Samoa fans in Samoa stayed up late at night and early into the next morning to showcase their support for their team. While most people watched from the comfort of...
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...

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