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Manu Samoa are grasping for the positives from Friday's 78-0 drubbing against the All Blacks as they look to turn it around in time for Saturday's home test against Wales in Apia. The Manu threatened in the first quarter of match at Eden Park but still found themselves 28-0 down at half-time before...
The majority of the key moments in the All Blacks test against Samoa came in the first half as the world champions got out to a 28-0 lead. From there the result was inevitable. TELEVISION MATCH OFFICIAL INTERVENES The match was in just its third minute when television match official Ian Smith...
Hector Misionare Petri could very well be American Samoa's hope for a gold medal in the 2020 Olympics. The son of Rick and Leuila Petri started off as a football player, playing for eight years since moving to the United States, his last two years as starting quarterback for the his high school...
It was a bright sunny Saturday at Veterans Memorial Stadium, a week ago — a perfect day for JPS Football Championships. The day started off with the Division 2 JPS Warriors taking on the number one ranked JPS Lions. It was a tough fought game with both teams unable to score. Despite attempts from...
Fautua Maiava Jr. will be departing the territory on July 7 on his way to Colorado Mesa University to play football, thanks to a $19,000 (per semester) athletic scholarship. The Class of 2017 graduate of Samoana High School is from Fagasa and is the son of Fautua Sr. and Florence Tua-Maiava. Fautua...
When University of Washington (UW) linebacker and NFL prospect Psalm Fa’afoisia Pulemagafa Wooching announced that he was trading in his football pads and helmet for short shorts and rugby boots, he wasn't joking. The young Samoan who grew up in Hawai’i has joined the Harlequins 16-man squad, set...
Utulei Youth hoisted the Futsal championship trophy after a thrilling, and ear-splitting final by outlasting Pago Youth 1 in a penalty shootout 2-1. “It was a great game, very tough from the start and all the way to the end,” said Utulei Youth’s coach, Travis ‘Pita’ Sinapati. “Pago is one of the...
This season the Lady Warriors of Tafuna High School won the Girls Basketball Championship for the Varsity Division. The Warriors who trained and worked very hard to get the championship back were led by none other than Coach Dacia Taleni who told Samoa News during a telephone interview, “This has...
JPS Football playoffs began with Division 1, which fields 7th and 8th graders; and it was a lopsided game between the JPS Warriors vs. the JPS Wild Cats, with the Warriors blowing the Wildcats off the field. John Allen scored for the Warriors on their opening drive with a 21-yard run.  The Wildcats...
It is an intense race for the top two spots in both pools of the 2017 FFAS Futsal Tournament after Match Day 3 results from Saturday, May 20, at Samoana High School’s gymnasium in Utulei. The top two teams from each pool will advance to the Championship bracket, and it is a clouded race with five...

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