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Manu Samoa performing their Siva Tau
The rugby clash between Manu Samoa and the Barbarians at Twickenham, England was axed 90 minutes before its scheduled kick-off as four Barbarians and two members of that team’s staff tested positive. But that didn't stop the Manu Samoa from belting out their national anthem before performing their...
security guard tackles the fan
Hamilton, NEW ZEALAND — The Manu Samoa had just officially qualified to take part in the 2023 Rugby World Cup after beating Tonga's 'Ikale Tahi rugby team 37-15 in Hamilton last Saturday night when a seemingly rogue rugby fan storms on to the pitch, a security guard sprints towards him and brings...
Manu Samoa player doing victory dance
As the Manu Samoa players gather to celebrate their recent qualification to take part in the 2023 Rugby World Cup after beating Tonga's 'Ikale Tahi rugby team 37-15 in Hamilton on Saturday night, one of the team comes forward and starts to offer a traditional dance. And that started a big brouhaha...
Samoa celebrates a try against Tonga.
Hamilton, NEW ZEALAND — Samoa has qualified for the 2023 Rugby World Cup after beating Tonga 37-15 in Kirikiriroa Hamilton yesterday (Saturday Samoa time). The Manu led by 20 points early in the second half but withstood a determined 'Ikale Tahi comeback to prevail 79-28 on aggregate over two legs...
Manu Samoa vs Ireland
Monte Carlo, MONACO — Pacific Island teams have fallen short at the Final Olympic Sevens Qualifying Tournament in Monaco, with France, Russia and Ireland securing the final tickets to Tokyo. 2016 repechage runners up Samoa had started with a hiss and a roar on day one of the men's competition,...
The Manu Samoa Sevens
Monte Carlo, MONACO — Hong Kong, Ireland and Samoa will join France in the men’s play-offs, of the Olympic Repechage tournament taking place this weekend in Monaco,. Meanwhile Argentina, Hong Kong, Kazakhstan and Russia also have 100 per cent records in the women’s pool stage. Samoa toped the pool...
Joe Perez
Honolulu, HAWAII — Word from knowledgeable folks in Apia and USA Rugby are indicating that Manu Samoa may still have kept their Olympic Dreams alive. But what team, from where, and can they return home… be their home Samoa or New Zealand? Greatest input in the past 24 hours is that the World is...
Losi Filipo
Honolulu, HAWAII — The Samoa News is proudly committed to covering Manu Samoa at an extraordinary level worldwide. We even have assigned a photographer to cover Manu Samoa at the Olympic repechage in Monaco, in their last opportunity to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics. Today while completing our...
Seilala Mapusua
Apia, SAMOA — Manu Samoa coach Seilala Mapusua will spend Christmas Day in quarantine but remains hopeful Santa Claus will still be able to deliver his rugby wishlist. The former Highlanders and London Irish midfielder, who played 26 tests in the blue jersey, was appointed to the top job in August...
Seilala Mapusua
Apia, SAMOA — Mapusua Seilala Mapusua is the new Manu Samoa head coach, with Muliagatele Brian Lima to take charge of the men's national sevens team. The former Manu Samoa teammates have both signed two year deals after their appointments were endorsed and ratified by the Samoa Rugby Union Board on...

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