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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...
Tim Mikkelson, cheers on young Niko Jones
Honolulu, HAWAII — Last year's Olympic Qualifying Ocean 7s was an amazing almost magical event to cover.  With a minimal budget and limited trained human resources, Pacific Islander Oceania Rugby Administrators, Lemalu Wayne Schuster and Biutoka Kacimaiwai fended off the incoming measles epidemic,...
 Sir Gordon Tietjens with Manu Samoa player
Apia, SAMOA — Sir Gordon Tietjens is renowned for his work in Rugby Sevens, but that hasn't helped him remain at the helm of Samoa's team. Sir Gordon spent 22 years in charge of the All Black Sevens, winning four Commonwealth Games gold medals, two World Cups and 12 World Series titles before...
 Sir Gordon Tietjens
Apia, SAMOA — The Samoa Rugby Union says its Sevens team will have the opportunity to explore new options and rebuild for the Olympics now that Sir Gordon Tietjens has resigned. CEO Faleomavaega Vincent Fepuleai said the decision for Sir Gordon to step down as coach was made together. "Gordon's...
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...

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