WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Samoa-born Jimmy Peau, who as Jimmy Thunder recorded one of the fastest knockouts in professional boxing with a first-punch victory over American Crawford Grimley,...
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — England and Samoa, semifinalists in the world sevens rugby series less than a week ago, lost their opening matches at the Cape Town Sevens on Friday.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — World series champion Fiji failed to reach the Dubai Sevens quarterfinals for the first time after losing out to France and Argentina on points difference on...
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Samoa’s main streets were eerily quiet on Thursday as the government stepped up efforts to curb a measles epidemic that has killed 62 people.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Samoa’s government said Monday that another five children had died within the past day from a measles outbreak, bringing the death toll from the epidemic to more...
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Authorities said Monday that a measles epidemic sweeping through Samoa continues to worsen with the death toll rising to 25, all but one of them young...
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Samoa has closed all its schools, banned children from public gatherings and mandated that everybody get vaccinated after declaring an emergency due to a measles...
PERTH, Australia (AP) — Global Rapid Rugby will kick off next March with a 10-round competition featuring teams from Fiji, Samoa, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Australia and will conclude with a $1...
TOKYO (AP) — The best quotes from the Rugby World Cup in Japan:
"We'd consider Ireland a very welcoming country, but Japan takes that to a different level."
TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on Day 23 of the Rugby World Cup in Japan (all times local):
Ireland crushed Samoa 47-5 in their final Pool A game to reach the quarterfinals with a...
TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on Day 18 at the Rugby World Cup (all times local):
Scotland has made 14 changes to its starting team to play Russia, the most ever by the Scots...
TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on Day 16 of the Rugby World Cup in Japan (all times local):
The disciplinary hearing for Argentina lock Tomas Lavanini will be on Monday in...
One step at a time. Japan will be one closer to Rugby World Cup history if it beats Samoa on Saturday.
In striving for such a monumental achievement of becoming the first Asian team to reach...
TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on Day 14 of the Rugby World Cup in Japan (all times local):
Ireland rebounded from its jolting loss to Japan by defeating winless Russia only 35-0 in...
TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on Day 12 at the Rugby World Cup (all times local):
Samoa hooker Motu Matu'u has had his appeal against a three-game suspension rejected.
TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on Day 11 of the Rugby World Cup (all times local):
Samoa wing Ed Fidow has been summoned to a disciplinary hearing on Wednesday in Tokyo after being...
Scotland's bid to make amends at the Rugby World Cup seemingly got a lot easier after Samoa was struck down by personnel problems.
The Samoans lost four players to injuries and suspensions...
TOKYO (AP) — Samoa has had a second player suspended for a dangerous tackle at the Rugby World Cup, with hooker Motu Matu'u banned for the remainder of the group stage and for the...
TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on Day 7 of the Rugby World Cup (all times local):
Samoa center Rey Lee-Lo has been banned for the team's final three pool matches at the Rugby World...
KOBE, Japan (AP) — Samoa could lose four front-line players for the game against Scotland at the Rugby World Cup, the first of three tough tests remaining in its pool.
KUMAGAYA, Japan (AP) — Samoa accounted for Russia 34-9 in an incident-packed Rugby World Cup match that featured three yellow cards that could easily have been red.
TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on Day 5 of the Rugby World Cup in Japan (all times local):
Samoa accounted for Russia 34-9 in an incident-packed Rugby World Cup match that featured...
KUMAGAYA, Japan (AP) — Russia has set itself up to be plucked by Samoa in the Rugby World Cup on Tuesday in the Bears' first match against a Pacific Islands side.
YAMAGATA, Japan (AP) — Samoan rugby players will wear skin suits to cover their traditional tattoos during some training sessions at the World Cup in order not to offend their Japanese...
Since its inception the Rugby World Cup has relied on Pacific Island nations to provide the tournament with flair, excitement and memorable moments of drama.
APIA, Samoa (AP) — Samoa scrumhalf Scott Malolua was ruled out of the Rugby World Cup in Japan with a dislocated shoulder and replaced by Pele Cowley.
SYDNEY (AP) — Australia survived a second half comeback attempt by Samoa to beat the South Pacific islanders 34-15 Saturday in the teams' final test match before the Rugby World Cup.
HONOLULU (AP) — A University of Hawaii lecture has been simultaneously broadcast in a classroom in American Samoa using a hologram, a report said.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Japan and the United States will meet in Suva on Saturday in the final of Pacific Nations Cup rugby tournament after both teams remained unbeaten through the...
SUVA, Fiji (AP) — Flyhalf A.J. MacGinty kicked a penalty two minutes after the full time siren to give the United States a 13-10 win over Samoa Saturday which left them unbeaten after two rounds...
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Japan, Samoa and the United States have made winning starts to the Pacific Nations Cup tournament which forms a major part of their preparations for the impending...
Seized NKorean Cargo Ship Arrives in American Samoa
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will make another global trip next month to Australia, New Zealand and several other countries.
SYDNEY (AP) — Australia will play a test match against Samoa in western Sydney on Sept. 7 just ahead of the team's departure for Japan and the Rugby World Cup.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Series co-leaders New Zealand and the United States advanced to a semifinal against each other in the USA Sevens tournament and will be joined by Samoa and Argentina in the final...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Series co-leaders New Zealand won their opening matches at the men's USA Sevens while the host Americans had a last-minute upset loss to Argentina after winning their opening...
LONDON (AP) — Members of a Pacific Island players' support group in Europe are considering boycotting the Rugby World Cup in response to plans for a new world league that excludes Fiji, Samoa, and...
HAMILTON, New Zealand (AP) — Fiji, the United States, South Africa and New Zealand topped their pools with unbeaten records Saturday after the first day of the New Zealand leg of the World Rugby Sevens Series.
Defending world champions South Africa will play Samoa, World Series leaders the United States will play Scotland, Fiji will play Canada and New Zealand will play Australia in Sunday's quarterfinals.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A former Samoa under-20 rugby player has died of a head injury after a club match in Samoa.
Faiva Tagatauli, 27, died Thursday, four days after sustaining the injury while playing for the Vaimoso Rugby Club against Vailele at Tuana'imato near the Samoa capital Apia on Saturday.
HEIDELBERG, Germany (AP) — Samoa qualified for the 2019 Rugby World Cup after beating Germany 42-28 for a second time in their playoff on Saturday.
Samoa won the first leg 66-15 in Apia two weeks ago, making qualification on aggregate virtually inevitable.
Germany was competitive at home, leading by one point at halftime and by seven until the 69th minute when Samoa fullback Ah See Tuala crossed and converted for a 28-28 tie.
SYDNEY (AP) — Winger Junior Rau scored two tries to lead Papua New Guinea to a 26-14 upset win over Fiji in a rugby league international on Saturday.
In a later match of the Pacific International doubleheader at Campbelltown Stadium in western Sydney, Tonga kept up its strong recent form with a seven-try, 38-22 win over Samoa. Tonga led 30-6 at halftime.
HEIDELBERG, Germany (AP) — Germany beat Portugal 16-13 on Saturday to advance in qualifying for the 2019 Rugby World Cup to a two-leg playoff with Samoa.
The Germans will play Samoa in Apia on June 30 and stage the return leg on July 14. The winner on aggregate will qualify directly into Pool A in Japan next year. The runner-up will go to the repechage tournament in November.
SUVA, Fiji (AP) — Scrumhalf Henry Seniloli scored two first-half tries and his replacement Frank Lomani added two in the second half as Fiji overwhelmed Georgia 37-15 on Saturday to win the Pacific Nations Cup for the fourth consecutive year.
SUVA, Fiji (AP) — Scrumhalf Henry Seniloli scored two first-half tries and his replacement Frank Lomani added two in the second half as Fiji overwhelmed George 37-15 on Saturday to win the Pacific Nations Cup for the fourth consecutive year.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Fiji and Georgia will fight out the 2018 Pacific Nations Cup rugby title when they meet in the second round of the tournament at Suva on Saturday.
Both teams were narrow first-round winners last weekend and the outcome of Saturday's match at the National Stadium will determine whether Fiji claims the Pacific crown for the fourth consecutive year.
SUVA, Fiji (AP) — Europe-based stars Vereniki Goneva and Kini Murimurivalu scored tries, each created by the other, as Fiji opened defense of its Pacific Nations Cup rugby title Saturday with a tense 24-22 win over Samoa.
Fiji led 24-3 before Samoa scored three tries in a late rally which rocked the defending champions. Earlier at Suva, Georgia beat Tonga 16-15 in similar circumstances, holding on after leading 16-3.
SUVA, Fiji (AP) — Center Sevanaia Galala will make his Fiji test debut against Samoa in the first round of rugby's Pacific Nations Cup.
Galala, who plays for French club Brive, will start at inside center on Saturday in a midfield combination with Jale Vatubua.
Three other players are in line for debuts from the bench. Hooker and former Fiji Under-20 captain Ratu Veremalua Vugakoto, prop Eroni Mawi and sevens representative Alivereti Veitokani are among the reserves.
HONG KONG (AP) — Fiji began its bid for a record fourth successive Hong Kong Sevens rugby title when it beat Pacific neighbor Samoa 31-12 on Friday.
Eroni Sau was in early, then offloaded with a little back flip to set up Kalione Nasoko, who in turn drew two defenders to send in Vatemo Ravouvou. Fiji went into halftime 17-0 up and was virtually out of sight.
PAGO PAGO, American Samoa (AP) — President Donald Trump has ordered federal assistance for American Samoa in the wake of damage caused by tropical storm Gita last month.
The White House announced Friday that Trump approved the disaster declaration for the U.S. territory in order to free up funding.
The assistance can go toward grants for temporary housing, home repairs, low-cost loans for property losses and other programs.
HAMILTON, New Zealand (AP) — South Africa, New Zealand, Fiji and Kenya topped their groups Saturday at the New Zealand leg of the World Rugby Sevens Series, staged for the first time in Hamilton.
The world champion South Africans, host New Zealand and Olympic champion Fiji all finished with unblemished 3-0 records from pool play while Kenya topped the tight Pool D with two wins and a draw.