EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — South Africa closed in on the rugby Sevens World Series title by cruising through the group stage undefeated and advancing to the quarterfinals of the Edmonton tournament on Saturday.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Winger Angelo Davids two tries in the opening five minutes to lead South Africa to a 38-5 win over Kenya and the Vancouver Sevens men's title.
The pair of tries in the final were among 10 that Davids, who has also played 15-a-side Super Rugby with South Africa's Stormers, scored in six matches in the two-day sevens tournament.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — South Africa and the U.S. both went undefeated through the group stage and advanced to the quarterfinals of the Vancouver Sevens World Series tournament on Saturday.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — More than three months after winning an election which sparked a constitutional crisis, Samoa's first female prime minister was finally able to take office on Tuesday.
HAMILTON, New Zealand (AP) — Samoa beat Tonga 37-15 and qualified for the 2023 Rugby World Cup.
Samoa 37 (Ed Fidow, Jonathan Taumateine, Stacey Ili, Kalolo Tuiloma tries; Henry Taefu 4 conversions, 3 penalties), Tonga 15 (Jay Fonokalafi, Sione Tuipulotu tries; James Faiva conversion, penalty).
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Samoa will bring its flair and giant-killing ability to the 2023 Rugby World Cup in France after beating Tonga 37-15 on Saturday and sweeping their their two-match qualifying series.
AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — Center Henry Taefu scored a try among 20 points as Samoa beat Tonga 42-13 on Saturday in the first match of a two-leg Rugby World Cup qualifying series.
Taefu, who plays for the Perth-based Western Force in Super Rugby Australia, kicked two penalties to give Samoa a 6-3 lead at the end of a physical first half.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The Samoan government says three home-based members of the Samoa Olympic weightlifting team will not be allowed to compete in Tokyo due to COVID-19 concerns in Japan.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Winger Shaun Stevenson scored two tries for the New Zealand Maori in a 35-10 victory over Samoa in a rain-swept rugby international on Saturday.
Stevenson touched down twice in the first half and fellow winger Sean Wainui also scored as the Maori took charge of the match, leading 21-7 at halftime.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Samoa was plunged into a constitutional crisis Monday when the woman who won an election last month was locked out of Parliament and the previous leader claimed he remained in charge.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Samoa appeared set to get its first woman leader after the nation's top court on Monday reinstated the results of a knife-edge election last month.
Two decisions by the Supreme Court have paved the way for Fiame Naomi Mata’afa to become prime minister of the small island nation.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand Rugby has granted conditional approval for two Pacific Islands teams to join an Australia-New Zealand Super Rugby tournament beginning next year...
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 than 50 as authorities race to vaccinate the entire population...