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  1. Samoans keeping low

    Posted Mar 26th 2008, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... John Carney Defending Hong Kong Sevens champions they may be, but Samoa still have to get used to being in the limelight. In their only public engagement before the tournament kicks off ... of things has never been Samoa's style. But that's not to say they aren't determined to hang on to the title they won last year by beating Fiji 27-22 in the final. 'When we won ...

  2. Reigning champs find it's tough at the top

    Posted Mar 25th 2011, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Samoa have called for a rule allowing overseas-based players to be made available for national duty if they are not needed by their clubs, saying this would help countries with limited player resources. 'Teams like Samoa have professional players overseas and sometimes their season is over when we hit the tail end of the series, and it would be good if they could ...

  3. In-form Pesamino in the mood to try for world record

    Posted Mar 24th 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... scored 39 tries this season, including 11 at last week's leg in Adelaide. His words will be sweet music to Samoan fans but will grate like a jackhammer for the opposition this week. Samoa ... States which Samoa won 38-10 last Sunday. That brace took Pesamino's season tally to 39, just four short of the record high of 43 tries since the series started keeping records. ...

  4. Samoa off to flying start despite Kenyan resistance

    Posted Mar 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... stiff resistance from a spirited Kenyan outfit before winning 19-7. A barnstorming run from Ken Pisi was the show-reel highlight for Samoa with a minute left in the first half of the encounter ... as they come from there.' Next up for Samoa are Argentina and England, who knocked them out of the Cup 19-14 in the semi-finals last year, but Betham was not looking too far ahead- well, not yet ...

  5. One taste of Sevens and Desmond's hooked

    Posted Mar 30th 2004, 12:00am by Tim Maitland

    ... Hong Kong as Samoa's top try scorer, crossing the line three times against Chinese Taipei, once against Namibia and, most memorably bamboozling the New Zealand defence with his agility ... home.' The folks back home are the reason that Fa'aiuaso found himself representing Samoa. 'We have a tournament in Samoa, the Marist Sevens, and I was asked to play for my village, ...

  6. Three-try Pesamino toast of Samoa

    Posted Apr 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Battle of the Pacific islanders a classic story of a game of two halves, with Fiji losing out The bright city lights did not startle Samoa's village-grown heroes as they beat much-fancied Fiji in one of the strangest Cup finals ever played in the history of the Sevens. Samoa scored five first-half tries, three by Hong Kong debutant Mikaele Pesamino, ...

  7. Samoa deal rare loss to England

    Posted Mar 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... against Samoa in their final pool game last night. Despite losing captain Uale Mai midway through the first half, Samoa dug deep to pull off a tense 14-12 victory over England. But only pride ... have had to come through a gauntlet of fire in the pool competition, Fiji have been in cruise mode. The bottom half of the draw has the makings of a bar-room brawl with Samoa taking on South ...

  8. Samoans make all the right moves

    Posted Apr 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford

    ... night's hard-fought final between Samoa and Fiji topped a great weekend for sport in the city as Wong Kam-po won Hong Kong a cycling world championship in the men's 15km scratch race ... Barclay Crawford The new champions are Samoa, but they could easily have been joined on the podium by a series of sumo wrestlers, a horde of runaway brides and thousands of other partying ...

  9. How much for your allegiance?

    Posted Jul 21st 2005, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... wrote in her report for the Centre for Independent Studies, an Australian think-tank. Beijing has funded a new parliament building in Vanuatu, government buildings in Samoa, houses for the leaders of Micronesia, and sports stadia in Kiribati, Samoa and Fiji. Such largesse often feeds the endemic corruption in some Pacific countries and 'further destabilises already weak ...

  10. Referee riles Samoa after they lose close match to England

    Posted Apr 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Donald Asprey Samoa captain Uale Mai blasted Australian referee James Leckie after their narrow 14-10 loss to England in the Cup quarter-finals, describing him as an Englishman ... Simon Amor scored the winning try for England but appeared to have performed a double movement. He added the referee was 'probably English'. However, Samoa coach Titimaea Tafua ...




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