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  1. Samoa power past Portuguese to earn consolation prize

    Posted Mar 21st 2005, 12:00am by Nazvi Careem

    ... Nazvi Careem Lima's men make up for just falling short of the cup competition by thrashing fledgling continental side Samoa consoled themselves with plate glory yesterday after their failure to reach the Melrose Cup, beating Portugal 29-7 in the final. Captain Brian Lima, only a youngster when Western Samoa won the Hong Kong Sevens in 1993, was able to win silverware ...

  2. Samoa call on strongman Sititi

    Posted Mar 13th 2005, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Samoa, who will pose the most dangerous threat to the top four seeds at the World Cup next weekend, have called up strongman Semo Sititi into the squad that has already been boosted by the presence of two Super 12 players from New Zealand. Top seeds New Zealand, England (two), Fiji (three) and Argentina (four) know they will have to be wary of the hard men from Samoa ...

  3. Friday braced for 'stern challenge' from balanced Samoa

    Posted Mar 19th 2005, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... Jonathan Powell Demonstrating plenty of tricks and a measure of power and pace, seventh seeds Samoa will present England with another headache tonight, said England coach Mike Friday. Even ... in the quarter-finals with three convincing wins over Italy, Taiwan and Georgia yesterday. 'Samoa have impressed me, they've got a very balanced side with lots of pace and lots of power,' said ...

  4. Schedule

    Posted Dec 18th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Today Morning speeches: Tonga, Russian Federation, Sudan, Iran, Belarus, Vietnam, Serbia, Afghanistan, Holy See, Kazakhstan, Ukraine and Samoa Final agenda items (3pm-6pm): Action by ministers, date and venue of Seventh Ministerial Conference, election of officers and closure of session Plenary sessions only listed. Morning sessions are 10am-1pm; afternoon sessions are 3pm-6pm. ...

  5. Pool B

    Posted Mar 18th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The SAR is a home away from home for Simon Amor and his merry men. England, winners of the past three HK Sevens, aim to become the first nation to be crowned world champions at both XVs and sevens. All eyes will be on Henry Paul and Richard Haughton, winners of the Best and Fairest awards the past two years here. Samoa, spearheaded by this term's top try-scorer, David Lemi, ...

  6. 'The Chiropractor' prepares to begin latest chapter of his life on the Emerald Isle

    Posted Mar 21st 2005, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... figure in Samoa's solid performances over the weekend. 'If you come from Samoa and you can't tackle, you're not a Samoan. After the 1995 15s World Cup, during my first year ... said Lima, who is married to Sina, the daughter of Samoa's deputy prime minister- Misa Hermann Retzlaff. Regarded as one of the best centres in the game, he was an inspirational figure ...

  7. A team who take no prisoners

    Posted Mar 18th 2005, 12:00am by Nazvi Careem

    ... Nazvi Careem They may be below their Hong Kong-winning best form, but the tough-tackling Samoans are a side who should never be discounted In 1993, Samoa went into the inaugural World Cup ... for the Samoans at cold and wet Murrayfield and outsiders England romped away with the title. A dozen years later and it is Samoa who are now the outsiders with England among the favourites. But some ...

  8. France bursting with pride after proving the critics wrong

    Posted Mar 20th 2005, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... with Gallic pride after their 19-5 victory over Italy and Samoa's tight loss to England put them into the last eight and a match against New Zealand. 'It is a great performance for us ... France lost to Samoa 14-12 earlier in the day, but their victory over Italy created a cliffhanger situation, with their cup chances reliant on the result of England versus Samoa later. Fate ...


    Posted Mar 18th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with England, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, France, Spain, South Africa and Samoa emerging as the winners on the first day. The 24 nations were then redrawn into eight new pools for the ranking round ... Waisale Serevi, the sevens maestro, who scored 26 points in their 56-0 quarter-final win over South Korea. Samoa were their next opponents, having ended England's hold on the trophy ...

  10. Schedule

    Posted Dec 17th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Tanzania, Niger, Poland, Maldives Sunday, Dec 18 Morning speeches: Tonga, Russian Federation, Sudan, Iran, Belarus, Vietnam, Serbia, Afghanistan, Holy See, Kazakhstan, Ukraine and Samoa Final agenda ...




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