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  1. Stateless and stuck on the way to Samoa

    Posted Jun 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... ex-Soviet state to Samoa. But soon after going through Kazakhstan, into Xinjiang and across China by train, he hit roadblocks in Hong Kong that have kept him stuck here for the last five years. ... identified, and his name has been changed. Even before he was deemed stateless, the New Zealand and Australian governments refused to let him transit via their countries on his way to Samoa, the only ...

  2. Pesamino misses Sevens for Samoa

    Posted Mar 18th 2011, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Defending champions Samoa will be missing 2010 IRB Player of the Year Mikaele Pesamino in their bid to retain the Cathay Pacific/Credit Suisse Hong Kong Sevens next weekend. ... a huge part in last year's 24-21 win over New Zealand in the Cup final. Tom Iosefo will replace Pesamino as Samoa come up against Scotland, Tonga and debutants Mexico in the preliminary ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Sport - Rugby

    Japan pose tough task for Hong Kong U20s

    Posted Jun 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... meant only the winner of the four-team competition will progress to the second-tier event in 2012. Japan's 31-24 loss to Samoa earlier this month in the final of the 2011 IRB World Trophy will mean they will have to qualify for this event next year, and they will be going all out to do that by winning in Hong Kong. 'If Japan had beaten Samoa, it would have opened up another ...

  5. Reality bites newcomers Mexico

    Posted Mar 26th 2011, 12:00am by James Porteous

    ... you're going to start your campaign against Samoa, the reigning Hong Kong and IRB World Series champions, packed with power and pace and with perhaps the best forward trio in the game- ... 'We couldn't have had a tougher introduction,' he said. 'But why not play against the best, you only learn against the best.' Samoa were harsh teachers, and not afraid ...

  6. Mexico to make debut at Sevens

    Posted Jan 28th 2011, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... includes the 12 core HSBC Sevens Series teams- Argentina, Australia, England, Fiji, France, Kenya, New Zealand, Samoa, Scotland, South Africa, the United States and Wales- plus seven teams from ... a seven-year break. England occupy top spot in the series standings, with 44 points after the first two legs in Dubai and George, and New Zealand next on 40. Defending Hong Kong Sevens champions Samoa ...

  7. 'Brain dead' HK come up short against Japan

    Posted Sep 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... given our performance against Japan,' Rees said. The Hong Kong women's team finished an eight-team Asian Women's Sevens in fourth place after going down to Samoa 17-5. The tournament had included four teams from Oceania - Samoa, Cook Islands, Tonga and Papua New Guinea. ...

  8. Free-for-all as giants move into last eight

    Posted Mar 27th 2011, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... South Africa, while Samoa come up against Australia. With no team having stamped their authority over the opening two days, it all points to an intriguing battle as the giants vie for the 30 ... will certainly be doing everything for the people back home. We need to put everything that has happened so far behind us, and try to click as a team,' Tietjens said. Fiji and Samoa, both 16 points ...

  9. Jones and Armour called up for Australia trip

    Posted Nov 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Africa and Samoa will take part. ...

  10. 'Returning to my Polynesian roots'

    Posted Oct 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Robby Nimmo Phoenix member Sandy Jenner is a Pilates instructor and personal trainer. At 46 she is the second oldest team member. The Lantau-based mother of Jess, 10, and Tyson, six, recounts her personal journey that led to outrigging as a sport. 'My mum was from a small village called Salelologa on Savaii in Western Samoa. She migrated to New Zealand when she was only 17 ...




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