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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Holders Samoa primed after beachside bootcamp

    Posted Mar 28th 2008, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... John Carney It is said that it is harder to defend a title successfully than to win it, and no one knows this better than Samoa. The Samoans come to Hong Kong as champions after ... Moors pushed his squad to the limit during training on Maninoa Beach, Siumu, Samoa where his players underwent intense strength training, which included carrying two 20kg sand bags above ...

  4. 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, ...

  5. Samoa get job done with minimum fuss

    Posted Mar 29th 2008, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... John Carney Samoa got their title defence off to the best possible start with a 35-7 victory over Sri Lanka in pool B, although they know bigger challenges lie ahead. The Samoans never had ... outpaced the Samoan cover at least got the Lankans on the scoreboard in the second half, but that was as good as it got. For Samoa coach Rudolf Moors the fact his side completed their first match ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Samoa sail into the Cup

    Posted Apr 01st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Donald Asprey Samoa emerged as title contenders after demolishing Japan and Canada in pool C. Mikaele Pesambino, Lolo Lui and captain Uale Mai led the scoring to ease Samoa ... is what we will continue to do, to dominate the possession as much as possible and not give the other teams a chance to score.' Using the same tactics, Samoa delivered a shock defeat to Fiji ...

  8. Knocking on the door- Samoa's stealth mission

    Posted Mar 30th 2007, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... John Carney Samoa's rise to the top of the world sevens game has taken everyone by surprise this season, except their coach Dickie Tafua. Tafua has seen his side go from also-rans ... of young players and experienced ones who are gelling well together. It's not a shock we are doing so well. We have plenty of confidence and that makes all the difference.' Samoa come ...

  9. Dour Pumas claw past Samoa

    Posted Apr 02nd 2006, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... John Carney On paper yesterday's encounter between Argentina and Samoa was going to be the most competitive match of the day.. It was the Pumas who came out on top 10-5 ... Italy in a bruising encounter 29-7, while Samoa annihilated Taiwan 71-0. Now someone was going to lose their unbeaten record. Both sides had aspirations of making it to the latter stages ...

  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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