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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. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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, ...

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

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

    ... has been good for me, kept me busy, and taken me all over the world,' said the father of three boys, aged five, four, and one. 'It is a sport I love to play. But I have to listen ... 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Injuries rule out Russell and Sititi

    Posted Mar 16th 2005, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay South Africa have lost playmaker Brent Russell and Samoa will be without strongman Semo Sititi after both players picked up injuries last weekend. Russell was injured last Saturday against the Hurricanes, bringing to an end a tug of war over him between the sevens squad and his Sharks' Super 12 team. 'Obviously he is a talented player and we wanted him ...

  9. Can't catch me! Rugby fever starts young

    Posted Mar 20th 2005, 12:00am by Nazvi Careem

    ... Zealand won the women's tournament early in the day. Everyone from the shirtless in the South Stand to the feathered in the corporate boxes lapped up the sport and sundry entertainment ... of the day against Samoa. But the English progressed courtesy of a 'try that never was'. Virtually everyone in the stadium felt it wasn't a try, and even scorer Simon Amor didn't ...

  10. 'Windy Welly' provides warm welcome

    Posted Feb 04th 2005, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... discount other Cup candidates like Argentina, losing finalists to England in Hong Kong last year, Samoa or South Africa. DRAW Pool A: England, Samoa, Canada, Niue. Pool A: New Zealand, Fiji, Kenya, ...




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