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  1. 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 ...

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    New Zealand up next for Wales after Samoa loss

    Posted Nov 18th 2012, 01:46am by AFP

    ... lift the gloom hanging over his team after their 26-19 loss to Samoa. Wales may have won the Six Nations and the grand slam this year but are veering towards cri sis point after Samoa ... with an interception try on his home debut only for Fa’atoina Autagavaia, George Pisi and Johnny Leota to cross as Samoa  evoked memories of their famous World Cup victories over Wales in 1991 and 1999, ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Today's questions

    Posted Mar 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fiji and New Zealand won nine Cup titles in the 90's. Who broke that stranglehold? A)Australia B)Samoa C)South Africa When did Jonah Lomu first play at the Hong Kong Sevens? A)1994 B)1995 C)1996. ...

  7. Lemi at 'em

    Posted Mar 26th 2004, 12:00am by Paul Moon

    ... Samoa place high expectations on a little livewire as the selectors chop and change, writes Paul Moon THOUGH HE IS AGED just 21 and extends the tape measure to a mere five foot six inches, Samoan fans are confident David Lemi will set the 2004 Sevens alight. Lemi certainly ignited Samoa's premier sevens event, the Marist International Tournament. His two breathtaking ...

  8. Double jeopardy

    Posted Mar 30th 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay England eke out victory against Samoa - and now they have to do it all over again Like a recurring nightmare, sentimental favourites England will once again meet Samoa ... Africa take on Australia while, in Groundhog Day fashion, the defending champions Samoa front-up against England. It was skin-of-the-teeth stuff, with Simon Hunt the hero for a young England ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Lam, Smith to lead APBs in charity clash v Saracens

    Posted Jun 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Stadium tomorrow week. Samoa icon Lam will be head coach with Smith- veteran of 110 tests for Australia and the most-capped forward in rugby history- acting as his assistant. 'I'm really ... and Rico Gear; Welsh legends Shane Williams and Martyn Williams; and the Tuilagi brothers, Alesana and Henry, from Samoa. Former England skipper Steve Borthwick will lead a powerful Saracens team ...




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