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Samoa

Thousands flee Cyclone Evan in Fiji

Thousands of people fled to evacuation centres in Fiji on Monday as authorities warned to “prepare for the worst” from a powerful category four cyclone bearing down on the Pacific nation.

Monday, 17 December, 2012, 2:16pm

Samoa pile on gloom for All Blacks with victory in Dubai Sevens

It was a bad weekend to be wearing the famous black jersey with the silver fern logo.

As England beat the All Blacks in London by their biggest ever victory margin, bringing to an end the world champions' 20-game unbeaten run, in Dubai Samoa defeated the All Blacks Sevens in the Cup final of the second leg of the HSBC Sevens World Series.

3 Dec 2012 - 3:01am

New Zealand up next for Wales after Samoa loss

Wales interim coach Rob Howley insists the prospect of facing world champions New Zealand, made slightly less daunting by the return of Warren Gatland, can 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 subjected them to a fifth straight defeat.

18 Nov 2012 - 3:25am

Samoa deal rare loss to England

If it was really the Pool of Death then England had forgotten to pay the ferryman extra to carry their opponents across the River Styx. They stumbled against Samoa in their final pool game last night.

25 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Samoa off to flying start despite Kenyan resistance

Samoan coach Stephen Betham revealed he had had a tough job keeping his players' feet on the ground after their stunning 26-19 victory over New Zealand in February's USA Sevens in Las Vegas, a win that he freely admits brought the tears flowing.

24 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

A nation's new dawn

APIA - Samoa jumped the international dateline, taking 'first-country' status from New Zealand. The tiny nation dropped its time-zone alliance with the US, lost a day and realigned with Asia, New Zealand and Australia. This now makes the nation the first to celebrate any new year, a status previously held by New Zealand. In return, Samoa had to lose Friday, December 30, 2011.

6 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Samoans 'must lift their game'

Hat-trick hunting Samoa, the hottest team on the IRB Sevens World Series, have their work cut out to win the Cathay Pacific/Credit Suisse Hong Kong Sevens, coach Stephen Betham says.

Betham was an unhappy man last night after Samoa surprisingly conceded a brace of tries to both Russia (24-12) and Argentina (21-14) in their final pool matches.

28 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Vulnerable Kiwis look to return to glory days

Played five, won one, lost four. That is the sorry record New Zealand have against Samoa this season. But Kiwi skipper DJ Forbes laughs aside any suggestions the uncompromising islanders are a bogey side.

'In all fairness Samoa have played well, but in honesty, in a couple of finals where we met them, our boys didn't do well,' said Forbes.

26 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Holders Samoa primed after beachside bootcamp

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 they shocked Fiji 27-22 in last year's decider, but face an uphill battle if they are to repeat the feat this time around.

28 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Company profile - Foxconn International Holdings

Foxconn International Holdings' principal activity is the manufacture and trading of handsets. Other activities include the provision of prototyping and development services, research and development, provision of logistics services and investment holding.

11 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

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