Samoa National Rugby Union Team

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.

Friday, 26 March, 2010, 12:00am

Samoans soak up soggy conditions

Stormy weather may have kept a few teams indoors yesterday morning, but it didn't bother the Samoan side with coach Rudy Moors even conducting their training in bare feet.

25 Mar 2009 - 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

Review needs to query some decisions

As a regular and enthusiastic neutral visitor to the Rugby Sevens in Hong Kong, allow me an observation.

There is nothing wrong with the distribution of the tickets. I have in the past several years always and without a problem been able to purchase them at the official pre-event ticket sales in the stadium.

5 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Referee riles Samoa after they lose close match to England

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 in disguise.

3 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

30 not out

Tomorrow we reveal the identities of two personalities who will be celebrating their 30th Sevens in Hong Kong. We would like to know if there are any others who have not missed a Sevens. Contact us at

29 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Leeson replaces Tu'ivai as Hong Kong prepare for Japan Sevens

Aberdeen utility player Roger Leeson has been called up to replace Isi Tu'ivai in an otherwise unchanged Hong Kong sevens team for this weekend's Japan Sevens in Tokyo.

14 Apr 1998 - 12:00am

Stuart Krohn

Stuart Krohn has regained the captaincy of the territory's Sevens team after he was named to lead the squad who will play in the Fiji Sevens on March 8-9.

1 Mar 1997 - 12:00am

Chan poised to make sevens breakthrough

Chan Fuk-ping is all set to force his way into the Hong Kong team for the Rugby World Cup Sevens on March 21-23 at the Hong Kong Stadium.

The Hong Kong full-back was among 54 players picked into the national squad which will soon be broken down into a 10s squad and a sevens squad.

17 Jan 1997 - 12:00am

England turn back the years for red-letter day by accepting Sevens invitation

THE red rose of England will bloom at next year's Hong Kong Sevens.

After years of refusing to send a representative team to the Sevens, the Rugby Football Union (RFU) decided yesterday to accept an invitation to play at the 20th edition of the tournament on March 25 and 26.

27 Sep 1994 - 12:00am