Sport in Samoa

Reigning champs find it's tough at the top

Samoa have called for a rule allowing overseas-based players to be made available for national duty if they are not needed by their clubs, saying this would help countries with limited player resources.

Friday, 25 March, 2011, 12:00am

In-form Pesamino in the mood to try for world record

Mikaele Pesamino collects tries like an air purifier collects dust in Hong Kong. And yesterday, the Samoan warned that he was not done yet as he looks at breaking the IRB Sevens World Series record for most tries scored in a season.

24 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Samoans keeping low

Defending Hong Kong Sevens champions they may be, but Samoa still have to get used to being in the limelight.

In their only public engagement before the tournament kicks off on Friday the squad made an appearance at a sportswear store in Times Square, yesterday and spent most of the time trying to avoid attracting any attention.

26 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Samoan passports examined

Australia and New Zealand are scrutinising Samoan passports submitted with visa applications in the wake of a scandal in the tiny Pacific nation.

They were reportedly being sold in Hong Kong despite a ban on the travel documents being given to anyone who has not lived there.

30 Aug 1997 - 12:00am

Samoan sets his sights on the Kiwis

WESTERN Samoan captain Danny Kaleopa has a score to settle against New Zealand.

Kaleopa has spent the last 12 months itching for revenge against the New Zealanders after they beat the Samoans in the controversial quarter-final match in Hongkong.

27 Mar 1993 - 12:00am