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BJ Telefoni Lima

BJ is a part-time sports reporter who has recently completed a Bachelor of Business at Waikato University. BJ plays club rugby for Fraser Tech in Hamilton. He is a youth group member of Apia Harvest Centre in Apia, and Arise Church in Hamilton.

Don Opeloge Sets New Commonwealth Record for Mens 102kg Clean n Jerk

Whenever Samoa’s national weightlifting team compete at regional and global events, the nation can be sure to expect medals to be raining down and records to be broken. The recent Samoa Games held in Apia was no different. Samoa’s golden boy and SGN 2022 People of the Year, Don Opeloge, set a new Commonwealth Games […]

Manusina Kick Off Oceania Campaign with 69-5 Thrashing of Tonga

Manusina have kicked off their Oceania Womens Championship campaign with a 69-5 thrashing of Tonga.   The first half saw Samoa dominate in all aspects of the match from the kicking game to the set piece. This was reflected in the halftime score of 47 points to nil, with Samoa having scored seven tries and […]

Manu Samoa 7s Taunuu Niulevaea Makes Singapore Dream Team

Manu Samoa 7’s player Taunu’u Niulevaea has been selected in the Singapore 7’s dream team after an outstanding tournament in the Easter weekend. A Dream Team of 7 players are voted by fans across the world after each of the HSBC 7s legs. Niulevaea is named alongside Marcus Moneta and Rodrigo Isgro from Argentina, Fiji’s […]

Teine Samoa Under 18s Finish World Scool 7’s with Narrow Loss to NZ Warriors in Shield Final

Samoa’s Under 18 girls seven-a-side team have finished the World School 7’s with two wins and three losses. Coached by Samoa 7’s legend Afa Aiono, Teine Samoa failed to find themselves a win on Day 1 with losses to Wales 24-7 and Central Storm 22-0. Samoa came back for Day 2 of the international tournament […]

Tama Samoa Secure 2nd Place at World School 7’s Tournament

  Samoa’s Under 18 seven-a-side team has finished second at the World School 7’s competition held in Pakuranga, New Zealand. The Tama Samoa consisted the best school boy rugby players in the country from local high schools including Pesega LDS Church College, Samoa College, Aleipata College, Palauli College and Nu’uausala College. Two members of the […]

Samoa’s Under 18 Rugby 7s Undefeated on Day 1 of World School Tournament

  Tama Samoa are through to the quarterfinal round of the World School 7s after remaining undefeated on Day 1 of the Tournament at the Pakuranga Rugby Club in Auckland New Zealand. The World Schools 7’s is an annual Rugby 7’s tournament that showcases the best under 18 7’s talent from around the world. This […]

Manu Samoa 7’s Defeat New Zealand 12-7 to Win Cup Final in Cape Town

Manu Samoa 7’s are Cape Town Champions after defeating New Zealand 12-7. It is Samoa’s first Cup title win since the Paris 7s back in 2016, when now Head Coach Muliagatele Brian Lima was the Assistant Coach to Damien McGrath. The youngest players in the current squad like 20 year old Fa’afoi Falaniko and Levi […]

Manu Samoa 7’s Defeat Blitzboks in Extra Time, Falaniko Kicks Winning Penalty Goal

12 December 2022, HSBC 7s Leg 3, Cape Town South Africa. Manu Samoa 7’s have made it to their first grand final of an HSBC World Series leg since 2019 after defeating host nation South Africa by 10-7. A penalty goal off the boot of 20-year-old Faafoi Falaniko broke the 7-7 tie in extra time. […]

Manu 7s Defeat Argentina and Advance to Semifinal in Cape Town

Samoa advance to the Cup semifinal of the Cape Town 7s after a valiant performance against Argentina. Samoa put Argentina away 22-10 making it the third time this year that Samoa have eliminated Argentina at the quarterfinal stage. Samoa exploded to a12-0 lead off the back of the silky combination of Fa’afoi Falaniko and Tuna […]

Samoa Finish Top of their Pool to Meet Argentina in Cup Quarterfinal

Samoa have finished top of Pool B in Cape Town and will face off against Argentina in the quarterfinal despite a 21-14 defeat to Ireland. The Irish dominated in all aspects of the match. They starved Samoa of possession and camped themselves inside the Samoan half for the entire 14 minutes. Stastistics showed Samoa made […]