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Daniel M Limā

Daniel is a junior reporter attending Waikato University studying a Bachelor of Health Sport and Human Performance (BHSHP).

Samoa bow out of Cup Contention in Vancouver with loss to New Zealand

The 40-5 displayed on the scoreboard was not expected given Samoa’s track record of 3 wins over New Zealand this season – but the All Blacks came out in full force in the pool stages, and had also taken out USA by 52-0 on Day 1. In a post-match interview New Zealand’s Captain Joe Webber […]

LA Sevens: Matches Disrupted due to Bad Weather

The Los Angeles Sevens has postponed all matches for at least 30 minutes due to bad weather. With one minute to go in the Pool D match between Great Britain and Spain the referee was told to take all players off the field. “We must all get off now,” the referee is heard saying to […]

LA Sevens: Manu Samoa 7s Take Down Hosts 26-19

Manu Samoa 7s have secured a solid 26-19 win over hosts, USA in their first pool game of the Los Angeles Sevens held at the Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California. From the kick-off USA looked fired up and ready to take on the Cape Town Champions infront of their home crowd, but errors […]

Samoa Edge out Australia and Ireland to Finish 5th in Sydney

Manu Samoa 7s have secured 5th place in Sydney after two solid wins to Australia (24-10) and Ireland (24-12) on day three. With valuable World Series points on the line, the Samoans came out flying and scored two brilliant first-half tries through speedster Tuna Tuitama and Samoa powerhouse Taunuu Niulevaea. Samoa took full advantage of […]

Tuna Tuitama Scores a Chip n Chase Double in Samoa’s Second Win in Sydney

Manu Samoa Sevens have secured their second win in the pool stages in Sydney with speedster Tuna Tuitama crossing over for a double. After a tough 17-12 win over Ireland in their first match on Day 1, Samoa started Day 2 strong with a comfortable 26-7 win over USA who are currently second on the […]

Muliagatele Makes Just One Change to 14-Man Squad for Hamilton-Sydney Legs of HSBC 2022/23

Manu Samoa Sevens Head Coach Muliagatele Brian Limā has named his 14-man squad for the upcoming Hamilton and Sydney legs of the HSBC World 7s Series. The Head Coach has retained the same team who travelled to South Africa and returned with the Championship trophy, with the exception of Skipper Melani Matavao who from injury, […]

Samoa Defeats Tonga 6-0 in Second Match of OFC U17 Championship

Samoa have bounced back into contention at the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) U17 Championship 2023 with this afternoon’s 6-0 win over Tonga. 14-year-old Ethelbert Edward scored two of Samoa’s goals (20′, 40′) while Captain Pharrell Trainor led from the front with four goals (23′, 25′, ’70, 85’). Ethelbert Edward of Lepea FC is the grandson […]

One of the Best Defensive Players of All Time Receives Emotional Standing Ovation after Final NFL Game

JJ Watt received a standing ovation as he exited the field as a player for the last time this week after 12 seasons in the NFL. JJ was released to leave the field just minutes before the end of the Cardinals 38-13 loss to the San Francisco 49ers at Levi’s Stadium, to allow the fans […]

Manu Samoa 7s Off to Hamilton-Sydney Legs of HSBC Series

The IBFC-sponsored Manu Samoa 7s extended squad of 24 players and four management departed Samoa for New Zealand on Sunday afternoon. In preparation for the next two legs of the HSBC World 7s Series, the Manu Samoa 7s will be in New Zealand for two weeks before the Hamiton leg scheduled for 21-22 January 2023. […]

LTA Road Safety Watch: Some Fords Declared Unsafe to Cross, “Please Drive with Caution”

Saturday 7 Jan 2023. Some Fords have been declared unsafe to cross by a team of the Samoa Land Transport Authority who are scanning the roads for safety as heavy rain, flooding and high wind warnings continue over Samoa. Whereas most crossings in Savaii and Upolu remain ok to cross for now, LTA declared the […]