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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 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 […]

Tongan Tesi Niu granted early release from Broncos, joins Dolphins for 2023

Fanitesi Niu has been granted an early release by the Broncos, to take up a one-year contract with the NRL’s 17th and newest club, the Dolphins. The Tongan fullback/centre has featured on 32 occasions in the top grade for Brisbane since making his debut back in 2020, scoring 11 tries and covering multiple positions in […]

Manu Samoa 7s Visit Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Efi

The Manu Samoa 7’s management and players on Wednesday paid a courtesy visit to former Head of State, Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Taisi Efi at his Tuaefu residence. Tui Atua conveyed his gratitude to the team and thanked them for their achievements so far in the HSBC World Sevens Series. “He gave his blessing to […]

Famous Birthdays: Uaina Sione Manu Samoa 7s

Manu Samoa 7s forward Uaina Sione turned 27 today Tuesday 3rd January. He spent his birthday at two intense team training sessions with the MS7s. Uaina Sione is from the villages of Faala Palauli, Sapapalii, Salelologa and Saleimoa. He plays his Club Rugby with Tama Uli. In May 2022 he was named alongside Vaafauese Apelu-Maliko […]