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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. […]

Vaiala Blackies Retain the Shield in Close Fought Match

Manu Samoa 7’s Open their Accounts in Capetown with a Win over Uruguay

Manu Samoa 7s have opened their accounts at the Capetown 7s with a 21-10 win over a valiant Uruguay side. Tuna Tuitama, Uaina Sione and Vaafauese Apelu Maliko crossed over for Samoa’s three tries while Neueli Leitufia put in two conversions, with Paul Scanlan popping over one. Uruguay are in their first season in the […]

Manu Samoa Sevens are 7th in Overall Standings after Vancouver

Samoa Wins PacificAus Sports 2022 Oceania Rugby U20 Trophy 

Samoa are the winners of the PacificAus Sports 2022 Oceania Rugby U20 Trophy after a two-match competition with Pacific brothers Tonga. The Galumalemana Rudolph Moors coached side clinched the Championship after beating Tonga Under 20s by 8 points to 5 in the second test match at Teufaiva Stadium, Nuku’alofa. Last week a second half comeback […]

Rugby HPU Manager Resigns Unexpectedly

Manu Samoa 15s: Preparations in Full Swing for Northern Hemisphere Tour

Preparations are in full swing for the Manu Samoa 15s Northern Hemisphere Tour. Head Coach Vaovasaomanaia Seilala Mapusua has strong support through his management. He is assisted by former All Black and Wellington Hurricane, Tana Umaga as well as former Captain of Manu Samoa and Waikato Chiefs front rower, Mase Mahonri Schwalger. The team’s preparations […]

Vaiala Blackies Retain the Shield in Close Fought Match

Pat Lam says Steve Luatua is Not Available for Samoa Due to Injury

Former All Black Steven Luatua will not feature in upcoming the Manu Samoa Northern Hemisphere tour despite getting called up by Manu Samoa 15s head coach Vaovasamanaia Seilala Mapusua. Bristol Bears director of rugby and former Manu Samoa captain Pat Lam has confirmed the flanker’s calf injury susustained during a pre-season training will regrettably prevent […]

Vaiala Blackies Retain the Shield in Close Fought Match