Samoa

Global Rapid Rugby, a new club competition incorporating former Super Rugby franchise Western Force, has today (Thursday) revealed plans for its debut season with teams representing Fiji, Samoa, Hong Kong…

The Pacific Games Council (PGC) has formally approved Samoa as the host nation for the 2019 edition of the Pacific Games multi-sport event.

More than WST$350,000 (€119,000/$138,000) has been generated in a fundraiser for the Samoa Rugby Union after SRU chairman, and the Pacific Island nation’s Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, declared that the sport’s governing body was “insolvent”.

Samoa has today (Friday) been awarded hosting rights for the 2019 edition of the Pacific Games multi-sport event.

The Pacific Games Council (PGC) has confirmed that Guam, Samoa and Tahiti have submitted bids to host the 2019 edition of the Pacific Games multi-sport event, which had been due to take place in Tonga.

Samoa’s rugby players have denied claims that they have resolved a financial dispute with the Samoan Rugby Union despite the country’s Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi, having said that a deal had been reached.

Samoa will host the 2010 ANZ Pacific Nations Cup, the International Rugby Board announced yesterday.

A brand new international Rugby League tournament, the Federation Shield, will kick off in England this autumn.

A new Pacific Five Nations rugby tournament involving teams from tier two unions Fiji, Japan, Samoa, and Tonga plus a NZ representative side will kick off in June 2006.

The International Rugby Board (IRB) will make the biggest investment in high performance rugby in its 120-year history, after pledging £30million to the sport.

An International Rugby Board (IRB) sponsored meeting in Brisbane has resulted in broad agreement on the way forward for an Asia-Pacific Rugby tournament.

Editorial Director reviews the issues of the past seven days.

Allegations of financial mismanagement aimed at the Pacific Islands Rugby Alliance (PIRA) could have wider implications for the future of rugby in the Pacific.

The Pacific Islanders fight for inclusion in an expanded Super 12 received backing from unexpected quarters, with Australian Prime Minister John Howard and his New Zealand counterpart Helen Clark supporting the Islanders Alliance.

The Pacific Islanders fight for inclusion in an expanded Super 12 received backing from unexpected quarters, with Australian Prime Minister John Howard and his New Zealand counterpart Helen Clark supporting the Islanders Alliance.

FIFA’s TV partner Infront Sports & Media has reached an exclusive agreement with Australian network SBS for the broadcast rights for the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany.

The Oceania Football Confederation has voted in Tahiti’s Reynald Temarii as its new president.