Samoa

  • Samoa’s early points sees them home

    Samoa ended a five-match World Cup losing streak and recorded their first win at the 2007 tournament when they held out a strong, late charge...

  • Samoa appeal Lima ban

    Samoa have appealed against centre Brian Lima's three-week suspension for a dangerous tackle on England star Jonny Wilkinson.

  • Lima suspension ends his career

    Samoan hit-man Brian Lima has been banned for three weeks for executing a dangerous tackle on England fly-half Jonny Wilkinson, during England's 44-22 World Cup...

  • Samoans seek first win

    Samoan prop Census Johnston has spoken of the team's desperation to ensure the Class of 2007 doesn't become the first team from his country not...

  • Lima set for Samoan swansong

    Veteran midfielder Brian Lima has been bracketed at inside centre with Elvis Seveali'i in the Samoan line-up for their Pool A match against the United...

  • Samoan casualty count mounts

    The Samoan World Cup campaign went from bad to worse on Sunday with confirmation that three more of their key players suffered serious injuries in...

  • Jones:Rugby is being ‘over-sanitised’

    Michael Jones has openly defended the fierce, hard-hitting tackling that epitomises the Western Samoan brand of rugby.

  • Samoans promise more fire

    Samoan coach Michael Jones has vowed there can be no repeat of his team's tepid display against Tonga last week, when they face ailing England...

  • Lima: ‘No Samoan slip-ups’

    Veteran midfielder Brian Lima, who believes Samoa probably helped England on their way to World Cup glory four years ago, said there will be no...

  • Samoa desperate to survive

    Samoan coach Michael Jones has labelled Saturday's World Cup Pool A showdown between Samoa and England is a battle of "two desperate teams".

  • Samoans eat humble pie

    Furious Samoan coach Michael Jones has admitted that his team will be forced to eat a big slice of "humble pie" after they were out-fought...

  • Money makes Samoa’s world go round

    Samoan forwards coach Peter Fatialofa has underlined how International Rugby Board (IRB) monitory support has seen his country's World Cup players make rapid strides in...

  • Samoa make eight changes

    Samoan coach Michael Jones has made eight changes to the side ahead of their World Cup clash with Tonga at Stade de la Mosson in...

  • Samoa not ready to roll over

    Samoa coach Michael Jones cut a disconsolate figure in the wake of his side's 59-7 defeat to South Africa in Paris on Sunday, but vowed...

  • Euro Samoans to face Boks

    Samoan head coach Michael Jones has named a team containing several European-based players, to play South Africa in their opening World Cup Pool A match...

  • ‘The Chiropractor’ on a mission

    Legendary Samoan midfielder Brian Lima is best known for his bone-crunching tackles, but when he lines up against South Africa in Paris this weekend he...

  • Samoa’s Tuilagi’s World Cup is over

    Samoa's Leeds utility back Anitelea Tuilagi has been ruled out of his country's World Cup campaign after suffering a wrist injury in training. Tuilagi, 21,...

  • Samoan sicklist grows

    The Samoan team's World Cup prospects took a turn for the worse when centre Anitelea Tuilagi was taken to hospital with a wrist injury sustained...

  • Tongan player changes his name for World Cup

    Tongan star Epi Taione has taken the bold step of changing his name on the eve of the World Cup - a controversial decision that...

  • Samoan Levi ruled out of World Cup

    Samoa's World Cup prospects took another severe blow when it was confirmed on Monday that stalwart lock forward Filipo Levi has been ruled out of...

  • Samoa call up hooker Fuga

    Harlequins favourite Tani Fuga is set to join Samoa's World Cup squad after the South Sea islanders suffered a second injury setback.

  • Kerslake and Levi injuries hit Samoa

    Samoa head coach Michael Jones is counting the cost of injuries suffered during warm-up games in England ahead of the Rugby World Cup.

  • Tuilagi: ‘Bring on the Boks’

    Alesana 'Alex' Tuilagi, Samoa's star winger, has laid down the challenge to South Africa when the two countries meet in their opening World Cup match,...

  • Tuilagi double seals Samoan win

    Winger Alesana Tuilagi scored two tries and set up a third as Samoa completed their Rugby World Cup buildup by defeating English Premiership club Sale...

  • Samoa scalp the Northampton Saints

    Samoa limbered up for the forthcoming Rugby World Cup by recording a tense 24-21 victory over Northampton Saints at Franklin's Gardens on Sunday.

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