Samoa Newswire (Page 8)

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Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Samoa. (Page 8)

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  1. All you need to know: Blues v British and Irish LionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 5, 2017 | The New Zealand Herald

    ... night will mark the first ever meeting between the two sides. Although they are fresh from defeating the Reds 34-29 in Samoa on Friday night, the Blues are out of contention for a Super Rugby play-off spot with just a clash against the Sunwolves in ...

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  2. Phil Dollman's Wales tour-ending knee injury described as 'significant'Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 5, 2017 | Salisbury Journal

    Wales full-back Phil Dollman's tour-ending knee injury has been described as "significant" following his withdrawal from the squad. Exeter's Dollman and Scarlets prop Samson Lee have both been ruled out of Wales' Tests against Tonga and Samoa later this month.

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  3. Blues boss blames lack of financial support for overpriced tickets to Samoa's first Super Rugby matcRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 5, 2017 | Southland Times

    Blues chief executive Michael Redman has laid the blame for expensive ticket prices to Samoa's first Super Rugby game at the feet of the small Apia venue and lack of collective revenue streams. The Blues' 34-29 win over the Reds last Friday was billed as a historic event with Apia Park hosting its first Super Rugby match under lights.

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  4. Samson Lee and Phil Dollman ruled out of Wales squadRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 5, 2017 | Daily Mail

    Exeter full-back Phil Dollman and Scarlets prop Samson Lee have both been ruled out of Wales' Tests against Tonga and Samoa later this month. Uncapped Dollman suffered a knee injury during the Chiefs' Aviva Premiership final victory over Wasps at Twickenham nine days ago.

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  5. Blues blame venue for Super Rugby flop in SamoaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 5, 2017 | The Star Online

    Auckland Blues chief executive Michael Redman has blamed the small venue for the flop of the first Super Rugby match in Samoa and cast doubt on a return to the Pacific nation due to the economics of playing there. The Blues edged the Queensland Reds 34-29 in Apia on Friday but the 8000-capacity stadium was less than half-full, prompting criticism on social media that ticket prices were too expensive.

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  6. Blues boss blames lack of financial support for overpriced tickets to ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 4, 2017 | Manawatu Evening Standard

    Blues chief executive Michael Redman has laid the blame for expensive ticket prices to Samoa's first Super Rugby game at the feet of the small Apia venue and a lack of government support. The Blues' 34-29 win over the Reds last Friday was billed as a historic event with Apia Park hosting its first Super Rugby match under lights.

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  7. Williams set to face Lions, Perofeta gets first startRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 4, 2017 | Channelnewsasia.com

    ... Faiane to step in for Williams should he not be ready to go against the Lions. Perofeta made his Super Rugby debut in Samoa from the bench and was given the start against the Lions after Piers Francis flew out to join the England squad on their tour ...

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  8. Wynne Gray: My All Blacks squad to tame LionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 4, 2017 | The Mercury

    ... who say they will reveal a squad of 33 this week to prepare for their shakedown June 16 international against Samoa before three tests against the Lions. Captain Kieran Read is waiting to get the all-clear on his broken thumb, fellow number 8 Liam ...

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  9. Kerevi, Phipps ruled out of Wallabies squad for June testsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 4, 2017 | The New Zealand Herald

    " Injured center Samu Kerevi and scrumhalf Nick Phipps have been ruled out of Australia's squad for rugby tests this month against Fiji, Scotland and Italy. Kerevi injured his ankle in the Queensland Reds' loss to the Blues in Apia, Samoa on Friday and Phipps, a 52-cap veteran, also has an ankle injury.

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  10. Lions Tour: Blues bracket Sonny Bill Williams to start in midfield as rookie handed No 10 jerseyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 4, 2017 | Stuff.co.nz

    ... also returns from illness but Jerome Kaino, as expected, has been held back for the All Blacks hit-out against Samoa. The likes of George Moala, Matt Duffie, Augustine Pulu, Michael Collins and Blake Gibson are also back after being rested for the ...

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  11. Crack at Lions offers Blues chance to change perception of 2017Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 4, 2017 | Manawatu Evening Standard

    ... to the 2017 Blues. A crack at the Lions also gives the Blues a chance to deflect from what was a shambolic event in Samoa against the Reds on Friday, with Apia Park half full for its first Super Rugby match after locals were priced out of attending. ...

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  12. Kerevi, Phipps out for AustraliaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 4, 2017 | Sky Sports

    Injured centre Samu Kerevi and scrum-half Nick Phipps have been ruled out of Australia's squad for their June Tests against Fiji, Scotland and Italy. Kerevi injured his ankle in the Reds' loss to the Blues in Apia, Samoa on Friday and Phipps, a 52-cap veteran, also has an ankle injury.

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  13. Hurricanes, Chiefs and Blues ensure Aussies' drought against Kiwi teams continuesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 3, 2017 | Stuff.co.nz

    ... the Highlanders in Dunedin on June 13. The All Blacks selectors will reveal their 33-man squad for the tests against Samoa and the British and Irish Lions on Thursday, and had Crotty been fully fit it would have been feasible to rate him a good ...

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  14. Blues beat Reds in SamoaRead the original story

    Jun 3, 2017 | Fiji Times

    The Blues beat the Reds 34-29 in an entertaining nine-try match at Apia Park in Samoa after Stephen Perofeta's late try, sealed the come-from-behind victory on Friday night. The match was a see-sawing affair, with the Blues dominant in the first-half, leading by eight at the break.

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  15. Blues win against RedsRead the original story

    Jun 2, 2017 | RuggaWorld

    Stephen Perofeta's late try was enough for the Blues to come out on top of a see-sawing encounter with the Reds, winning 34-29 in Apia. The talented replacement number ten was the Blues' fifth try-scorer on the night and for long periods Tana Umaga's side looked the better team on the field, leading 20-12 at the break after tries from Rene Ranger, Rieko Ioane and Kara Pryor.

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  16. Wales fans WILL be able to watch Samoa match on terrestrial TV...but no news yet on the Tongan TestRead the original story w/Photo

    May 26, 2017 | IcNetwork

    Wales' summer tour match against Samoa will be shown live on the BBC next month, but there are still no broadcast arrangements in place for the Tongan Test a week earlier. It will be a case of set your alarms early if you want to watch the Samoan game, as it is scheduled to kick-off at 6.30am UK time on the morning of Friday, June 23. BBC Wales have reached agreement to show the Apia Test live, while they will also be transmitting TV highlights later in the day, with radio rights secured as well.

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  17. I thought Wales dream was dashed - DollmanRead the original story w/Photo

    May 26, 2017 | Freepressseries.co.uk

    PHIL Dollman admits that he thought his chance of a Wales cap had gone before a surprise call-up for the summer tour to face Tonga and Samoa. The 32-year-old full-back will play for Exeter Chiefs in the Aviva Premiership final against Wasps at Twickenham tomorrow before linking up with his new international teammates.

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  18. Wales call for flanker ShinglerRead the original story

    May 24, 2017 | Freepressseries.co.uk

    SCARLETS back row forward Aaron Shingler has been called up for Wales' summer tour to face Tonga and Samoa along with former Newport Gwent Dragons full-back Phil Dollman. Shingler has been drafted in to replace the Ospreys' James King and will link up with the party next week after Saturday's Guinness PRO12 final against Munster.

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  19. Virgin Samoa closure puts non-stop flights from Australia in doubtRead the original story w/Photo

    May 23, 2017 | The Age

    The future of non-stop flights between Australia and Samoa is under a cloud after the Pacific nation's government called an end to its jointly owned airline with Virgin Australia. The Samoan government told Virgin Australian earlier this month it wanted to end their joint venture, Virgin Samoa, by November 12. Dissatisfaction with the venture has been simmering within the Samoan government for some time amid allegations Virgin Australia and Air New Zealand, formerly a Virgin Australia shareholder and the only other major airline servicing the island nation, had been colluding on fares, according to the Samoa Observer .

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  20. Former Dragons centre/full-back Phil Dollman could make his Test bowRead the original story w/Photo

    May 23, 2017 | Penarth Times

    FORMER Newport Gwent Dragons full-back Phil Dollman has been called into the Wales squad for the summer tour to face Tonga and Samoa. The 32-year-old from Caerphilly left Rodney Parade for Exeter, who were then in the Championship, in 2009 and has been a huge hit for the Chiefs.

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