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Samoa and Fiji in PNC Final

WRAP: Samoa scored a last-gasp try to defeat Canada 21-20 and set up a Pacific Nations Cup Final showdown with arch-rivals Fiji.

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Samoa and Fiji in dramatic deadlock

WRAP: Flyhalf Michael Stanley converted a penalty in the final moments as Samoa stormed back to tie Fiji 30-30 at the Pacific Nations Cup.

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Strawbridge heads home

NEWS: In what can only be described as incredible, Chiefs Assistant Coach Andrew Strawbridge has been discharged from Waikato Hospital.

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USA axe Clever

NEWS: USA have released former captain Todd Clever from their Pacific Nations Cup squad over "multiple squad conduct violations."

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Strawbridge on the mend

NEWS: Chiefs assistant coach Andrew Strawbridge said he was recovering on Monday but faced a long recuperation.

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PNC: Samoa, Japan claim wins

REPORT: Samoa and Japan got their Pacific Nations Cup campaigns on the perfect start when they claimed victories over The United States and Canada respectively.

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Preview: USA v Samoa

The United States's Eagles kick off their 2015 Pacific Nations Cup campaign against No.9-ranked Samoa on Saturday.

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Slight setback for Strawbridge

NEWS: Chiefs Assistant Coach  Andrew Strawbridge’s condition took a small but not unexpected backwards step last night in Hospital.

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Strawbridge 'stable and improving'

There has been a really positive development for Chiefs assistant coach and Samoan technical advisor Andrew Strawbridge.

Wallabies next in line for Pacific Test?

NEWS: Australia are likely to send a team to play a Pacific test in the future, Australian Rugby Union boss Bill Pulver says.

Critically ill Chiefs coach back in NZ

NEWS: Critically ill Chiefs assistant coach Andrew Strawbridge was flown back to New Zealand on Friday on an air ambulance flight from Samoa.

Chiefs coach fighting for his life

NEWS: Manu Samoa technical advisor and Chiefs assistant coach Andrew Strawbridge is fighting for his life in a Samoan hospital.

All Blacks breathe sigh of relief

REACTION: The All Blacks expressed relief to have come out on top 25-16 against a fired up Samoa on Wednesday.

Boks must be wary of Samoa

All Black captain Richie McCaw has sent out a warning to Samoa's World Cup opponents after the islanders gave New Zealand a scare on Wednesday.

All Blacks given an almighty scare

REPORT: New Zealand were given an almighty scare by Samoa, before recording a hard-earned 25-16 win in their one-off Test.

Preview: Samoa v New Zealand

It would not be a Samoa Test if there is not a bit of off-field controversy thrown into the mix and this historic event in Apia is no different.

Samoa declares holiday for NZ Test

Samoa is expected to come to a standstill on Wednesday when the All Blacks play in the rugby-obsessed island nation for the first time.

Census ends retirement to face NZ

NEWS: Samoa have called Census Johnston out of retirement for Wednesday's historic one-off Test against the All Blacks in Apia.