New Zealand

More than just a Test

Experienced All Blacks Keven Mealamu and Jerome Kaino has shared their thoughts on the significance of the Apia Test for players with Samoan heritage.

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New Zealand

All Blacks up for brutal Apia contest

INTERVIEW: New Zealand coach Steve Hansen brought in some reinforcements as his team geared up for a brutal Test against Samoa.

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New Zealand

Samoa prepare for historic Test

Overseas-based players feature heavily in Samoa's 27-man squad for the historic one-off Test against New Zealand on July 8 in Apia.

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Treviranus to lead Samoa

NEWS: Ofisa Treviranus will lead Samoa against teh All Blacks in July before taking on the world in September

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New Zealand

Ellis back in All Black frame

NEWS: Forgotten All Black scrumhalf Andy Ellis is back in the New Zealand Test selection frame.

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Nanai-Williams in Samoan WC squad

Samoa have named an enlarged 58-man playing squad which includes Chiefs back Tim Nanai-Williams.

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Nanai-Williams soon to be Samoan

Tim Nanai-Williams will confirm his allegiance switch from New Zealand to Samoa in May.

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Samoan PM fans the fires

Samoa's prime minister has ruled out the changes to the Samoan Rugby Union sought by players.

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New twist in Samoan stand-off

Samoan players are disputing the claims of their prime minister that a dispute with their national rugby union has been resolved.

England leave Samoa behind

England pulled away from Samoa in the second half to record a scrappy 28-9 victory at Twickenham on Saturday.

'Beat up' England rounding on Samoa

England forwards coach Graham Rowntree said the side had been "beating themselves up" ahead of Saturday's clash against Samoa.

Preview: England v Samoa

The sideshows have unfortunately overshadowed the build-up to what should be an intriguing match between England and Samoa.

Half-ton up for Samoa's Johnston

Samoa's Census Johnston is set to win his 50th international cap this weekend after being named in the side to play England at Twickenham on Saturday.

All Blacks support #SamoaUnited

Senior All Blacks publicly backed Samoa's players over a dispute with the SRU and Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi.

Ford and Farrell in midfield

NEWS: George Ford will make his first Test start for England in Saturday's international against Samoa at Twickenham.

Lancaster shake-up for England

England coach Stuart Lancaster made three changes to his matchday squad to face Samoa on Saturday, as he looks to end a five-match losing streak.

Twelvetrees to England's rescue?

England coach Stuart Lancaster is set to make changes for this Saturday's match against Samoa and it seems his midfield will require more shuffling.

IRB admit to no Samoan solution

The IRB has come forward and admitted that although the Twickenham crisis has been averted, there is no long term solution in play for Samoa's issues with its administration.