NEWS

Samoa

Homepage_block_samoan-flag
Samoa

IRB clamp down on Samoan foul play

The International Rugby Board clamped down on foul play in the Pacific Cup tournament this week.

Read More »
Homepage_block_brian-lima-war-dance
Samoa

Samoan legend walks out in shame

Samoan legend Brian Lima has resigned as defence coach of his country's national team after his arrest for assault on his former wife.

Read More »
Homepage_block_brian-lima-boks630
Samoa

Violent shame for Samoan legend

Samoan rugby legend Brian Lima faces criminal charges after allegedly assaulting his ex-wife in public last week.

Read More »
Homepage_block_merabkvirikashbiligeorgia
Georgia

Gutsy Georgia shock Samoa

Georgia survived a late onslaught to seal a surprise 16-15 win over Samoa in Tbilisi on Saturday.

Read More »
Homepage_block_george-pisi-h_s
Samoa

Pisi appeal dismissed

Samoan bad boy George Pisi will have to serve his full six-week ban, after his appeal was dismissed on Thursday.

Read More »
Homepage_block_george-pisi-try-630
Samoa

Pisi appeals tip tackle ban

Samoan centre George Pisi has formally appealed his six-week playing suspension for a tip tackle against Ireland.

Read More »
Homepage_block_george-pisi-h_s
Japan

Samoan speared for six weeks

Samoa centre George Pisi has been suspended for six weeks for a tip tackle on Ireland wing Tommy Bowe.

Read More »
Homepage_block_george-pisi-h_s
Japan

Dangerous duo cited

Two players have been cited for alleged foul play, following the weekend's round of Test matches.

Read More »
MORE HEADLINES

Schmidt relieved after maiden win

Joe Schmidt admitted relief was his overwhelming emotion after leading Ireland to a 40-9 victory over Samoa in his first game in charge.

Schmidt's Ireland ease past Samoa

Ireland began the Joe Schmidt era with a convincing five-try, 40-9 victory over injury-stuck Samoa at Lansdowne Road on Saturday.

Fotuali'i to lead Samoa

Scrumhalf Kahn Fotuali'i has been chosen to captain Samoa for Saturday's encounter with Ireland in Dublin.

Preview: Ireland v Samoa

Emotions will be running high when Ireland take on Samoa in Dublin on Saturday.

Ireland captain benched

Paul O'Connell has been named as Ireland captain, but will play off the bench in their one-off Test against Samoa in Dublin on Saturday.

Laidlaw: Leader to right-hand man

Scotland skipper Kelly Brown believes there is no problem with his return to the side's captaincy, taking over from popular scrumhalf Greig Laidlaw.

Plumtree points the way forward

Ireland forwards coach John Plumtree has been fighting a race against time to get his pack ready for the year-end Tests.

Earls out of Samoa showdown

Utility back Keith Earls has been ruled out of Ireland’s Test against Samoa on Saturday with a knee injury.

Connacht release Samoan nutcracker

Samoan fullback James So'oialo has been released from his Connacht contract on compassionate grounds by the club and the Ireland Rugby Football Union.

Levave in line for Samoa debut

Hurricanes flank Faifili Levave is set to make his Test debut after being named in the 30-man Samoa squad for the November internationals.