Samoa

  • Samoa Cancel UK Tour

    Samoa have been forced to cancel their UK tour due to the withdrawal of government funding. Samoa were due to play Cumbria on October 17th, along with giving the England Knights a trial game and finally providing opposition for Ireland. The RFL confirmed the withdrawal stating: “The decision by Samoa to withdraw from their proposed tour at this late stage is both surprising and very disappointing.” “As we understand it, their government’s decision to withdraw funding has led to this...

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  • World Rugby, England and Players Mobilised As Samoan RU Strugglhttp://www.runningrugby.com/admin#Roo

    The RFU have agreed to make a one-off payment of £75,000 to Samoa – England’s opposition in just over two weeks’ time – after the Pacific island nation’s governing body declared themselves bankrupt. The England players are also said to havew pledged to donate £1,000 each to their cause. World Rugby has said that it will investigate at the game's governance in Samoa after Samoa Rugby Union chair Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegao pleaded with the public at home for financial support this wee...

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  • Guinness Series To Boost Irish Economy By €60 Million

    The Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) has estimated that the 2013 Guinness Series will bring in €60 million to the country's economy this November. Ireland play two Saturday evening kick-offs against Samoa on 9 November and Australia on 16 November and a Sunday game against New Zealand on 24 November and the hospitality industry and local retailers should be in for a good month as thousands of supporters seek out bars, restaurants, shops and hotels around Dublin. The IRFU has estimated that 4...

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  • Lam To Take Over At Connacht

    ... Elwood, with the 44-year-old signing a two-year deal. Lam will take the reins at the Irish province at the end of the season and his contract has an option to extend his stay at the club past the initial two years subject to certain conditions. The former Samoa international, who won the Heineken Cup with Northampton in 2000, recently finished a three-year stint in charge of the Blues in Super Rugby and says he is pleased to have a new challenge to get his teeth into at a club that is up for a...

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  • RFL Test Appetite For Live-Streaming

    The RFL have taken the opportunity of the one-off test match between England and Samoa in May and the lack of any contractual restrictions covering the Australia-based game to test the market appetite for live streaming TV coverage. The game on May 6 – the last competitive match for England before the 2017 RLWC - will be streamed live across the UK and Europe on rugby-league.com for a fee of £3.49. The game will also be available for free to any fan who buys a ticket for the Dacia Magic Weeke...

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  • IRB Investment to Bring a Taste of 2015

    ... venues.      IRB International Rugby Series will feature 12 IRB Strategic Investment Unions are in addition to the Tier One v Tier Two fixtures within the international tours and test schedule approved by the IRB Council in 2010. Russia, USA, Samoa, Canada, Tonga, Fiji, Romania, Japan, Uruguay, Portugal, Georgia and Chile will all be in action with the three Pacific Island teams facing up against top level opposition. The announcement further underlines the IRB’s commitment to an expan...

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  • U20 Championship To Get Major Exposure

    ... Cremona on 20 June. Subject to certain geo-blocking, all the action is also streamed live on www.worldrugby.org/u20. Please see the table below for details of the countries covered by each broadcaster. TERRITORY LICENSED BROADCASTER UK BT Sport Samoa  EFKS TV  Ireland TG4 Ireland UK S4C Australia Fox Sport  France and overseas departments and territories including Guadelope, Guyane Francaise, Martinique, Mayotte, la Reunion, Saint Pierre et Miquelon, Terres Austr...

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  • Investec continue Autum International sponsorship

    ... England will play their Investec Challenge Rugby World Cup warm up matches before departing for RWC 2011 in New Zealand. The Investec Challenge Series sees England play against New Zealand, Australia and South Africa as well as the Pacific Islanders, Fiji, Samoa and Argentina. Investec's involvement with the RFU dates back to 1998 when Investec sponsored the England v South Africa match. Investec has been sponsoring the Investec Challenge Series since 1999.

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  • Draw hands England 2015 tough venue choice

    ... 40,000 ground for the likes of France v Italy and New Zealand v Argentina but should such matches be earmarked for Wembley, for instance, would the `house full` notices go up? There is little leeway, even if hypothetical games such as Tonga v Georgia or Samoa v Japan manage to attract 30,000 to one of the smaller venues on the list. England 2015 may well need South Africa v Samoa, the All Blacks v Tonga and possibly both the reigning champions’ games against qualifiers to sell at least 60,000...

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  • Mixed Returns For RLWC 2017 As NZ & PNG Host Sell-Outs And TV Figures Impress

    ... records. The surprise result between NZ and Tonga at Waikato Stadium, Hamilton last weekend was watched by a sell-out crowd (capacity just under 25,000) and the biggest attendance in the tournament so far. The previous weeks’ crowd of 18,156 for the Samoa-Tonga match at the same venue exceeded the 17,857 fans who watched New Zealand’s 38-8 defeat of Samoa at Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland the week before. The Oil Search National Football Stadium in Port Moresby, PNG has seen three sell-out crow...

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