Articles relating to Samoa

Sapolu threatens to quit

2011-10-16 12:38

Samoa centre Eliota Fuimaono Sapolu has reportedly threatened to quit rugby after receiving a six-month suspended ban.

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Samoa tweeter avoids ban

2011-10-15 07:09

Samoa's Eliota Fuimaono-Sapolu has escaped punishment for critical tweets of ref Nigel Owens but was given a suspended ban.

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Sapolu fires off fresh tweet

2011-10-06 09:49

Samoa's Eliota Fuimaono Sapolu has again put himself on a collision course with rugby's overlords after another Twitter tirade.

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Samoa PM slams IRB 'bias'

2011-10-08 10:38

Samoa's Prime Minister has slammed the IRB for allowing a Welshman to referee his country's Rugby World Cup loss to South Africa.

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Sapolu's hearing adjourned

2011-10-05 10:29

Banned Samoan Eliota Sapolu Fuimaono's has been given more time to prepare his defence after his disciplinary hearing was adjourned.


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Samoan bad-boy ready to quit

2011-10-04 19:17

Suspended Samoa center Eliota Fuimaono-Sapolu says he's ready to quit rugby if his outspoken comments lead to better treatment.

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Div slams Samoan thug tactics

2011-10-02 14:39

Springbok coach Peter de Villiers has slammed the thug tactics used by Samoa during their 13-5 loss to South Africa in Albany.

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Williams escapes red card ban

2011-10-01 11:45

Samoa fullback Paul Williams has escaped a ban after receiving the first red card of the 2011 RWC when he struck Heinrich Brussow.

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Sapolu banned for Tweet rant

2011-10-04 09:07

Samoa's Eliota Fuimaono Sapolu was banned from rugby at all levels after calling referee Nigel Owens "racist" on Twitter.

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Lambie: I wasn't intimidated

2011-10-01 15:28

It may have been the toughest match of his career, but Patrick Lambie would not be told that he feared his Samoan opponents.

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Samoa hit out at 'harsh' ref

2011-09-30 15:03

Samoa captain Mahonri Schwalger has hit out at referee Nigel Owens after his team's spirited defeat to the Springboks.

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Samoan bad-boy cited

2011-10-02 13:04

Samoa center Eliota Fuimaono-Sapolu will face a misconduct hearing for criticising referee Nigel Owens after their loss to South Africa.

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Samoan blasts 'racist' ref

2011-10-01 06:53

The Samoan player who compared the World Cup to "slavery" has accused a referee of being racist in an expletive-filled Twitter rant.

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Donations pay mouthguard fine

2011-09-30 09:32

A heavy sanction against a Samoa player for wearing a branded mouthguard at the RWC has galvanised critics of the $10 000 fine.


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