PREVIEW: All Blacks v Samoa – 16/06/2017

Follow @RedefinedRugby Four Tests in four weeks is like a Rugby World Cup schedule for the All Blacks and Samoa provide a welcome opportunity for both sides to test systems ahead of their respective campaigns in the American Express Pasifika Challenge. All Blacks v Samoa, Eden Park, 16 June, 2017, 7.35pm TALE OF THE TAPE…

Samoa see off Canada

Follow @RedefinedRugby D’Angelo Leuila’s impressive night with the boot helped Samoa to defeat Canada 25-23 at the Stade des Alpes in Grenoble on Friday. Canada outscored Samoa by three tries to one, including a double for in-form wing DTH van der Merwe, but the boot of Leuila, on his first start for his country, proved to…

Georgia get the better of Samoa

Follow @RedefinedRugby Georgia returned to the victory trail when they registered a hard-fought 20-16 triumph over Samoa in Tbilisi on Saturday. As the scoreline suggests, this was a tight contest and the home side’s forwards deserve plenty of credit for the result as they laid the platform to victory with a dominant display in the…

Result: France 52 v 08 Samoa

Follow @RedefinedRugby France got their November series off to a perfect start with a 52-8 win over Samoa in Toulouse on Saturday. Les Bleus scored seven tries to Samoa’s one to extend their unbeaten run over the Island nation after three previous meetings all ending in a French triumph. France ran the bewildered Samoans ragged as…

Preview: France v Samoa

Follow @RedefinedRugby There should be plenty of thrilling action when France and Samoa go head-to-head in Paris on Saturday. Both these sides have been rebuilding under new coaches in 2016  – after disappointing campaigns at last year’s Rugby World Cup – so it will be interesting to see how they approach this fixture. France under…

Result : Samoa 30 vs 10 Tonga {25th June 2016}

Follow @RedefinedRugby   30 v 10 A superb first-half performance helped Samoa see off Tonga 30-10 in their Pacific Nations Cup clash in on Saturday.  It was definitely a game of two halves as the home side were 23-3 in front at the break before their quality dipped after the interval. Samoa set up this…

Spain stun Samoa to qualify for Olympics

Follow @RedefinedRugby Spain upset the odds to defeat top seeds Samoa 22-19 in a dramatic Monaco Sevens Cup final to book the final men’s place at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Capping a weekend of outstanding performances where the form book was comprehensively torn-up, Ignacio Martin was Spain’s hero, scoring a last-gasp try to secure…

Fiji retain the Pacific Nations Cup title

Follow @RedefinedRugby Fiji successfully retained the Pacific Nations Cup when they beat Samoa by 26-16 at the ANZ National Stadium in Suva on Saturday. The visitors were outscored by two tries to one in the end despite enjoying a 16-10 lead at half time. However a brilliant second half performance from Fiji along with the…

Preview : FIJI vs SAMOA (18th June 2016)

Follow @RedefinedRugby Fiji chop and change for Samoa Fiji head coach John McKee has named another strong line up to face Samoa team in their 2016 Pacific Nations Cup match in Suva on Saturday. The side has several alterations as well as some positional switches. In the back-line, Waisea Nayacalevu comes in on the right…