Mar 21, 2013 20:44 EDT
World Series leaders New Zealand are favourites to win the Hong Kong Sevens this weekend but in a season which has proved unpredictable there's plenty of room for an upset.
Mar 20, 2013 14:28 EDT
French clubs on Wednesday fired back at criticism labelling them as the main reason France performed so badly in the recently-concluded Six Nations.
Mar 08, 2013 14:15 EST
Wales forwards coach Robin McBryde reckons Scotland will prove a "tough nut to crack" for the visitors when the Celtic rivals meet in the Six Nations at Murrayfield on Saturday.
Mar 07, 2013 13:15 EST
France coach Philippe Saint-Andre on Thursday said that he would take any victory against Ireland -- no matter what the score -- to salvage the country's disastrous Six Nations campaign.
Mar 07, 2013 05:10 EST
Morgan Parra and Frederic Michalak will start France's must-win match against Ireland in rugby's Six Nations championships this weekend, coach Philippe Saint-Andre announced on Thursday.
Mar 06, 2013 10:48 EST
Influential Italy captain Sergio Parisse was on Wednesday cleared to face England in the Six Nations on Sunday.
Feb 22, 2013 10:58 EST
England expect Manu Tuilagi to have one of the toughest matches of his international career when the recalled centre faces France in the Six Nations at Twickenham on Saturday.
Feb 21, 2013 10:18 EST
France coach Philippe Saint-Andre on Thursday made seven changes to his side to take on England in a Six Nations match at Twickenham on Saturday.
Feb 11, 2013 13:02 EST
South African-born flanker Antonie Claassen on Monday was called up by coach Philippe Saint-Andre for the 23-strong French squad to prepare for the Six Nations match against England at Twickenham on February 23.
Feb 10, 2013 18:17 EST
South Africa routed New Zealand 40-21 in the final of the 2013 USA Sevens on Sunday at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas.
Feb 10, 2013 00:28 EST
Samoa took another step toward retaining their USA Rugby Sevens crown, defeating Scotland 12-5 to book a Cup semi-final showdown with South Africa.
Feb 09, 2013 03:37 EST
Defending champions Samoa came from 12-0 behind to beat Spain 19-12 on the opening day of the US stop in the IRB Sevens World Series.
Feb 08, 2013 23:34 EST
England, which is fresh off its victory at the Wellington Sevens, will face Fiji in their opening match of the USA Sevens, the fifth of nine rounds in the HSBC Sevens World Series.
Feb 08, 2013 23:03 EST
Italy's coach Jacques Brunel has warned his side to expect a fierce Scotland backlash when they try to make it two wins out of two this Six Nations at Murrayfield on Saturday.
Feb 03, 2013 21:26 EST
France coach Philippe Saint-Andre said it's back to the drawing board ahead of their date against Wales in Paris after Italy kicked their Six Nations Grand Slam hopes into touch with an impressive 23-18 win.
Feb 03, 2013 13:37 EST
Fly-half Luciano Orquera kicked 10 points and Kris Burton dropped a match-winning goal as Italy belied their status as Six Nations also-rans to stun tournament co-favourites France 23-18 at the Olympic Stadium here on Sunday.
Feb 02, 2013 21:58 EST
France coach Philippe Saint-Andre has warned his team against complacency in their Six Nations opener in Rome on Sunday, claiming traditional makeweights Italy are "no longer a little team".
Feb 01, 2013 22:21 EST
Wales will begin their Six Nations title defence against Ireland when two of Europe's most inconsistent teams meet at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium on Saturday.
Jan 28, 2013 11:29 EST
England centre Manu Tuilagi will miss Saturday's Six Nations opener against Scotland at Twickenham with an ankle injury, coach Stuart Lancaster announced Monday.
Jan 24, 2013 11:24 EST
Samoa scrum-half Kahn Fotuali'i has become the latest player to turn his back on the cash-strapped world of Welsh club rugby after English side Northampton announced he'd be joining them next season.
Facts from the Wikipedia page:
Malo Sa'oloto Tuto'atasi o Samoa
Independent State of Samoa
|Motto: Fa'avae i le Atua Samoa|
(English: Samoa is founded on God)[dead link]
|Anthem: The Banner of Freedom|
(and largest city)
|Official languages||Samoan, English|
|-||O le Ao o le Malo|
(Head of State)
|-||Prime Minister||Tuilaepa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi|
|Independence||from New Zealand|
|-||Date||1 January 1962|
|-||Total||2,831 km2 (174th)|
1,093 sq mi
|-||2009 estimate||179,000 (166th)|
|GDP (PPP)||2008 estimate|
|GDP (nominal)||2008 estimate|
|HDI (2007)||▲0.785 (medium) (77th)|
|Drives on the||left1|
|1||Since 7 September 2009. |