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Habana joins 50-try club as Boks blitz Samoa

Bryan Habana became the sixth man to score 50 Test tries as South Africa romped to a 56-23 victory over Samoa at Loftus on Saturday.

Samoa Air defends pay-as-you-weigh policy

The airline says its world-first plan to charge passengers by their weight rather than per seat is the fairest way to fly.

Harley the hero scores winning try in his debut for Scotland

Robert Harley ended years of waiting for his big break when he came off the bench to score the winning try for Scotland in a Test against Samoa.

Let’s skip Friday: Samoa decides it’s time for a change

Samoa is poised to leap into the future this week, losing Friday completely as it switches timezones to be closer to its major trading partners.

Fuimaono Sapolu avoids ban for Twitter outburts

Samoa centre Eliota Fuimaono Sapolu was given a six-month suspended ban from rugby after accusing a World Cup Welsh referee of racism and bias.

Fans condemn IRB’s ‘double standards’

Fans clamoured have condemned the leniency of Rugby World Cup organisers toward England after fining Samoa for wearing the wrong mouthguard.

Boks battle to victory over Samoa

The Springboks managed a scrappy 13-5 victory over Samoa in their final group game of the Rugby World Cup, carrying them through to the quarterfinals.

300-pound Samoans give Boks pause for thought

Bryan Habana is convinced the Springboks have a team capable of retaining the World Cup but the winger is expecting a physical battle against Samoa.

Boks focus on Samoa’s scrum

The Springboks will have to be on high alert on Friday as Samoa's scrums have become a legitimate weapon after their impressive show against Fiji.

Williams scores hat-trick as Wales thrash Namibia

Scott Williams grabbed a hat-trick of tries as Wales thrashed Namibia 81-7 to record their highest Rugby World Cup score.

Samoa win clash of the Pacific heavyweights

Samoa won the battle of the Pacific juggernauts with a 27-7 victory over Fiji which kept alive their bid for the World Cup quarterfinals on Sunday.

World Cup scheduling compared to slavery, apartheid

The scheduling row that has soured the World Cup took on a new dimension with a Samoan player accusing the IRB of exploitation akin to "slavery" and

Wales down Samoa to keep Cup hopes alives

Wales came from behind to edge Samoa 17-10 in a bruising contest to claim their first win over the Pacific islanders in three World Cup meetings.

Tuilagi leads Samoa to big win over Namibia

Hulking winger Alesana Tuilagi scored three tries as Samoa kicked off their World Cup campaign with a 49-12 bonus point win over Namibia.

Teens lost in Pacific were looking for vodka, not love

Three teenagers who survived 50 days adrift in the Pacific in an aluminium dinghy said their odyssey began when they went searching for vodka.

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Pay-TV inquiry probes the Multichoice monopoly

Africa’s largest subscription television operator says it is under threat amid the emerging popularity of global platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime

Covid-overflow hospital in ruins as SIU investigates

A high-level probe has begun into hundreds of millions of rand spent by the Gauteng health department to refurbish a hospital that is now seven months behind schedule – and lying empty

​No apology or comfort as another Marikana mother dies without justice

Nomawethu Ma’Bhengu Sompeta, whose funeral will be held this weekend, was unequivocal in calling out the government for its response to the Marikana massacre

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