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  1. Debt remains unpaidRead the original story

    16 hrs ago | Fiji Times

    THE debt that rugby owes to the Pacific Islands is enormous. A fifth of players at the last World Cup were either born or descended from Samoa, Fiji and Tonga, whose combined population is little over a million -- roughly the equivalent of Birmingham.

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  2. Spotlight: China reaffirms friendship, cooperation with Pacific island countriesRead the original story

    Yesterday | People's Daily Online

    ... he added. While meeting with Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Sailele Malielegaoi, prime minister of the Independent State of Samoa, Xi said that China establishes strategic partnership featuring mutual respect and common development with the Pacific island ...

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  3. Rugby: NZRU to monitor Apia ParkRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | The New Zealand Herald

    The trip to Samoa next July will present a unique set of challenges for the All Blacks, with manager Darren Shand scheduled to travel there soon to investigate everything from the state of the Apia Stadium pitch to the availability of medical care and security arrangements. There are concerns about the pitch and it's understood the New Zealand Rugby Union will send specialists, including a groundsman, to ensure it's in good shape.

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  4. Rugby: Samoan players fighting for their rugby futuresRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | The New Zealand Herald

    Samoa's players want their union to create a more professional environment that will allow them to better compete against the likes of Italy and the top rugby nations. Photo / Getty Images The only question was when and, although no one ever said it, the All Blacks' test in Apia next year loomed as the likely catalyst for a fight to begin that is long overdue.

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  5. Growth as Pacific tourism heats upRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | The New Zealand Herald

    Colliers International has released its inaugural South Pacific Island Hotel and Tourism Report covering key South Pacific countries including Fiji, Tahiti, the Cook Islands, Papua New Guinea , Samoa and New Caledonia. "The South Pacific tourism market is heating up after a long period in the shade," says Dean Humphries, the national director of Colliers International Hotels.

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  6. Samoa rugby problems have been passed downRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 20 | Stuff.co.nz

    ... and the historic test against the All Blacks in Apia would be removed. Fuimaono-Sapolu, who earned 23 caps for Manu Samoa, hit the headlines at the 2011 World Cup in New Zealand with strong criticism of the attitude of rugby's governing body towards ...

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  7. England vs Samoa: Off-field issues have only made us tighter, says Samoa skipper David LemiRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 20 | The Independent

    ... performance worthy of their tradition, despite glaring organisational and financial disadvantages, it will also remind Samoa - the world's most populous rugby country - of their importance to the international game. Without them and their Pacific ...

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  8. Samoa rugby officials 'got the date wrong'Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 20 | Stuff.co.nz

    Samoan rugby officials have failed to attend the latest peace talks with their players and the game's powerbrokers because they "got the date wrong". Samoa lock Dan Leo revealed details as the simmering row between the players and their union over governance had taken another twist.

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  9. Traditional knowledge rewardingRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 20 | Fiji Times

    LEARNING more about Fiji's traditional dance has been the most rewarding experience for Miss Fiji Nanise Rainima as she prepares for the Miss South Pacific Pageant in Samoa next month. The 2014 Vodafone Fiji Hibiscus queen said while she enjoyed other aspects of her preparation, perfecting the traditional dance had been one she looked forward to every day.

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  10. Samoa Rugby Union names New CEORead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 20 | Samoa News

    Manu Samoa vice captain Seilala Mapusua said in his complaint letter to the media and chairman Tuila'epa Maleilegaoi of the Samoa Rugby Union that "issues raised should not be taken lightly and in order for the Manu Samoa and SRU to be taken seriously on the world stage, these must be addressed and change is needed with immediate effect." [photo: FV] Manu Samoa captain Mahonri Schwalger and his loyal troops complained loudly.

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  11. All Blacks unite behind cause of Samoan 'brothers'Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 19 | Canberra Times

    SUPPORT FOR SAMOA: A number of star All Blacks tweeted this photo in support of Samoa's rugby players who are embroiled in a dispute with their national union. All Blacks stars have thrown their support behind the Samoan rugby players' fight for better conditions, sending out a series of tweets.

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  12. Tew: ABs fine to back Samoans, as individualsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 19 | Stuff.co.nz

    SUPPORT FOR SAMOA: A number of star All Blacks tweeted this photo in support of Samoa's rugby players who are embroiled in a dispute with their national union. New Zealand Rugby boss Steve Tew has "no issue" with the country's top players supporting Samoa's struggles as individuals not All Blacks.

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  13. All Blacks tweet Samoa support in player rowRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 19 | Bangkok Post

    Several senior All Blacks publicly backed Samoa's players on Thursday over a dispute with the Samoa Rugby Union and its chairman, the island nation's Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi. New Zealand's Sonny Bill Williams during the Autumn international rugby union Test match against England at Twickenham Stadium on November 8, 2014 A group of 10 New Zealand players, including superstars Dan Carter and Sonny Bill Williams, tweeted a picture of themselves holding a sign saying #SamoaUnited, which Williams tweeted with the message "Supporting our Samoan brothers".

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  14. Samoa: We faced World Cup banRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 19 | RTE.ie

    Samoa's senior players only agreed to call off boycotting Saturday's England match after claiming to be threatened with expulsion from next year's World Cup. Toulouse prop Census Johnston has revealed Samoa's players received a series of warnings from rugby chiefs after their threats to walk out of this weekend's autumn Test at Twickenham.

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  15. Samoa Methodists welcome new...Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 18 | Samoa News

    ... Asilo from Falefa was also a minister for the Ave ole Fetu Ao Methodist Chruch in Fagaima from 1998 to 2005. [Photo: Samoa Observer] The new President of the Methodist Church is Reverend Aisoli T Iuli and his wife Fualole were formally welcomed ...

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  16. Samoa's World Cup place was in jeopardy if England boycott had gone aheadRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 18 | Sunday Herald

    Samoa's senior players say they only agreed to call off a boycott of Saturday's match against England after they were threatened with expulsion from next year's World Cup, writes Nick Purewal. Samoa's senior players say they only agreed to call off a boycott of Saturday's match against England after they were threatened with expulsion from next year's World Cup, writes Nick Purewal.

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  17. PM talks Pacific Forum Line,...Read the original story

    Tuesday Nov 18 | Samoa News

    ... Discussion of the relocation of the wharf came about during discussion of a submission by the National University of Samoa on the building of a maritime training facility at Mulinu'u. "This ties in very well with our planned port development," said ...

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  18. Players plot to overhaul Samoa rugby administrationRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 18 | Stuff.co.nz

    ... believing they have the professional experience to make a difference. That emerged as intrigue continued over Samoa's test against England in London this weekend, a match that has had strike action hanging over it. Samoan players had threatened to ...

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  19. Samoa plan black-armband protest for England Test after threat to...Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 18 | Daily Mail

    Samoa plan black-armband protest for England Test after threat to throw them out of World Cup for boycotting match Protest in response to being told they could be banned for threatening to go on strike in protest at lack of financial transparency with Samoa's union Samoa's players are planning a black-armband protest during Saturday's clash with England after being warned they could be thrown out of next year's World Cup and the 2016 Olympics for boycotting the match. Senior players wrote to the International Rugby Board last month threatening to go on strike in protest at a lack of financial transparency within Samoa's rugby union, whose chairman Tuilaepa Sailele - also the country's prime minister - labelled them 'little children'.

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  20. Scotty Stevenson: Proud men of Manu Samoa deserve to be listened toRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 18 | The New Zealand Herald

    Never before has a team so at war with itself gone into battle at Twickenham. Manu Samoa, that great conundrum of a rugby nation, will come out to face England this weekend in what should have been a moment to cherish for the men in that famous Pacific blue jersey.

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