A bid to set up a Super Rugby team from the Pacific Islands has been turned down.
Georgia scored 17 unanswered points in the second half to defeat Samoa 27-19 in Tbilisi on Saturday.
World Rugby has welcomed Fiji and Samoa onto an expanded council, while confirming that New Zealand will host the 2021 Women’s World Cup.
Will Hooley kicked a last-minute penalty to give the USA Eagles a 30-29 win against Samoa in San Sebastian on Saturday.
A group of investors has offered US$4.5-million to have an independent Hawaii-based team in Super Rugby from 2020.
Newly-appointed head coach Steve Jackson says he is relishing the prospect of revamping Samoa in the lead-up to the 2019 World Cup.
Samoa’s Gordon Langkilde has pleaded guilty to assault charges following an altercation with several Wales players during the Sevens World Cup.
Samoa Sevens player Gordon Langkilde has been charged with assault following a tunnel bust-up at the World Cup that left three Wales players with injuries.
Samoa player Gordon Langkilde was suspended for the final day of the Sevens World Cup after a post-match fracas that left Welshman Tom Williams with a tournament-ending injury.
Samoa thrashed Germany 66-15 in a dominant 10-try performance in their World Cup qualifier in Apia on Saturday.