Samoan loose forward Kelly Meafua died on Friday night after jumping from a bridge into the river Tarn during an evening of festivities, his club Montauban confirmed on Saturday.
Springboks Malcolm Marx, Steven Kitshoff and Duane Vermeulen have been selected in the Barbarians match-day squad for Saturday’s match against Samoa at Twickenham.
On this day, 25 years ago, the late great Springbok wing Chester Williams scored four tries against Western Samoa in the quarter-final of the 1995 Rugby World Cup – his first match at the tournament.
Look back at Brian Lima’s memorable tackle on Derick Hougaard during the 2003 Rugby World Cup pool match between Samoa and the Springboks in Brisbane. Has there been a bigger hit in Test rugby?
Fiji Rugby Union chairman Francis Kean has stepped down from his position – forfeiting his nomination for the World Rugby executive committee – amid accusations of homophobia and racism.
The Pacific Rugby Players Welfare organisation has come out in support of World Rugby president Bill Beaumont’s call to allow internationally capped players to represent the Pacific Island nations.
The Blitzboks ran in six tries for a commanding 36-7 victory over Samoa in the cup semi-finals of the Dubai Sevens on Saturday.
Ireland cruised to a 47-5 bonus-point win against Samoa in their final World Cup pool game in Fukuoka on Saturday to book a place in the quarter-finals.
Bundee Aki was shown a red card for this tackle which caused Samoa’s Ulupano Seuteni to go off for an HIA during Ireland’s win on Saturday.
Johnny Sexton starred as Ireland cruised to a 47-5 bonus-point win against Samoa in their final World Cup pool game in Fukuoka on Saturday to book a place in the quarter-finals. MARIETTE ADAMS reports.