Rugby Union

Samoa

Kaino won't ignore roots

Support for Samoa: A number of star All Blacks tweeted this photo in support of Samoa's rugby players who are embroiled ...

When All Blacks forward heard about the problems his Samoa "brothers" were having, he felt compelled to act.

Ex-Kiwi ends Italy's horror losing streak

Kelly Haimona guided Italy to victory.

New Zealand-born fly-half Kelly Haimona kicked 14 points to inspire Italy to a hard-fought 24-13 rugby victory over Samoa as the Azzurri ended a nine-match string of defeats in Ascoli on Saturday.

Tonga snatch draw with Samoa

Samoan skipper David Lemi.

Underdogs Tonga snatched an 18-18 draw in injury time against Samoa to launch the Pacific Nations Cup tournament in dramatic fashion in Apia on Saturday.