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15 July 2017 - Leone "Whites" did it again.  The Whites survived a very strong challenge from Avele 7s to win the Manu'a Day 7s Rugby tourney held at the Veterans Memorial Stadium today, with the score of 19-17.  Congratulations to both sides for a great Championship game.  Well done.

15 July 2017 - Great rugby 7s action at Veterans Memorial Stadium today in celebration of the "Manu'a Day", commemorating the signing of the Manu'a Deed of Cession with the United States of America.  On the pitch, the ASRU welcome back the Fagaalu 7s rugby team along with the Aua "All Blacks" and Fagatogo "Blues".  Although the day seemed doomed by heavy rain at 6:00 in the early morning, it turned out to be a great day for rugby 7s.  (See results posted in Fixtures & Results)


4 July 2017:   ASRU has embarked on monthly Rugby 7s tournament to prepare for the upcoming Oceania 7s Championships November 10-11, 2017 in Suva, Fiji, and the Pacific Mini Games in Vanuatu following in the month of December 2017.

We are seeing a resurgence of ole talents in the past two tournaments, as well as new and young players.  We have also witnessed watched with great interest the participation of former New England Patriots running back, Joe Iosefa.  He was quite impressive in rugby colors of the Laulii "Molioleava"


This year marks the entry of our newest Club Member, the "MOAMOANIUA" Rugby Club from the hamlet of Sa'ilele, Eastern District.  It should be very interesting.


ALL INTERESTED in trying out for the "TALAVALU 7s" heading to Fiji and Vanuatu later in the year, either join an active club or call us so we can arrange try out or at the very least discuss your interests.  Contact us on the following email: or the Executive Secretary, Falefata Moli Lemana: 







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In a somewhat unusual fashion, the 15s tournament for 2013 has ended before all the teams have had a chance to challenge Fagatogo for the Shield. Fagatogo Blues has never lost a Shield challenge prior to that abrupt finish. The tournament was to end before the start of the High Schools football league.  However, due to bad weather and necessary postponements, ASRU was not able to bring the 2013 Fifteens to its normal close.  The member clubs on 15 October 2013 agreed, in recognition of the difficulties with the Veterans Memorial Stadium (VMS) availability, agreed that it would be too cumbersome to continue the tournament later in the year, after the completion of the High Schools football season.  Member clubs then agreed that the three teams that did not have the chance at a Shield challenge this year will be the first to challenge the Fagatogo Blues for the Shield in 2014.  "The President and I, and the Board of Directors, appreciate your understanding and look foreward to a better and exciting competition in the new year.  We wish you all the very best and we will continue with our Rugby 7s tournaments for the 2013 season", stated the Chairman of the Board in his final comments.

08 October 2013:  

1.  In its general monthly meeting on Monday, 08 October 2013, the announcement was made for the "Mosooi 7s" tournament scheduled to kick-off October 25 and 26. 

2.  Along with the "Mosooi 7s", ASRU will also be hosting the Apia Rugby Union (ARU) in a variety of Rugby matches during the ARU tour of American Samoa.  It is anticipated that the Talavalu will select its first 15s National side to play at least one match with the ARU mens 15s, along with Rugby 7s matches for both men and women.