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Ten new caps named in Manusina Oceania squad

Manusina head coach Ramsey Tomokino has named 10 new caps in his squad for the Oceania Championship scheduled next week in Lautoka, Fiji.

Hot off winning the Asia-Pacific Championship earlier this year, Tomokino says Manusina will still claim the ‘underdog’ tag as his team has yet to assemble in full.

Coach Tomokino has selected a team with players based in five different countries.

“The team is so diverse that in New Zealand alone, players are drawn from seven provincial unions,” he said.

Tuilaepa surprises rugby training squads

PRESS RELEASE  Two Samoa Rugby Union team squads had a surprise visit from the leader of the country, Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, during their training run at SRU headquarters this morning.

Tuilaepa, who is also the Chairman of Samoa Rugby Union, spoke to the U20 and U23 players and coaches of his ambitions for the future development of SRU and players.

“You have to be honest in everything you do, especially with your training,” he said.

SRU Statement On Losi Filipo

Samoa Rugby Union has received media enquiries regarding the selection of new Manu Samoa
Sevens player Losi Filipo given an incident in his past which saw him lose a playing contract with
the Wellington Lions in 2016 after a conviction on an assault charge in court.
Samoa Rugby Union wants to make it clear at the outset that it has always been aware of this
unfortunate incident in the young players past.
“Filipo has paid the price for his actions and served the penalty handed down by the Court and as

Bodybuilding Federation prepares for IFBB World Men’s Championship

 MEDIA RELEASE :  Following its successful campaigns at the recent South Pacific Oceania and New Zealand Championships, the Bodybuilding Federation of Samoa (BBFS) is preparing for the International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness (IFBB) World Men’s Bodybuilding Championship and International Congress, which will be held in Fujairah in the United Arab Emirates during 8-10 November.

PM inspires Deaf Rugby team

The members of the Samoa Deaf Rugby Sevens team were given a massive boost on Friday when they met with the Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi at his Office.

The team travels to Fiji next month to compete in the Oceania Rugby Sevens Tournament, where there is a category for Deaf Rugby.

Manu Samoa and Manu Sina Sevens teams will compete in the same tournament but different categories.

Weightlifting Takes It To Next Level

The Samoa Weightlifting Association is taking the sport to the next level of development by setting up the Samoa High Performance Elite Training Centre inside the Faleata Sports Complex.

The centre takes weightlifting beyond Samoa and the Oceania region into an international elite training centre, certified by the International Weightlifting Association and the International Olympic Committee.

Manu Samoa Future Needs Reality Check

The Manu Samoa maybe in a serious need of a reality check whether it can be competitive at the international level in future, including the next World Cup in four years time.

The overall set back that is a major worry  is the lack of funding for the development and promotion of rugby at home.

Rich and stronger unions are also starting to emerge and are at the point, in a few cases, where they are stronger than the Manu Samoa.

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