SAMOAN RUGBY LEAGUE NATION OVERVIEW
Information on this page was updated - 14/3/2014
Foundation Year - 1988
International Team - Toa Samoa
Highest finish in World Cup - Quarter Final (2000)
Top level domestic competition - 12 teams compete in the national competition.
Press Release, Date 20/6/12
Friday 1st June marked the 50th anniversary of Samoa's independence. The country was bursting with pride during a long weekend of celebrations.
Rugby League Samoa was honoured to participate in several events during celebrations and relished the opportunity to promote the development of rugby league in Samoa.
Samoa have named a strong squad to take on their Pacific rivals Fiji this Saturday.
By Josh Barrowcliff, Date; 16/11/13
Samoa head coach Matt Parish has named his 19 man squad to play Fiji at Halliwell Jones Stadium on Sunday (15:00).
By Ben Ryder
With the second round of Oceania Cup games scheduled in October/November 2019, Rugby League Planet takes an in-depth look at each competing island nation and what the game of Rugby League is doing for them, as well as their strengths, weaknesses, and the nations chances at winning their respective pools.
This week it’s Toa Samoa
Press Release, Date: 25/6/12
Pesega College and Robert Louis Stevenson School battled it out to be the first ever Nigel Vagana Cup champions.The grand final more than lived up to expectations, with a passion-fuelled, tough and physical encounter.
Pesega College played a strong game, leading 12-0 early in the first half. Perry Falute and Leatulagi Lio were the try scorers, with Falute successfully converting both tries.
Robert Louis Stevenson School hit back five minutes before half time with a try to Ezekiel Lindemuth, which was converted by Pisi Leilua. The gap closed to 12-6 at the break.
Toa Samoa have named an initial train-on squad for the upcoming 2014 Rugby League Four Nations.
Samoa qualified for the Four Nations after beating Fiji in a Four Nations qualifier back in May.
Samoa have named a 25-man squad for their Rugby League World Cup 2013 warm-up fixture against England Knights at Salford City Stadium tomorrow (Saturday) (2.00pm).