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Rugby League the real winner in Samoa

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by Chris Newman, Date: 3/8/12

It has been a momentous two weeks for the development of rugby league in Samoa, with the touring NSW CRL side playing two gruelling tests against the Toa Residents side.

Both games were close and provided an entertaining promotion of rugby league at an elite level.

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Toa Samoa Residents vs NSWCRL match report

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By Chris Newman, Date: 3/8/12

To the crowd of 5000 that watched the Toa Samoa Residents against New South Wales Country the game was Toa’s for the taking but handling errors and attitude saw NSW take the win yet again 22 to 18.

Toa Samoa coach Ponifasio Vasa said that despite losing he has seen great improvement in his side and is very proud of their efforts. “The boys played very well, it was a big change from Monday’s game and I am very proud of the way they played.”

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Samoa PM XIII vs NSWCRL match report

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By Chris Newman, Date: 31/7/12

An experienced New South Wales (NSW) Country First league team proved too good for Toa Samoa Residents on Monday 9 July losing 22 to 36 against the visitors at Apia Park.

Toa Samoa made up of all local players looked lost in the first half trying desperately to stop the onslaught brought on by NSW.

The future stars of Rugby League Samoa on show

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Press Release, Date 29/6/12

An exciting new rugby league tournament kicks off this week with the commencement of the Toa Academy Shield.

The Shield, sponsored by Groundswell, is a competition for under 12s players within the Toa Academy program. It provides the opportunity for young rugby league players to develop their skills in a focussed and advanced environment.

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Robert Louis Stevenson school Nigel Vagana cup champions

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Samoa Rugby LeaguePress 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.

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Samoa participate in 50th anniversary of Samoa’s independence

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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.

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Rugby League Planet – Samoa snapshot and rugby league results

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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.