Samoa head coach Matthew Parish has named his 19 man squad to play France at Stade Gilbert Brutus on Monday (20:00).
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.
Samoa will host a historic Test Match against Fiji in Apia on October 8 – Samoa’s first official Rugby League Test Match on home soil.
Samoa head coach Matt Parish has named his 19 man squad to play Samoa at MS3 Craven Park on Monday (20:00)
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 Toaâ€™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. â€œThe boys played very well, it was a big change from Mondayâ€™s game and I am very proud of the way they played.â€
Rugby League Samoa are pleased to announce an 19-man squad to represent Toa Samoa in the Pacific Test Match against Tonga on Saturday April 20 at Centrebet Stadium (Penrith).
â€œIt is fantastic to see the ARL Commission and the NRL throwing their support behind the international game and especially the Pacific nations,â€ Samoa head coach Steve Price said.