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Samoa Rugby Union

Samoa Rugby Union
Association crest
Sport Rugby union
Founded 1924
WR affiliation 1988
PIRA affiliation 2002
President Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Sailele Malielegaoi
Men's coach Fuimaono iTitimaea Tafua
Sevens coach Stephen Betham
Website http://www.manusamoa.com.ws

The Samoa Rugby Union are the governing body of the sport of rugby union in Samoa.[1] They were formerly members of the Pacific Islands Rugby Alliance (PIRA) along with Fiji and Tonga.[2]

There are 12 provincial unions made up of around 120 clubs and boasting nearly 5,000 senior and twice as many junior players in a country with a population of just under 175,000 people.

The Western Samoa Rugby Football Union was formed in 1924. It joined the International Rugby Board in 1988.

In 2009 Samoa traveled to the Northern Hemisphere to play Wales, France and Italy.[3]

See also

References

  1. ^ i.e. Western Samoa, Rugby union in American Samoa is administered separately.
  2. ^ http://www.samoaobserver.ws/index.php?view=article&id=10568%3Awe-quit&option=com_content&Itemid=53
  3. ^ "Samoa Rugby Ticketbooth Page". http://www.ticketbooth.org.uk/rugby-tickets/countries/Samoa-rugby.php. Retrieved 2009-05-20. 

External links

  • Official website
  • Website for supporters of the Manu Samoa
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