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suaia matagiSuaia Matagi  [NZ Warriors, AKL Vulcans]

‘If you have a dream pursue it, it’s never too late’ by Corey Rosser

Determination might well be the most overused word in
sports reporting, but when it comes to the story of Auckland Vulcans front rower Suaia Matagi it is perhaps the ideal fit.

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RLIF welcome developments in Pacific region

15 August 2014

The announcement earlier this week that the National Rugby League in Australia is implementing a programme to continue the development of the sport in the Pacific Nations has been welcomed by the International Federation.


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NRL Launches Pacific Strategy

13 August 2014

The NRL today launched its Pacific Strategy aimed at strengthening Rugby League and building stronger business and community ties in the Pacific Islands.
NRL CEO, Mr Dave Smith, said the Pacific Islands – Samoa, Fiji, Tonga and Papua New Guinea – would play a crucial part in the game’s future.


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USA win against Samoa

USA Tomahawks beat Toa Residents 18:12 at Aloha Stadium by making less errors in their game. Photo: Kimberly Defenbaugh,

20 July 2014

The USA Tomahawks proved too strong for Toa Residents by winning 18:12 at Aloha Stadium in the weekend.

Rugby League Samoa President, Su'a Fa'afouina Su'a says "it was a brutal match with both teams but I take my hat off for our Residents who played against 70% of the Tomahawks 2013 World Cup squad coached by Matt Elliot."


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Toa Residents name squad for Hawaii test match

Toa Residents look to repeat their success at last year's 2013 Ohana Cup win against USA in Hawaii this weekend. Photo: Miulan Nihipali.

15 July 2014

Rugby League Samoa is pleased to announce the Toa Residents squad selected to take on USA in the 2014 Ohana Cup on Saturday 19th July.

In its second year, the Ohana Cup is an annual test match between Toa Residents and USA, played in Hawaii. A good turn out is expected from the local Samoan community after last years inauagural test match where Samoa beat USA 34-10.



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