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Samoa national rugby union team

Template:Infobox rugby team The Samoa national rugby union team (also known as Manu Samoa) is the men's representative side of Samoa in rugby union. The Samoa Rugby Union is owned by the affiliated rugby unions of Samoa. The name Manu Samoa is in honour of a famous Samoan warrior. They perform a traditional Samoan challenge called the siva tau before each game. Samoa Rugby Union were formerly members of the Pacific Islands Rugby Alliance (PIRA) along with Fiji and Tonga.[1] They are ranked 9th in the world. They have been funded by millionaire Sir Michael Fay, one of New Zealand's wealthiest men, since 1996.[2][3]

Rugby was introduced to Samoa in the early 1920s and a governing body was soon formed. The first international was played as Western Samoa against Fiji in August 1924. Along with Tonga, these nations would meet regularly and eventually contest competitions such as the Pacific Tri-Nations – with Western Samoa winning the first of these. From 1924 to 1997 Samoa was known and competed as Western Samoa.

Samoa have been to every Rugby World Cup since the 1991 tournament. That tournament, along with the 1995 competition saw them make the quarter-finals. Under their new coach, the All Blacks legend Michael Jones (himself of Samoan descent and a Samoan international), Samoa competed in the 2007 Rugby World Cup. However, Samoa had a dismal World Cup campaign, winning only one match and finishing fourth in their group. Jones resigned immediately after the World Cup. Samoa showed an improved performance at the 2011 Rugby World Cup, winning two matches by comfortable margins, and losing close matches to South Africa and Wales.

Manu Samoa play in blue and white uniforms. They do not train on Sundays because many of the team are devout Christians.[citation needed]

History

The Marist Brothers brought the game of rugby to Western Samoa in 1924 and The Western Samoa Rugby Football Union was formed in 1924. On 18 August 1924, Western Samoa played its first international against Fiji in the capital Apia, the visitors winning 6–0. The match was played at 7am to allow the Samoans time to get to work afterwards and was played on a pitch with a large tree on the halfway line. The return match was won 9–3 by Samoa to draw the series.

In 1954 Western Samoan visited both Pacific Island neighbors Fiji and Tonga but had to wait a further 20 years before a tour of New Zealand took place. The Samoans won one of eight matches on that tour.

The traditional tri-series between Tonga, Fiji and Western Samoa was established in 1982 with Western Samoa winning the first tournament. Wales visited Western Samoa and won the test 32–16 at Apia. The tour led to a return visit to Wales which brought Western Samoa out of International limbo, although Western Samoa were not invited to the first Rugby World Cup in 1987.

The following year a 14-match tour of Europe took place before a World Cup elimination series in Tokyo, which gave Western Samoa a place in the 1991 Rugby World Cup in Britain. They made a huge impact. After sweeping aside Wales 16–13 in Cardiff and defeating Argentina 35–12, and narrowly losing 3–9 to eventual champions Australia in their pool match, Western Samoa, a country with a population of 160,000, found itself in the quarterfinals against Scotland at Murrayfield. The Scots won comfortably 28–6, but the Samoans were clearly the personality team of the tournament.

Over the next two years the side had a number of notable wins. The most outstanding achievement were in Sevens where it won the 1993 Hong Kong and 1992 Middlesex Sevens. The 1995 Rugby World Cup in South Africa proved that the team belonged in top company. They again reached the quarterfinals after wins over Argentina and Italy, but were beaten 42–14 by the eventual winners South Africa. After the Cup, Manu Samoa made a 13-match tour of England and Scotland, drawing 15–15 with the Scots and going down 27–9 to England.

With the advent of professional rugby in 1995 it was vital for Manu Samoa to develop a new administrative structure. This was made possible with Fay Richwhite and the Western Samoan Rugby Union joining forces to form Manu Samoa Rugby Limited, which now manages business for the team. Samoa emerged from the 1999 World Cup with its honor intact after another shock 38–31 victory over host nation Wales in the pool stages. They again lost out to Scotland in the quarter final play-off.

Manu Samoa qualified for the 2003 World Cup with a 17–16 loss against Fiji, Earl Va'a missing an injury-time penalty. They recovered to beat Tonga both home and away and avenged that Fijian defeat with a 22–12 win in Nadi. They ultimately had to settle for second place in the round robin, behind Fiji on points difference, and a place in the tougher of the two Rugby World Cup 2003 pools alongside automatic qualifiers England and South Africa. In one of the games of the tournament, they led eventual champions England for most of the game before losing 35–22.

Samoa qualified for the 2011 World Cup after beating Papua New Guinea 73–12 in Port Moresby on 18 July 2009. They won 188–19 on aggregate over two matches against Papua New Guinea, having won 115–7 at Apia Park the previous week.[4]

Samoa began their 2011 World Cup campaign preparation with a flying start, after registering an upset against No.2 ranked Australia with a four-try-to-two win of 32–23.[5]

The New Zealand connection

Western Samoa's triumph in the 1991 Rugby World Cup was inspired by their assistant coach Bryan Williams who was a New Zealand-born (of Samoan descent) All Black great of the 1970s. The 1991 Samoan World Cup team included many New Zealand born or raised players, the catalyst was Auckland prop Peter Fatialofa, who in 1989, became the first major New Zealand-based player to decide to play for Samoa. By the time of the 1991 World Cup several other New Zealand-born Samoans like Pat Lam, Stephen Bachop, Frank Bunce and Apollo Perelini had joined him. It was around this time that players of Samoan descent, the children of the mass-migration of the 1960s and 70s, were beginning to make large waves in New Zealand rugby. Some like Michael Jones were born in New Zealand while others like Inga Tuigamala had immigrated at a young age. The number of Samoan-born players to represent New Zealand increased in the 1990s. However, many of these players have been educated in New Zealand from an early age, developing their rugby skills within the very challenging New Zealand secondary schools competition. Mils Muliaina, Jerry Collins, Isaia Toeava and Casey Laulala are just four of the many Samoan-born players who have chosen to represent New Zealand, after having been educated there.

In recent times[when?] New Zealanders of Samoan descent have been key members of the All Blacks squad, including former New Zealand captain Tana Umaga. In some Test matches on their 2005 Grand Slam tour of the Home Nations New Zealand fielded a side packed with players of Samoan descent. New Zealand born players with Samoan parentage have also played for Samoa, such as Earl Va'a, Pat Lam and Lome Fa'atau.

The rugby relationship that exists between New Zealand and Samoa is undoubtedly a complex one. Close ties exist between the two countries, these bonds first being formed with the start of mass Polynesian migration to New Zealand in the latter half of the twentieth century. Many players eligible for Samoa have chosen to play for New Zealand, recognising the obvious potential for financial and sporting rewards. Also, unfortunately, because of current international eligibility laws, many Samoans who commit themselves to playing for the All Blacks find that they are unable to play for the smaller nation when their dreams of pulling on the black shirt are unrealised.[citation needed]

In the 2007 World Cup there were 14 New Zealand-born players in the Samoan squad, and five Samoan-born players in the New Zealand squad.[6] The only team with more foreign born players in their squad was Italy who had 15.[6]

World Cup record

File:Samoan Siva Tau.jpg
Samoa performing their Siva Tau before playing South Africa at the 2007 Rugby World Cup
Year(s) Result
1987 Did not participate
1991 Quarterfinals
1995 Quarterfinals
1999 Quarterfinal play-offs
2003 Pool stage
2007 Pool stage
2011 Pool stage

In one of the scenes of the feature film, Invictus, Western Samoa can be seen playing South Africa in the 1995 Rugby World Cup.

Wins against Tier 1 nations

Samoa secured their first World Cup appearance, to RWC 1991, after defeating France in 1989 during their tour of Europe.

Overall record

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Top 25 Rankings as 1 June 2015[7]
Rank Change* Team Points
1 11px 23x15px New Zealand 93.70
2 11px 23x15px South Africa 88.23
3 11px 23x15px Ireland 85.76
4 11px 23x15px England 85.40
5 11px 23x15px Wales 84.07
6 11px 23x15px Australia 82.95
7 11px 23x15px France 79.74
8 11px 23x15px Argentina 78.23
9 11px 23x15px Samoa 75.39
10 11px 23x15px Scotland 74.79
11 11px1 23x15px Fiji 74.57
12 11px1 23x15px Tonga 74.12
13 11px2 Template:Country data JPN 73.70
14 11px 23x15px Georgia 72.16
15 11px 23x15px Italy 71.85
16 11px 23x15px United States 67.61
17 11px 23x15px Canada 66.83
18 11px 23x15px Romania 66.23
19 11px 23x15px Russia 64.65
20 11px 23x15px Spain 62.59
21 11px 23x15px Uruguay 62.11
22 11px 23x15px Namibia 58.27
23 11px1 23x15px Chile 57.34
24 11px1 Template:Country data HKG 57.31
25 11px1 Template:Country data KOR 56.70
*Change from the previous week

Below is table of the representative rugby matches played by a Samoa national XV at test level up until 30 November 2014.[8]

Opponent Played Won Lost Drawn Win % For Aga Diff
23x15px Argentina 4 3 1 0 75% 111 82 +29
23x15px Australia 5 1 4 0 20% 58 204 −146
23x15px Belgium 1 1 0 0 100% 37 8 +29
23x15px Canada 4 4 0 0 100% 123 60 +63
23x15px Cook Islands 3 3 0 0 100% 102 31 +71
23x15px England 7 0 7 0 0% 100 244 -144
23x15px Fiji [9] 50 20 28 2 40% 825 940 -115
23x15px France 3 0 3 0 0% 41 104 -63
23x15px Georgia 2 1 1 0 50% 61 25 +36
23x15px Ireland 6 1 5 0 16.67% 103 209 -106
23x15px Italy 7 5 2 0 71.42% 175 109 +66
Template:Country data JPN 14 11 3 0 78.57% 477 274 +203
Template:Country data KOR 1 1 0 0 100% 74 7 +67
23x15px Namibia 2 2 0 0 100% 89 25 +64
23x15px New Caledonia 1 1 0 0 100% 28 6 +22
23x15px New Zealand 5 0 5 0 0% 56 308 -252
23x15px Papua New Guinea 2 2 0 0 100% 188 19 +169
23x15px Romania 1 0 1 0 0% 24 32 -8
23x15px Scotland 9 1 7 1 11.11% 122 218 -96
23x15px South Africa 8 0 8 0 0% 93 385 -292
23x15px Tahiti 1 1 0 0 100% 33 11 +22
23x15px Tonga 51 30 18 3 58.82% 935 742 +193
23x15px United States 3 3 0 0 100% 71 53 +18
23x15px Uruguay 1 1 0 0 100% 60 13 +47
23x15px Wales 9 4 5 0 44.44% 163 212 -49
23x15px West Germany 1 1 0 0 100% 54 9 +45
Total 201 97 98 6 48.26 4203 4303 -100

Current squad

Samoa 58-man wider training squad for the 2015 Rugby World Cup. The squad will be cut to 38 players for the test against New Zealand and the 2015 IRB Pacific Nations Cup.[10]


Note: Flags indicate national union for the club/province as defined by World Rugby.

Player Position Date of Birth (Age) Caps Club/province
Ole Avei Template:Rugby squad player/role/HK (1983-06-13) 13 June 1983 (age 32) 20 23x15px Bordeaux Bègles
Manu Leiataua Template:Rugby squad player/role/HK (1986-12-26) 26 December 1986 (age 29) 4 23x15px Aurillac
Ti’i Paulo Template:Rugby squad player/role/HK (1983-01-13) 13 January 1983 (age 33) 22 23x15px Clermont
Andrew Williams Template:Rugby squad player/role/HK (1985-06-20) 20 June 1985 (age 30) 9 23x15px Samoa A
Viliamu Afatia Template:Rugby squad player/role/PR (1990-05-24) 24 May 1990 (age 25) 6 23x15px Agen
Albert Anae Template:Rugby squad player/role/PR (1989-06-21) 21 June 1989 (age 26) 0 23x15px Benetton Treviso
Jake Grey Template:Rugby squad player/role/PR (1984-02-17) 17 February 1984 (age 32) 1 23x15px Samoa A
James Johnston Template:Rugby squad player/role/PR (1986-03-06) 6 March 1986 (age 30) 14 23x15px Saracens
Logovi'i Mulipola Template:Rugby squad player/role/PR (1987-03-11) 11 March 1987 (age 29) 17 23x15px Leicester Tigers
Anthony Perenise Template:Rugby squad player/role/PR (1982-10-18) 18 October 1982 (age 33) 19 23x15px Bristol
Aniseko Sio Template:Rugby squad player/role/PR (1992-09-01) 1 September 1992 (age 23) 1 23x15px Leicester Tigers
Sakaria Taulafo Template:Rugby squad player/role/PR (1983-01-29) 29 January 1983 (age 33) 31 23x15px Stade Français
Fa'atiga Lemalu Template:Rugby squad player/role/LK (1989-04-17) 17 April 1989 (age 26) 12 Template:Country data JPN Munakata Sanix Blues
Daniel Leo Template:Rugby squad player/role/LK (1982-10-02) 2 October 1982 (age 33) 39 23x15px London Irish
Maselino Paulino Template:Rugby squad player/role/LK (1988-06-21) 21 June 1988 (age 27) 5 23x15px Samoa A
Filo Paulo Template:Rugby squad player/role/LK (1987-11-06) 6 November 1987 (age 28) 13 23x15px Cardiff Blues
Joe Tekori Template:Rugby squad player/role/LK (1983-12-17) 17 December 1983 (age 32) 28 23x15px Toulouse
Kane Thompson Template:Rugby squad player/role/LK (1982-01-09) 9 January 1982 (age 34) 31 23x15px Newcastle Falcons
Oneone Fa'afou Template:Rugby squad player/role/FL (1992-06-02) 2 June 1992 (age 23) 1 23x15px Samoa A
Maurie Fa'asavalu Template:Rugby squad player/role/FL (1980-01-12) 12 January 1980 (age 36) 24 23x15px Oyonnax
Alafoti Faosiliva Template:Rugby squad player/role/FL (1985-10-28) 28 October 1985 (age 30) 12 23x15px Bath
Francis Ieremia Template:Rugby squad player/role/FL (1992-11-17) 17 November 1992 (age 23) 0 23x15px Samoa A
Jack Lam Template:Rugby squad player/role/FL (1987-11-18) 18 November 1987 (age 28) 11 23x15px Bristol
Faifili Levave Template:Rugby squad player/role/FL (1986-01-15) 15 January 1986 (age 30) 3 Template:Country data JPN Toyota Verblitz
Peter Semeane Template:Rugby squad player/role/FL (1988-12-12) 12 December 1988 (age 27) 1 23x15px Samoa A
Ofisa Treviranus Template:Rugby squad player/role/FL (1984-03-31) 31 March 1984 (age 31) 31 23x15px London Irish
TJ Ioane Template:Rugby squad player/role/N8 (1989-05-09) 9 May 1989 (age 26) 2 23x15px Sale Sharks
Peter Saili Template:Rugby squad player/role/N8 (1988-01-04) 4 January 1988 (age 28) 0 23x15px Bordeaux Bègles
Taiasina Tuifu'a Template:Rugby squad player/role/N8 (1984-08-20) 20 August 1984 (age 31) 16 23x15px Bordeaux Bègles
Sanele Vavae Tuilagi Template:Rugby squad player/role/N8 (1988-06-15) 15 June 1988 (age 27) 0 23x15px Carcassonne
Vavao Afemai Template:Rugby squad player/role/SH (1992-02-18) 18 February 1992 (age 24) 2 23x15px Samoa A
Pele Cowley Template:Rugby squad player/role/SH (1993-04-16) 16 April 1993 (age 22) 2 23x15px Auckland Development
Kahn Fotuali'i Template:Rugby squad player/role/SH (1982-05-22) 22 May 1982 (age 33) 22 23x15px Northampton Saints
Jack Taulapapa Template:Rugby squad player/role/SH 0 23x15px Wellington Development
Patrick Fa’apale Template:Rugby squad player/role/FH (1991-03-05) 5 March 1991 (age 25) 1 23x15px Samoa A
Tusi Pisi Template:Rugby squad player/role/FH (1982-06-18) 18 June 1982 (age 33) 20 Template:Country data JPN Suntory Sungoliath
Michael Stanley Template:Rugby squad player/role/FH (1989-12-29) 29 December 1989 (age 26) 3 23x15px Ulster
Faialaga Afamasaga Template:Rugby squad player/role/CE (1989-03-05) 5 March 1989 (age 27) 0 23x15px Samoa A
Faleniu Iosi Template:Rugby squad player/role/CE 0 23x15px Samoa A
Rey Lee-Lo Template:Rugby squad player/role/CE (1986-03-01) 1 March 1986 (age 30) 2 23x15px Hurricanes
Alapati Leiua Template:Rugby squad player/role/CE (1988-09-21) 21 September 1988 (age 27) 10 23x15px Wasps
Johnny Leota Template:Rugby squad player/role/CE (1984-01-21) 21 January 1984 (age 32) 15 23x15px Sale Sharks
George Pisi Template:Rugby squad player/role/CE (1986-06-29) 29 June 1986 (age 29) 17 23x15px Northampton Saints
Winston Stanley Template:Rugby squad player/role/CE (1989-02-11) 11 February 1989 (age 27) 2 23x15px Northland
Anitelea Tuilagi Template:Rugby squad player/role/CE (1986-06-05) 5 June 1986 (age 29) 17 23x15px Newcastle Falcons
Paul Williams Template:Rugby squad player/role/CE (1983-04-22) 22 April 1983 (age 32) 18 23x15px Stade Français
Alofa Alofa Template:Rugby squad player/role/WG (1991-03-12) 12 March 1991 (age 25) 1 23x15px La Rochelle
David Lemi Template:Rugby squad player/role/WG (1982-02-10) 10 February 1982 (age 34) 42 23x15px Bristol
Paul Perez Template:Rugby squad player/role/WG (1986-07-26) 26 July 1986 (age 29) 7 23x15px Sharks
Ken Pisi Template:Rugby squad player/role/WG (1989-02-24) 24 February 1989 (age 27) 5 23x15px Northampton Saints
Sinoti Sinoti Template:Rugby squad player/role/WG (1985-09-09) 9 September 1985 (age 30) 2 23x15px Newcastle Falcons
Henry Suau’u Template:Rugby squad player/role/WG 0 23x15px Samoa A
Sailosi Tagicakibau Template:Rugby squad player/role/WG (1982-11-14) 14 November 1982 (age 33) 21 23x15px Wasps
Alesana Tuilagi Template:Rugby squad player/role/WG (1981-02-24) 24 February 1981 (age 35) 29 23x15px Newcastle Falcons
Fa'atoina Autagavaia Template:Rugby squad player/role/FB (1988-09-18) 18 September 1988 (age 27) 13 23x15px Nevers
Titi Esau Template:Rugby squad player/role/FB (1988-12-13) 13 December 1988 (age 27) 4 23x15px Samoa A
Tim Nanai-Williams Template:Rugby squad player/role/FB (1989-06-12) 12 June 1989 (age 26) 0 23x15px Chiefs
Ahsee Tuala Template:Rugby squad player/role/FB (1989-08-23) 23 August 1989 (age 26) 1 23x15px Northampton Saints

Individual all-time records

Most caps

# Player Pos Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
1. Brian Lima Wing 1991–2007 64 61 3 140 29 0 0 0 31 31 2 50.00
2. To'o Vaega Centre 1986–2001 61 56 5 71 12 4 3 0 35 25 1 58.19
3. Semo Sititi Flanker 1999–2009 59 50 9 85 17 0 0 0 33 26 0 55.93
4. Census Johnston Prop 2005– 47 36 11 20 4 0 0 0 22 24 1 47.87
5. Opeta Palepoi Lock 1998–2005 43 30 13 10 2 0 0 0 24 19 0 55.81
6. David Lemi Wing 2004– 42 34 8 55 11 0 0 0 19 22 1 46.42
7. Mahonri Schwalger Hooker 2000–11 40 33 7 20 4 0 0 0 18 22 0 45.00
8. Daniel Leo Wing 2005– 39 33 6 0 0 0 0 0 22 16 1 57.69
9. Steve So'oialo Scrum-half 1998–2007 38 31 7 25 5 0 0 0 18 20 0 47.36
10. Andrew Aiolupo Fullback 1983–1994 36 36 0 83 3 21 9 0 21 14 1 59.72

Last updated: Georgia vs Samoa, 23 November 2013. Statistics include officially capped matches only.[11]

Most tries

# Player Pos Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop
1. Brian Lima Wing 1991–2007 64 61 3 140 29 0 0 0
2. Semo Sititi Flanker 1999–2009 59 50 9 85 17 0 0 0
Alesana Tuilagi Wing 2002–2013 29 27 2 85 17 0 0 0
4. Afato So'oalo Wing 1996–2001 20 18 2 75 15 0 0 0
5. Lome Fa'atau Wing 2000–2007 35 31 4 70 14 0 0 0
6. To'o Vaega Centre 1986–2001 61 56 5 71 12 4 3 0
7. David Lemi Wing 2004– 42 34 8 55 11 0 0 0
8. George Leaupepe Centre 1995–2005 26 23 3 50 10 0 0 0
9. Elvis Seveali'i Centre 2000–2007 20 16 4 45 9 0 0 0
10. 3 players on 7 tries

Last updated: Georgia vs Samoa, 23 November 2013. Statistics include officially capped matches only.[12]

Most points

# Player Pos Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop
1. Earl Va'a Fly-half 1996–2003 28 24 4 172 3 32 31 0
2. Silao Leaega Fullback 1997–2002 19 16 3 145 2 21 31 0
3. Brian Lima Wing 1991–2007 64 61 3 140 29 0 0 0
4. Darren Kellett Fly-half 1993–1995 13 13 0 137 2 14 31 2
Tusi Pisi Fly-half 2011– 20 19 1 137 1 12 34 2
6. Roger Warren Fly-half 2004–08 12 9 3 119 0 13 29 2
7. Gavin Williams Centre 2007–10 16 14 2 106 5 18 15 0
8. Tanner Vili Fly-half 1999–2006 31 26 5 99 4 20 13 0
9. Semo Sititi Flanker 1999–2009 59 50 9 85 17 0 0 0
Alesana Tuilagi Wing 2002–2013 29 27 2 85 17 0 0 0

Last updated: Georgia vs Samoa, 23 November 2013. Statistics include officially capped matches only.[13]

Most points in a match

# Player Pos Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Opposition Venue Date
1. Gavin Williams Centre 30 2 10 0 0 23x15px Papua New Guinea 23x15px Apia 11/07/2009
2. Roger Warren Fly-half 24 0 0 8 0 23x15px Tonga 23x15px Apia 29/05/2004
3. Andrew Aiolupo Fullback 23 1 8 1 0 Template:Country data KOR Template:Country data JPN Tokyo 08/04/1990
Silao Leaega Fullback 23 1 3 4 0 Template:Country data JPN 23x15px Wrexham 03/10/1999
Toa Samania Fullback 23 1 3 4 0 23x15px Italy 23x15px Apia 08/07/2000
6. Darren Kellett Fly-half 22 0 2 5 1 23x15px Tonga 23x15px Moamoa 04/06/1994
7. To'o Vaega Centre 21 1 4 3 0 23x15px Fiji 23x15px Apia 01/06/1991
Earl Va'a Fly-half 21 1 5 2 0 23x15px Georgia 23x15px Perth 19/10/2003
Roger Warren Fly-half 21 0 3 4 1 23x15px Fiji 23x15px Apia 09/07/2005
10. 5 players on 20 points

Last updated: Georgia vs Samoa, 23 November 2013. Statistics include officially capped matches only.[14]

Most tries in a match

# Player Pos Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Opposition Venue Date
1. Elvis Seveali'i Wing 20 4 0 0 0 Template:Country data JPN 23x15px Apia 10/06/2000
Alesana Tuilagi Wing 20 4 0 0 0 23x15px Tonga 23x15px Apia 02/07/2005
Esera Lauina Wing 20 4 0 0 0 23x15px Papua New Guinea 23x15px Apia 11/07/2009
Robert Lilomaiava Wing 20 4 0 0 0 23x15px Canada 23x15px Colwyn Bay 09/11/2012
5. Tupo Fa'amasino Wing 12 3 0 0 0 Template:Country data KOR Template:Country data JPN Tokyo 08/04/1990
Brian Lima Centre 12 3 0 0 0 23x15px Fiji 23x15px Apia 01/06/1991
Afato So'oalo Wing 15 3 0 0 0 23x15px Tonga 23x15px Apia 28/06/1997
Dominic Feau'nati Wing 15 3 0 0 0 23x15px Namibia 23x15px Windhoek 12/07/2003
Mikaela Pesamino Wing 15 3 0 0 0 23x15px Papua New Guinea 23x15px Port Moresby 18/07/2009
Alesana Tuilagi Wing 15 3 0 0 0 23x15px Namibia 23x15px Rotorua 14/09/2011

Last updated: Georgia vs Samoa, 23 November 2013. Statistics include officially capped matches only.[12]

Most matches as captain

# Player Pos Span Mat Won Lost Draw % Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop
1. Semo Sititi Flanker 2000–2007 39 19 20 0 48.71 45 9 0 0 0
2. Pat Lam Number 8 1995–1999 23 8 13 2 39.13 10 2 0 0 0
3. Peter Fatialofa Prop 1990–1995 16 11 5 0 68.75 9 2 0 0 0
4. Mahonri Schwalger Hooker 2009–2011 13 5 8 0 38.46 0 0 0 0 0
5. David Lemi Wing 2012– 12 7 4 1 62.50 25 5 0 0 0
6. George Stowers Number 8 2008–2009 7 4 3 0 57.14 10 2 0 0 0
7. Filipo Levi Lock 2008–2011 3 1 2 0 33.33 0 0 0 0 0
Taufusi Salesa Centre 1984–1987 3 0 3 0 0.00 10 0 2 2 0
Paul Williams Centre 2013 3 2 1 0 66.66 19 1 4 2 0
10. 9 players on 2 matches

Last updated: Georgia vs Samoa, 23 November 2013. Statistics include officially capped matches only.[15]

Youngest players

# Player Pos Age Opposition Venue Date
1. Anitele'a Tuilagi Centre 19 years and 27 days 23x15px Tonga 23x15px Apia 02/07/2005
2. Carl Manu (Centre) 19 years and 59 days 23x15px Fiji 23x15px Apia 01/06/2002
3. Brian Lima Centre 19 years and 123 days 23x15px Tonga 23x15px Nuku'alofa 28/05/1991
4. Va'a Tasi Wing 19 years and 136 days 23x15px Fiji 23x15px Suva 04/07/1981
5. Esera Puleitu Fly-half 19 years and 149 days 23x15px South Africa 23x15px Johannesburg 13/04/1995
6. Na'ama Leleimalefaga (Prop) 19 years and 180 days 23x15px Fiji 23x15px Apia 19/05/2007
7. Roysiu Tolufale (Prop) 19 years and 271 days 23x15px New Zealand 23x15px New Plymouth 03/09/2008
8. Lio Falaniko Flanker 19 years and 273 days 23x15px Tonga 23x15px Apia 17/06/1990
Timoteo Iosua Fullback 19 years and 273 days Template:Country data JPN 23x15px New Plymouth 17/06/2006
10. Mussolini Schuster Wing 19 years and 342 days 23x15px Scotland 23x15px Murrayfield 18/11/2000

Last updated: South Africa vs Samoa, 22 June 2013. Statistics include officially capped matches only.[16]

Oldest players

# Player Pos Age Opposition Venue Date
1. Peter Fatialofa Prop 37 years and 85 days 23x15px Fiji 23x15px Suva 20/07/1996
2. To'o Vaega (Centre) 36 years and 86 days 23x15px Ireland 23x15px Lansdowne Road 11/11/2001
3. Brian Lima Centre 35 years and 240 days 23x15px England 23x15px Nantes 22/09/2007
4. John Schuster Centre 35 years and 160 days 23x15px United States 23x15px Apia 26/06/1999
5. Semo Sititi Number 8 35 years and 134 days 23x15px Papua New Guinea 23x15px Port Moresby 18/07/2009
6. Afa Leu'u Prop 34 years and 315 days 23x15px Ireland 23x15px Lansdowne Road 12/11/1996
7. Maurie Fa'asavalu Flanker 34 years and 314 days 23x15px England 23x15px Twickenham 22/11/2014
8. Jeremy Tomuli Prop 34 years and 247 days Template:Country data JPN 23x15px New Plymouth 17/06/2006
9. Tani Fuga (Hooker) 34 years and 64 days 23x15px Tonga 23x15px Montpellier 16/09/2007
10. Mark Birtwistle Lock 34 years and 26 days 23x15px Ireland 23x15px Lansdowne Road 12/11/1996

Last updated: South Africa vs Samoa, 22 June 2013. Statistics include officially capped matches only.[17]

Notes

  1. ^ We quit: SRU Samoa Observer
  2. ^ Rattue, Chris (13 March 2004). "Michael Fay plans two-day talks on Pasifika proposal". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 7 November 2011. 
  3. ^ "Samoa’s Prime Minister praises banker, Sir Michael Fay, for supporting Manu Samoa". Radio New Zealand International. 18 April 2004. Retrieved 7 November 2011. 
  4. ^ "Samoa qualify for 2011 World Cup". BBC Sport. 18 July 2009. Retrieved 4 August 2009. 
  5. ^ Samoa shock Australia with 32–23 win in Sydney BBC Sport, 17 July 2011
  6. ^ a b "All those born abroad". Planet Rugby. Archived from the original on 11 October 2007. Retrieved 2 October 2007. [dead link]
  7. ^ a b "World Rankings". World Rugby. Retrieved 23 March 2015. 
  8. ^ Samoa rugby statistics
  9. ^ Samoa has awarded international caps for several games against national XV selections and A and B national teams.
  10. ^ [1]
  11. ^ http://stats.espnscrum.com/scrum/rugby/records/player/most_matches.html?id=15;type=team
  12. ^ a b http://stats.espnscrum.com/scrum/rugby/records/player/most_tries_match.html?id=15;type=team
  13. ^ http://stats.espnscrum.com/scrum/rugby/records/player/most_points.html?id=15;type=team
  14. ^ http://stats.espnscrum.com/scrum/rugby/records/player/most_points_match.html?id=15;type=team
  15. ^ http://stats.espnscrum.com/scrum/rugby/records/player/most_matches_captain.html?id=15;type=team
  16. ^ http://stats.espnscrum.com/scrum/rugby/records/player/youngest_appearance.html?id=15;type=team
  17. ^ http://stats.espnscrum.com/scrum/rugby/records/player/oldest_appearance.html?id=15;type=team

See also

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