Samoa National Rugby

 The Samoa national rugby union team 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 along with Fiji and Tonga. 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.

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.


Rugby World Cup: Samoa vs. USA 09/20/2015 12:00PM
American Express Community Stadium, Brighton
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Rugby World Cup: Samoa vs. Asia 1 10/03/2015 2:30PM
Stadium MK, Milton Keynes
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Rugby World Cup: Samoa vs. Scotland 10/10/2015 2:30PM
St. James Park, Newcastle Upon Tyne
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