May 11, 2021

Maori News & Indigenous Views

Samoa Barbarian names team for first game

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Samoa Barbarian has named its teams to take on Aotearoa Samoa in the first round of the Samoa Tri Nations tournament this Saturday 20 February at Waitemata Rugby Club, Auckland.

Head coach, Fepuleai Selefuti Patu, says the Samoa Barbarian team is training well and focusing on one game at a time. Our first game is against Aotearoa Samoa, one of two teams from host country New Zealand Samoa Rugby Union.

SamoaBarbarianTNZSRU President, Aiolupotea John Roache, said The tournament was held last year in Apia, with Savaii Samoa winning the senior division and Upolu Samoa winning the Under 20s competition. This year a Womens competition is involved with only Australia and New Zealand fielding a team each.

The Samoa Tri Nations 2010 will be officially launched this Friday 6pm by Samoa Prime Minister and Chairman of the Samoa Rugby Union, Hon. Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Sailele Malielegaoi at the Otahuhu Rugby Club.


  • Ryan Schuster, Samoa Barbarian (+6421) 0226-9295
  • Namulauulu Sami Leota, Samoa Barbarian U20s (+6421) 061-0235


  • Aiolupotea John Roach, NZSRU President (+649) 276-3054
  • Papaliitele Peter Fatialofa, Tournament Committee (+6421) 938-143


  • Teleiai Edwin Puni, PR & Communication, (+6421) 618-042; Event Polynesia Ltd


  • STN2010 – Samoa Barbarian Team List
  • STN2010 Samoa Barbarian U20s Team List
  • STN2010 Photos (Courtesy of Lemalu Wayne Schuster SRU)

** Many thanks to Teleiai Edwin Puni for this panui


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