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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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Volunteers the backbone of rugby league

Gary Fa'afua named the 2014 NRL Volunteer of the Year is also the president of Rugby League Samoa NSW. Photo:

19 March 2015

By Andrew Bryan, Deputy Editor,

He has watched countless players take their first awkward steps on a rugby league field as seven-year-olds with wide eyes and abundant energy, but the most rewarding thing for 2014 NRL Volunteer of the Year Gary Fa'afua is watching them grow up into adulthood.


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Nelson students to play for Samoa against Warriors

Nelson College students Marvin Curry, 16, left, and Junior Tui, 17, have been selected to play for a Samoan invitational rugby league team in Auckland this weekend. Photo: Phillip Rollo

11 March 2015

By Phillip Rollo - The Nelson Mail


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Samoa 17s to take on Warriors this weekend

11 March 2015

This Saturday a Samoa Invitational 17s team is preparing to play the NZ Warriors development squad at Bruce Pullman Park, Papakura kick-off 2pm

The fixture will showcase young Samoan players predominately from across Auckland, Waiheke Island, Christchurch and Nelson in an opportunity to contest the Warriors Development under the watchful eye of Duane Mann and staff.


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Reni Maitua voices concerns of mental health to NRL

Reni Maitua has called on the NRL to remain vigilant on the issue of mental health for young footballers. Photo: Phil Hillyard

1 February 2015

By James Hooper - The Sunday Telegraph

IF anyone is qualified to talk about suicide, it’s recently retired NRL star Reni Maitua.



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