2012 Toa NZ Residents

2012 Toa NZ Residents final webOfficial team photo in front of the Tanoa Tusitala Hotel, Samoa.  Photo: Evotia Tamua

A selection of Auckland based rugby players makes up the 2012 Toa NZ squad. 

Playing against Tonga Aotearoa Hakula in the Auckland Pacific Rugby League Cup, the Toa NZ Residents won 38:12 in November 2012. Later that same month, the team travelled to Samoa and lost 14:34 against their peers, the Toa Samoa Residents.

Going on tour gained valuable experience for some of the younger players to learn from older team mates but to also experience the culture of Samoa.

Player Club Village
Puavao Samoa  East Coast Bays Barracudas  Leusoali’i, Lotuanu’u, Falelatai, Salelesi
Louis Tolai  Mt Albert Lions
 Lefaga
Joshua Tafili  Manurewa Marlins
 Falelatai, Fagaloa
Elisara Fa’alogo  Mt Albert Lions
 Sagone, Saleimoa
Edward Leavai  Marist Saints
 Vaitoomuli, Fasitoo-Uta
George Smith  Otahuhu Leopards
 Vaiala, Moata’a, Vaitoomuli
Uati Junior Fotu  Glenora Bears  Saipipi, Lalomanu
Sialii Tufeao  Marist Saints  Solosolo, Lefaga
Ralph Ah Van  Mt Albert Lions
 Sinamoga
Silila Vaivai  Bay Roskill Vikings  Salamumu, Lefaga
Michael Sio
 Marist Saints, NZ Warriors 20s  Safotu, Sinamoga
Mafoa Filipi  Howick Hornets
 Siumu, Saleapaga
Jericho-Aukuso Tanuvasa  Manurewa Marlins  Nofoali’i, Laulii
Arden McCarthy  Pt Chevalier Pirates  Vaiala, Puapua
Peter Jr Ulusese Viane  Bay Roskill Vikings  Taelefaga, Fagaloa
Pouniu Junior Fa’amausili  Richmond Rovers  Malie, Fagaloa
Daniel Patu  Richmond Rovers  Vaiala, Tofafuafua, Leauva’a, Lalovaea
Suaia Matagi
 NZ Warriors  
Seleni Sulusi  Mt Albert Lions  Fasitoo-tai, Saoluafata
     
Coach: Frank Fuimaono    Fatausi, Falealili
Trainer: Mikaele Setefano    Satapuala, Malie, Toamua
Team Manager: Sene Atafu    Malie, Falelatai
Physiotherapist: Braydon Vo    Aotearoa