TOA SAMOA U18 squad to play NZ U18 Residents
MEDIA RELEASE: 28 SEPTEMBER 2018
RE: TOA SAMOA U18 squad to play NZ U18 Residents
Rugby League Samoa has named a TOA SAMOA Under-Eighteen squad to play the NZ Resident Under-Eighteens, inaugural game between both nations in this age group. The game will be played at 12pm noon in Auckland, on Saturday 6th October at Bruce Pulman Park, Takanini. Coverage will be LIVE STREAMED.
TOA U18s team will be coached by Geoff Morton (Northcote Tigers) and Alan Ettles (Richmond Rovers) both established with knowledge in the Pacific ranks. Geoff Morton said “It is exciting to see opportunities for these young men, to play in front of family and friends is huge for them”. Alan Ettles added “I am looking forward to working with players domestically and internationally, and that this fixture will create further international opportunities for Samoa at age group level and likewise the Premiers.
The TOA SAMOA squad will assemble in Auckland on Monday 1st October for team preparation plus engage in community events to remind everyone involved in our code about the importance of service and responsibility to others away from the footy field.
TOA SAMOA U18 team is comprised of players from Christchurch, Auckland, New South Wales, Queensland and Pacific excited to represent Samoa.
JONAIAH LUALUA Cronulla – Australia VITO TEVAGA Cronulla – Australia
FRANKLIN PELE Cronulla – Australia KAKOI TOGOIU Warriors – New Zealand
MICHAEL LEMAFA Warriors – New Zealand UENUKU MALESALA Warriors – New Zealand
ETERU ROPETI Warriors – New Zealand SIMI SASAGI Knights – Australia
CHRISTIAN MAANAIMA Knights – Australia DOMANYC FIDOW-KELE Linwood – Christchurch
CHANEL FEALA Linwood – Christchurch DEVONTAI SEUMANUTAFA Bulldogs – Australia
ULYSSES SEMISI Bulldogs – Australia ETUALE TOEAVA Parramatta – Australia
JONAH PALOTA-KOPA Manly – Australia JOSEPH TULAGA Otahuhu – Auckland
NATUI KALEPIASUA Papakura – Auckland BLADE KAMUHEMU Richmond – Auckland
TOA COACHES: GEOFF MORTON, ALAN ETTLES.
TOA TRAINER: BEN COLLINS, MING MAFOE, CHRIS TAUTIAGA.
TOA PHYSIO: ULIMA TOFI, QUENTIN HOKIANGA.
TOA MANAGER: KYLA KAISER DAY.
TOA TECHNICAL ADVISOR: FRANK SEFO FUIMAONO.
Geoffrey Muliaga Brown
m. +64 21 1252110