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#21 EastLondonMike

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 12:36 PM

Anyone who is any doubt that this fixture should be a staple in the RL calendar should take a look at both Haka's and the emotion shown by the players in the lead up and singing of the national anthems, not to mention how into it the crowd are.. If Tonga and Samoa played a three game series each year with teams of this quality they would be challenging Aus, Eng and NZ within 5-6 years i reckon.. if not sooner. Without the Carrot of SOO you'd see some awesome Tonga/Samoa teams on a regular basis.


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#22 Futtocks

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 03:54 PM


Anyone who is any doubt that this fixture should be a staple in the RL calendar should take a look at both Haka's and the emotion shown by the players in the lead up and singing of the national anthems, not to mention how into it the crowd are.. If Tonga and Samoa played a three game series each year with teams of this quality they would be challenging Aus, Eng and NZ within 5-6 years i reckon.. if not sooner. Without the Carrot of SOO you'd see some awesome Tonga/Samoa teams on a regular basis.


What about Fiji, PNG, the Cook Islands etc.? What that part of the world needs is a regular Pacific Cup that those nations can plan for.

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#23 thirteenthman

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 05:09 PM

What about Fiji, PNG, the Cook Islands etc.? What that part of the world needs is a regular Pacific Cup that those nations can plan for.

 

Agreed. Fiji and PNG in particular have huge potential, and regular international competition is vital for these nations.



#24 deluded pom?

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 05:36 PM

Sad news. One of Samoa's subs has died suddenly at the age of 20.

 

http://www.smh.com.a...0430-2ipga.html


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#25 thirteenthman

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 07:50 AM

Terrible news. Thoughts go out to the family.

 

RIP.






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