Tag: Samoa

Kangaroos set for tropical Samoan showdown in Darwin

Australian captain Cameron Smith admits the unknown of Darwin will play a part in the Kangaroos’ preparations ahead of their quarter-final against Samoa this weekend. Muggy conditions are expected to greet the World Champions who played their pool matches in Melbourne, Canberra and Sydney while Samoa in contrast just played Scotland in Cairns. “The conditions […]

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Diary of a traitor and why a defeated Australia is best for business

BY CURTIS WOODWARD @woodward_curtis The Australian Kangaroos have had a mortgage on top spot in the rugby league world for an eternity. Okay sure, they did lose the 2008 World Cup, a series or two and the number one ranking for a short amount of time, but everybody knows they’re the big dogs, right? Long […]

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Let Milford play for Samoa: Josh McGuire

Anthony Milford’s Brisbane teammate Josh McGuire says Anthony Milford should be allowed to play for Samoa in the Pacific Test despite pledging his allegiance to Queensland and Australia. Milford was suspended from representing the Maroons this season but can’t play for Samoa under the current rules. “The Pacific Tests are televised. A lot of eyes […]

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Mata’uita Wants Flexi Option For Polynesians

St George Illawarra and Samoan-born flyer Peter Mata’utia believes Polynesian players should have the flexible option of playing for their family heritage and State of Origin if they qualify. “I think if you were born in the state you should be right to play,” Mata’uita told nrl.com. “That’s how it should be in Origin anyway. […]

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