16 Nov 2011

Sport: Manu Samoa manager penalised by village

12:55 pm on 16 November 2011

The village council of Leauva'a in Samoa has penalised the manager of the Manu Samoa rugby team over allegations against his behaviour at the recent World Cup.

Manu Samoa captain, Mahonri Schwalger, was critical of Tuala Mathew Vaea in his captains report from the tournament, saying that he did not fulfil his duties and was often playing golf or unable to be contacted,

Vaea was ordered during a village council meeting last Saturday to provide 100 sows, an equivalent of two and half thousand US dollars for the village.

A matai of Leauva'a, Sala Lose, says the decision was made to impose a penalty because the allegations have tarnished the chiefly title Tuala bestowed on Mathew, who is a village member.