7 Oct 2021

Manu Samoa forced to cancel end of year tour

From , 6:00 am on 7 October 2021

Manu Samoa rugby coach Seilapa Mapusua says the cancellation of their Northern Hemisphere tour is a major blow less than two years out from the Rugby World Cup.

The Manu were scheduled to play three tests in November against Georgia, Uruguay and Spain before a final clash against the Barbarians at Twickenham.

But Lakapi Samoa announced on Monday the tour would not proceed, in line with the Government's current health and travel advice.

Our sports journalist Vinnie Wylie is with me, Kia ora Vinnie so very disappointing for Manu Samoa?

A close up picture of an attempted tackle during the international rugby union test match between Manu Samoa v Tonga in Hamilton July 2021.

Manu Samoa v Tonga, international rugby union test match in Hamilton in July 2021. Photo: © Copyright Andrew Cornaga 2021 / www.photosport.nz / Photosport Ltd