Toa Samoa yet to name squad for Pacific test in May

Rugby League Samoa Chief Executive Officer, Tagaloa Faafouina Su'a is confident of the Samoan squad that will take on Tonga in the Pacific Test in May.

Despite the squad not being named yet, Su’a said there are international names who have been representing Samoa in international test matches expected to join the team.


"We’re going to send an all international team, as of right now we’re sketching out the plan, but we’re looking forward to many other developments as well," he said.


Pita Godinet has been reported to have switched allegiance from Samoa to American Samoa.


Su’a said he was not made aware of the issue and if any such changes are to be made, it must come through RLS.


"The last time I spoke to Pita he said he loves playing for Samoa, he is one of our best nines and playmakers for Toa," Tagaloa said.


"So that must have been a scam because things must go through us," he added.


Samoa's favorite hitman, Mose Masoe remains a Toa and Su’a said they expect him as well.


"Mose is still with us, he’s back playing with St. George now, and there are six other Toa players with St. George," he said.


"We are trying to push the bill for more players to be released to play internationally," he continued.


"Not only that, I am also trying to push for more pacific island teams to be included in this mix, as of right now Cook Island has yet to be recognised."


"But all this is with the focus on the Rugby League World Cup next year, we hope to have all our best players available by then."


Joshua Lafoai