Thousands raised for Toa Samoa homecoming

More than $US70,000 has been raised for the planned homecoming for the Toa Samoa rugby league team after a telethon which was also broadcast on radio.

The Samoa Observer reports Samoans all over the world chipped in to support Toa Samoa's homecoming.

Rugby League Samoa President Tagaloa Fa'afouina Su'a told a media conference donations by companies were already collected ahead of the fundraiser.

The team arrive in Apia on December 27.