Villages get into the spirit, decorations to welcome All Blacks.It’s not just the Manu Samoa that’s gearing up for the big game next week.

OUR CAPTAIN: Members of Parliament flank Manu Samoa captain, Ofisa Treviranus yesterday.Sol3 Mio will not be performing Samoa’s National Anthem during the historical rugby match against New Zealand next Wednesday.

A PLEASANT SURPRISE: Faifi li Levave, Member of Parliament, Fagaivalu Kenrick Samu and Census Johnston.Census Johnston has been called back from retirement to boost Manu Samoa’s scrum against the All Blacks next Wednesday.

Manu Samoa names 27 for All Blacks.The Manu Samoa has named its 26-man squad for the All Blacks.

PARLIAMENT DEBATE: Tolofuaivalelei Falemoe Lei'ataua, Faumuina Tiatia Liuga and Palusalue Fa'apo II.There is no poverty in Samoa.

The only issue is that there are people who are so negligent in paying their water bills that their supply ends up being disconnected.

WE WILL MISS YOU STEFAN: Photos above and below show relatives and friends who gathered yesterday to farewell Stefan Conway Keil. Photos / Sarai Ripine.The life of Stefan Conway Keil was celebrated by relatives, friends and colleagues at the Carmelite Monastery, Vailima, yesterday.

Maurie Fasavalu.The historical test against the All Blacks is a massive challenge for the Manu Samoa but it is equally a great opportunity.

STOP ME: Paul Perez (right) played comfortably at midfi eld yesterday. We will fi nd out today if he is among the 26 players chosen to take on the All Blacks in Apia next Wednesday. Photo / Ilia L. Likou.Manu Samoa coach, Stephen Betham, is not necessarily looking for the best team to take on the All Blacks at Apia Park next Wednesday.

Story of historical voyage to be published.Tofilau Imoasina I’iga-Fa’atonu is in Apia collecting and compiling information for her grandfather’s memoirs to be published.

CO-ORDINATOR: Jerome Mika.Samoa First Union will open their office at the National Provident Fund Plaza today (Monday).