Samoans Abroad

Eliota Fuimaono Sapolu. Photo: Getty ImagesEliota Fuimaono-Sapolu, who’s 35, has been making his name as a rugby player for more than 20 years — as a Manurewa junior, then in the 1st XV for Auckland Grammar, in 23 test matches for Manu Samoa (including the 2007 and 2011 World Cups), as a professional in the UK for Bath (43 games) and Gloucester (54), and in Japan for the Coca Cola West Red Sparks.

Members of the Samoan Community in Saipan: Maria Yvonne Passi Camacho husband Arthur B Camacho.The Director for the Northern Marianas Humanities Council, Scott Russell, has embarked on a project to conserve the memory of the Samoan exile to Saipan.

COURAGEOUS: Sam Stanley. Photo:

Samoan-English Sevens player Sam Stanley, nephew of an All Black great and a member of one of rugby’s most well-known families, has come out.

DIFFERENCES OF OPINION: Rugby's, Eliota Fuimaono Sapolu and Opera's Darren Pene Pati.Eliota: “I lost loads of money playing for Manu Samoa but we make money from professional clubs to be able to play for Samoa. 

Joseph Parker shows off his hidden piano talent.

Samoan boxer Joseph Parker has shown off his impressive piano skills in a 60 second YouTube video.