Julianna Naoupu (Photosport file)Samoa netball coach Marcia Hardcastle says Julianna Naoupu made a big sacrifice by committing her international future to the Pacific nation.

CHAMPIONS: The Samoa National Netball team celebrates hard fought victory after winning the fi nal of the Nations Cup in Singapore yesterday. Photo / Netball Singapore.

They have done it. The Samoa national netball team has lifted the Nations’ Cup trophy on their debut at the competition, defeating the home team, Singapore, 50-41, in the final yesterday.