Local players to take on the Rebels
Manu Samoa coach, Namulauulu Alama Ieremia, says next month's clash between a Samoan development team and the Melbourne Rebels Super Rugby side is a chance for local players to stake a claim for higher honours.
The bulk of the Samoan team will be locally-based players, as well as some from Australia and New Zealand.
The match on February the 18th will be Namulauulu's first in charge since being appointed Samoa's Director of Coaching last month.
"It's a big game for the local boys,” Namualuulu said.