Apia Rugby Union launches Taula All Star Tournament
The Taula All Star Tournament 2021 was officially launched on Thursday evening at the Samoa Shipping Services conference room.
The President of Apia Rugby Union, Fuimaono Titimaea Tafua told the crowd that four teams under Taula are participating in the tournament.
“There are eight teams participating in the Taula All Stars Rugby Championships 2021, our four teams are Taula Mana, Taula Legends, Taula Force and Taula United.
"The tournament will kick off on Saturday 29th May 2021 at the Apia Park stadium,” he confirmed.
Marketing Manager of Taula Beverages, Tanuvasa Caroline Pereira told the Samoa Observer that they are excited to continue the partnership and support Apia Rugby Union in 2021.
“We aim to help the development of local rugby talent and our relationship with A.R.U has produced some very skilled rugby players."
Another representative of Taula, Mulitalo Amosa Tupa'i said during the launching, their partnership with A.R.U is now two years old.
"Partnering and supporting the Apia Rugby Union, we want our local players to develop their rugby skills and for the betterment of their talent.
"Taula company requested to the President of A.R.U to change the names of the rugby teams and now they are named after Taula."
Mulitalo said the company believed in unity for rugby platers to move forward, and take higher steps in life.
The Taula All Stars Rugby Championships 2021 major sponsor is Taula and associate sponsors includes Lakapi Samoa, JP’s Fitness, Samoa Shipping Services, Federal Pacific and TV1 Samoa.
Asi Keve Tunupopo the fa'atama of the A.R.U acknowledged all their sponors who are making the Taula All Star Tournament possible.
“We would like to thank all of our sponsors for supporting our tournament without them it won’t be possible, the betterment of our Union is in our hands. We should work together and unify with our sponsors."
Asi believes the partnership will develop and enhance rugby in Samoa, not only for the Union but for Samoa as a whole.
Speaking on behalf of the A.R.U Laifa Vaoiva Peterson revealed during the launching that three local ruby players are in the Manu Samoa Squad.
“We are happy to announce our local players who are chosen for our Manu Samoa Squad; Theodore McFarland from Moamoa Roosters, Joe Perez from Lauli’i Lions and John Vaili from Aana Chiefs,” he said.