Samoa national under-20 rugby union team

The Samoa under-20 rugby union team is Samoa's junior national team. They represent Samoa at the IRB Junior World Championship. After the 2010 Junior World Championship they were relegated to the Junior World Rugby Trophy for second tier nations. They were later promoted to the 2012 Junior World Championship after finishing as winners of the 2011 IRB Junior World Rugby Trophy. The team also competes at the Oceania U20 Championship as of 2015.

Samoa under-20
UnionSamoa Rugby Union
Coach(es)Samoa Semo Sititi
Team kit
First international
Samoa Samoa 29–17 Scotland Scotland
(6 June 2008)
Largest win
Samoa Samoa 48–11 United States United States
(24 May 2011)
Largest defeat
Wales Wales 74–3 Samoa Samoa
(12 June 2012)
World Cup
Appearances5 (First in 2008)
Best result7th, 2008 & 2009

SquadEdit

ManagementEdit

  • Semo Sititi - Head Coach
  • Andy Ripley - Team Manager
  • Robert Johnston - Assistant Coach
  • Orene Ai'i - Assistant Coach
  • Joshua Ioane - Physiotherapist
  • Neru Leavasa - Team Doctor
  • Andrew Clark - Technical Assistant
  • Jed Knox - Trainer

Wins against Tier 1 nationsEdit

Full internationalsEdit

2008: Alatasi Tupou, Maselino Paulo, Roysiu Tolufale (2008), Misioka Timoteo, Afa Aiono, Semiperive Semeane (2009), Richard Muagututia, Levi Asifa'amatala (2010), Fa'atoina Autagavaia (2012), Vavae Tuilagi (2015)
2009: Falemiga Selesele (2010), Fa'atiga Lemalu, Viliamu Afatia (2012), Uini Atonio (2014, France)
2010: Steven Luatua (2013, New Zealand), Patrick Fa'apale, Tulolo Tulolo, Vaiofaga Simanu (2014)
2011: Robert Lilomaiava, Ropeti Lafo (2012), Vavao Afemai, Oneone Fa'afou (2014), Will Skelton (2014, Australia)
2012: Aniseko Sio (2014)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ IRB. "Samoa Squad to 2014 IRB Junior World Championship". Retrieved 2 June 2014.
  2. ^ worldrugby.org. "World Rugby". www.worldrugby.org. Retrieved 14 September 2017.
  3. ^ worldrugby.org. "World Rugby". www.worldrugby.org. Retrieved 14 September 2017.
  4. ^ worldrugby.org. "U20 Championship". www.worldrugby.org. Retrieved 14 September 2017.