15 February 2019, Apia Samoa. 30 year old veteran and Manu Sevens captain Alatasi Tupou went down during the Vaiala – Moataa pool match on Day 1 of the Vailima Marist International 7s today.
Tupou limped off the field leaning on the shoulders of 2 Red Cross aides as Sir Gordon Tietchens and the Manu Sevens management looked on.
The physio says that they are icing his lower right leg and
would know more later.
“It’s not bad. It looks like he’s been kicked near the archillies tendon.”
Alatasi Tupou was originally on a list of players that were not allowed to play in the Marist Sevens Tournament.
His club side Vaiala named him in the starting line up for the pool match where Vaiala proved to be too good for Moataa, winning 17-0.