Fetu Under 16 Girls Win Inaugural Pacific Youth Cup 2022 in NZ

Photos: Pasifika Aotearoa Collective.

Samoa’s Fetu Under 16 Girls Rugby League side have won the inaugural 2022 Pacific Youth Cup competition held this week at Cornwall Park in Auckland.

Image: Rugby League Samoa and Pasifika Aotearoa Collective.

Captained by Alice Shannon, Fetu went undefeated in the two days of competition, securing the Cup with a 16 – 6 final against the New Zealand Maori U16s on Friday.

The young Samoa side had played and beaten the NZ Maori team on the first day of competition by 18-4.

Photo: Rugby League Samoa.
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Their second match against Tonga was a whopping 30-0.

On day 2 Fetu met Tonga again for the semi-final, nearly doubling  this margin to 56 – 0.

The Player of the Tournament was awarded to hooker Mary-Jane Taito of Samoa.

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Fetu Pacific Cup 2022 Squad

Braxton Sorensen-McGee – Fullback

Danii Mafoe – Wing

Milhan Ieremia – Centre

Faith Tavita – Centre

Shafenior Lui – Wing

Aleiyah Tuala – Halves

Lialanie Muamua – Halves

Alice Shannon – Loosie (Captain)

Ava-Grace Lemalu-Lefao – 2nd Rower

Seriah Palepale – 2nd Rower

Josinah Tauiliili – Prop

Mary-Jane Taito – Hooker

Indiana Russell-Lia – Prop

Laie Potoru-Rokeni – Reserve Prop

Mayann Ioane – Reserve Prop

Fualaau – Reserve 2nd Rower

Ripena Umaga Vaelia- Reserve 2nd Rower

Riana Le’afa-Paki Reserve Hooker

Malena Lavea – Reserve Utility Back

Anyis Drossaerts-Lake Reserve Back

Reserve players:

Dorothy Brunt

Tia’ane Tavita Fesolai

Ciara Lemalu-McDowell

Ilo Lui-Fa’i

Nevaeh Henry

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