Press Release, Lakapi Samoa. The Samoa Rugby Union now known as Lakapi Samoa have announced the signing of Body Science as Manu Samoa’s “Official Compression and
Nutrition Partner” for the 2021 International Season.
“With player welfare and professionalism, a key component of Manu Samoa’s commitment to developing the game of rugby around the world, the new partnership with Body Science draws a parallel with Lapaki Samoa’s priority to place
player wellbeing at the utmost importance,” states the press release.
“We aim to support players by providing them with the best resources when it comes to injury awareness, prevention, treatment and recovery”.
“Body Science will provide the Manu Samoa with their line of elite level compression to ensure that our athletes can perform at their best on and off the field”.
Body Science products will help the Manu Samoa to fuel our athletes through tough training days, while also playing a key role in supporting the team through their recovery process and travel demands, which is a key piece in the success of an International professional athlete.
Together, Body Science and Manu Samoa are looking toward the team’s highly anticipated Tour of New Zealand to play
five International matches in which they see as a fantastic opportunity to capitalise on the noise and excitement around
the game in New Zealand.
“The partnership with Manu Samoa means a lot to Body Science,” said Nathan Picklum, Director and Co-Owner.
“We’ve dominated the elite sport market in the Southern Hemisphere, and we’re ready to add Manu Samoa to our
International Teams. I am excited that we are partnering with Manu Samoa supporting such an iconic rugby nation.
With over 20 years of experience in elite level sports, Manu Samoa are confident that the partnership with Body Science
will produce fantastic results for our team.
Lakapi Samoa Head of High Performance, Seumanu Douglas Ngau Chun says “Nutrition & Recovery are paramount in
everything that we do. We are extremely pleased to partner with Body Science, I know they offer only the best quality
and range when it comes to providing our athletes with compression and nutrition to bolster recovery and
ABOUT BODY SCIENCE
Body Science, founded in 1999 in Australia, pioneered drug tested and post-match nutrition for athletes in Australia.
This changed the way the sporting industry looked at recovery and performance. The Body Science culture is defined by tradition and innovation. The combination of tradition, innovation and a range of heavily drug tested products offering
safe products when you dig deep is also reflected in not only their products but the staff, elite teams, and ambassadors.
Body Science is now the official supplier to some of the best athletes, sports teams and Olympians worldwide
Body Science Co-Owner Greg Young said, “the Samoan Team partnership is all about building international rugby
support. For us it’s about identifying a common passionate cause, the sport and its athletes. It’s about ignoring the conventional structure of sponsorship. Forget about the dollars & cents it’s about playing & loving the game. We love
sport it’s in our 22 year DNA”.
ABOUT LAKAPI SAMOA
Lakapi Samoa (formerly known as Samoa Rugby Union) is one of the most iconic and recognisable Rugby Organisations
in the world with a history of success and production of unbelievable talent.
Its flagship team, Manu Samoa, have long been one of the World’s most dominant teams in the Rugby World Cup and
also HSBC Sevens Series. Some of the sport’s most recognisable names have proudly worn the Lakapi Samoa crest on
their chests. The current National team includes high profile players such as Michael Alaalatoa, Jack Lam and Kane
Manu Samoa has had success with the team becoming World Series Sevens Champions, consistent Commonwealth
Games placings and achieving 7th as its highest World Rugby rating. In the Process of the success we have cemented our
place as a marquee brand in World Rugby.
Lakapi Samoa manages Manu Samoa, Manu Samoa 7s, Manusina, Manusina 7s and the domestic competitions. This
partnership offers an exclusive opportunity with the flag ship team, Manu Samoa and Manu Samoa 7s.