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Samoa Lead Ocenia Women’s Championship after 83-0 Annihilation of PNG


30 May 2023 Gold Coast, Queensland.  The Manusina have continued their dominance of the Oceania Womens Championship with an 83-0 annihilation of Papua New Guinea at Queensland’s Gold Coast on Friday night.

Samoa ran in 13 tries against the Cassowaries, who were reduced to 14 players in the 11th minute.

Please Keep Samoa Clean.

Fullback Hasting Leiataua and winger Michelle Curry both scored first half doubles in a match where Samoa left its opponent tryless.

Manusina had kicked off their Oceania Womens Championship campaign last Friday with a 69-5 thrashing of Tonga.

On Tuesday night against PNG, the Samoa national women’s rugby 15s side remained focused and showed no mercy towards their fellow Pacific opponents.

Team lineups for the 2 matches so far

Head Coach Ramsey Tomokino made several changes to the side who had beaten Tonga last Friday.

One notable change for fans of grassroots rugby in Samoa was the inclusion of local star Saelua “Lua” Leaula who started at

Fiji had beaten PNG 77-0 last Friday and today, Fiji defeated Tonga by 45-12.

Samoa now leads the Oceania Rugby Women’s Championship 2023 standings on points difference ahead of Fiji as the two sides head to their winner-takes-all meeting on Sunday.

It means that whoever emerges victorious from the Samoa v Fiji match at Bond University on Sunday will claim the championship title and their place in the World XV 2, alongside Scotland, Japan and South Africa.

The team that loses on Sunday will compete in WXV 3 this October. So far, Ireland, Kazakhstan and Kenya have confirmed their participation in the third level of the new women’s international 15s competition.

Samoa vs PNG by World Rugby