Samoan Rugby League 9s Team Strikes Gold at Pacific Games


In a dazzling display of skill, resilience, and team spirit, the Samoan Rugby League 9s team emerged triumphant, clinching the gold medal at the Pacific Games. This historic victory not only showcased Samoa’s prowess on the rugby field but also displayed the teams hunger for victory.

With Pesamino securing the first try in the first half, Tanuvasa gets over the line in the second half and secures the teams gold medals making the final score 8-0 in favor of the Samoans.

Ono Soialo and James Atonio soaking in the post-win atmosphere.

The gold medal win at the Pacific Games stands as a testament to the enduring legacy of Samoan rugby and a celebration of the remarkable achievements of these athletes on the global stage.


Brisin Manu Retzlaff-Lima