Manu Samoa


Saturday, 30 June 2007

Where are we from the RWC?

Last night we watch the Wallabies fought from behind and beat world number one team All Blacks, 20 – 15. It was one of the best games of rugby I have ever seen. In the past two weeks the South Africans beat Wallabies and in a close match. The All Blacks managed to break the defense of the Springboks and claim victory in South Africa last week. Now we have been watching some great footballs and great display of the oval ball. That was the Tri-Nations in its best! This teams like the All Blacks, Springboks and the Wallabies just started there tournaments.

The big question is; where is our Manu Samoa, Flying Fijian and Ikale Tahi now? Last week we witnessed a great display of rugby from Samoa and Fiji but Tonga was two weeks ago. However, we have 70 more days then Samoa will play South Africa, but 3 days on then Tonga will play USA and Fiji will play against Japan. Are we going to play any more games from now on?

I know the answer will be a big “NO”! According to sources we the Pacific Islanders will play against top rugby club teams in France weeks before the tournament. Will the All Blacks, Wallabies and Springboks play top French club teams before the Rugby World Cup? No I don’t think so, that is why rugby will never beat Soccer. The oval game will never be globalizing if we continue to play the same practice.

The only thing I can recommend is teams like our Island teams can make a move and get to have another Triangular Series for us before we reach the RWC. We need to play professional 80 minutes from now on to prepare our teams. If we only play club teams then we will never ever match the like of All Blacks, Wallabies and Springboks.

I only hope we see our Island teams perform well in the RWC and one team from our region make it to the quarterfinals. If we all have a early exit then we should have a Tier One and Tier Two Rugby World Cup. We should have two world cups because I believe Samoa, Tonga and Fiji only come close but not close enough.

Come on Flying Fijians, Ikale Tahi and Manu Samoa. Let’s all go and make a change in this coming Rugby World Cup. You all need to believe in yourselves and have confidence you guys can do it.

Good Luck to our Island boys

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Well I true aye the All Blacks and other teams are playing but our PI's teams are relaxing. Thats why come the RWC we will always continue to relax...cheers