The Manu Samoa will play a warm-up game against Harlequins on Friday 17th August at Twickeham Stoop before heading to Rugby Wordl Cup in France. It was reported in http://www.quins.co.uk/ website that our very own Manu Samoa will be playing with the club in preparation for the RWC.
It will be a great move by Samoa Rugby Union to make sure our teams still have some game to chase for there match fitness.
However, the quality of the teams will be the big question. We will play Harlequins and few weeks later we will place 2nd Rank in the World, Springboks. This will be another different ball game and I feel for Manu Samoa. If they play club teams then how can we know our team is up to the standard of beating this tier one rugby nations. If someone tell me that is very impossible for Manu Samoa to beat the South Africans I will obviously agree with it. It is our pride that make us say we can do it. If reality it is a big ask for the boys in blue.
My only concern is our boys to put up a better perfromance then what we have in 2003. We have to make sure we beat England this time or else we will be flying home as soon as possible.
I believe if our sevens boys can do it our Manu Samoa can do it as well. It just need the right combination to deal with it. All the best for Manu Samoa preparations for the rugby world cup.