Samoa and Tonga turned down chance to play rugby test elsewhere

Kuo fai foki ha tipeiti mo hono fehu’ia hili e va’inga ‘a Tonga mo Ha’amoa ne toki ‘osi pe ne fakapotopoto ko ā ke tuku ange ke na tau he fu’u ‘aho ‘uha lahi pea pelepela’. Ka kuo ‘omi ‘eni ha tali mei he ‘Asosieisini ‘A e Kau Va’inga Pasifikii’ ‘o pehē na’e ‘osi ‘oange ke fili e ongo timi’ pe te na loto ke hiki e va’inga ki ha toe fonua kehe he mahino ‘i ha ngaahi ‘aho ki mu’a ‘e tu’u ‘a e ‘ea’ ki Ha’amoa’ ‘e ‘uha lahi. Ko e fakahā ‘eni ki he ongo timi lolotonga ha ako va’inga ‘i Nu’u Sila ka ne na loto pe ke na va’inga pe ‘i Ha’amoa. Ne ‘i ai mo e hoha’a ki heni ‘a e ‘Akapulu ‘a Māmani’ ka ne hili hano sivi’i pe ‘e he fakamāu’ ‘a e mala’e pea ne pehē ne taau pe ke fai ai ‘a e va’inga’. Na’e fo’i foki ‘a e ‘Ikale Tahi’ he Manu Samoa 25 – 17.

By Radio New Zealand Samoa and Tonga turned down the chance to play last weekend’s Pacific Nations Cup rugby test in another country despite World Rugby expressing concern about the state of the playing field at Apia Park. Manu Samoa beat Tonga 25-17 on Saturday afternoon in wet and muddy ground conditions, which raised questions…


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