27 Dec 2013

Sport: Samoa hoping to attract more top level players

8:41 am on 27 December 2013

The Samoa Rugby Union is hopeful that more top level players will commit themselves to Manu Samoa in the leadup to the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

During 2013 Super Rugby regulars Alapati Leiua, Jack Lam and Faifili Levave all made their debut for the Manu, having previously turned down international call-ups.

There are still a number of other players with the option of dual eligibility and Samoa Rugby CEO Fred Amoa says they'd love more to follow.

"Well, we're grateful that we're able to get some of the Super 15, in terms of New Zealand and Australian players, of that level. It always will help, in the sense of our preparations and our teams, having their vast experience through our rugby teams. So we're very pleased and we'd like to invite more players who would consider playing for the Manu Samoa team."

Fred Amoa.