Samoa A national rugby union team

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Samoa A
Logo Samoa Rugby.svg
UnionSamoa Rugby Union
Emblem(s)the Southern Cross
Team kit

Samoa A is a national representative rugby union team of the Samoan rugby union. It is the second-tier side to the Samoa national rugby union team. Samoa A competes in the Pacific Challenge, formerly known as the Pacific Rugby Cup, against teams including Tonga A and Fiji Warriors.[1] Since 2016, the team has also competed in the Americas Pacific Challenge.

Between 2006 and 2010, Samoa was represented by two teams at the Pacific Rugby Cup; Upolu Samoa and Savaii Samoa. The two teams were replaced in 2011 by Samoa A which is now the sole Samoan representative in the Pacific Challenge. The tournament is now mainly contested by national 'A' teams.

International results[edit]

Matches against national teams or national 'A" teams up to and including 2014 Pacific Rugby Cup:

22-03-2011 Samoa A 12–23 Fiji Warriors Churchill Park, Lautoka
26-03-2011 Tonga A 15–13 Samoa A Lawaqa Park, Sigatoka
11-10-2012 Samoa A 18–20 Tonga A Teufaiva Stadium, Nuku'alofa
15-10-2012 Fiji Warriors 42–34 Samoa A Teufaiva Stadium, Nuku'alofa
04-03-2014 Samoa A 27–18 Tonga A TG Milner Field, Sydney
11-03-2014 Pampas XV 38–24 Samoa A David Phillips Field, Sydney

Record[edit]

Honours[edit]

Pacific Rugby Cup

Americas Pacific Challenge

Season standings[edit]

Pacific Challenge (formerly Pacific Rugby Cup)

Year Pos Pld W D L F A +/- TB LB Pts Final  Notes
2018
2017
2016
2015
2014 4th 4 1 0 3 82 91 -9 1 2 7   Finished 4th in Pool B
2013 2nd 6 2 0 4 134 198 -64 1 1 10   Runner-up on league table (no final)
2012 2nd 8 3 0 5 191 238 -47 0 1 13   Runner-up on league table (no final)
2011 2nd 8 3 0 5 135 171 -36 1 2 15   Runner-up on league table (no final)

Americas Pacific Challenge

Year Pos Pld W D L F A +/- TB LB Pts Final  Notes
2018  
2017 4th 3 1 0 2 90 142 -52 2 1 7   Fourth on league table (no final)
2016 3rd 3 2 0 1 97 103 -6 1 0 9   Third on league table (no final)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Samoa A beats Tonga 27-18 in Pacific Rugby Cup Campaign". Talamua. 4 March 2014. Retrieved 28 January 2015.

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