Matt Parish is in Honolulu with the Toa Residents accompanied by their coach Ponifasio Vasa and Asst coach John Lemisio. The squad consists of players based in Samoa, New Zealand and Australia.
A debut for two Queensland and two New Zealand based players who will run out onto Aloha Stadium in the Blue of Toa Samoa!
The team has a three day turn around before playing Tonga at Aloha Stadium on Saturday. The RLIF sanction test match will be the first time for many of these players to represent Samoa.
Toa Samoa Residents 2015 Hawaii Tour
Ionatana Tino [Apia/Australia] Aotealofa Tuimavave [Brisbane-Australia] Tyson Lofipo [Brisbane-Australia] Faalele Iosua [Apia Barracudas-Samoa] David Fetalaiga [Marist Saints-Samoa] Arden McCarthy (Vice Capt) [New Zealand] Gordon Lemisio [Marist Saints-Samoa] Emile Fanene [Marist Saints-Samoa] David Masoe (Capt) [Apia/Australia] Simon Ieremia [New Zealand] Heing Faanoi [Apia Barracudas-Samoa] Willie Peace [New Zealand] Asora Tuiloma [Scopa-Samoa] Iati Jnr Talia Iati [Scopa-Samoa] Vaiaga Sasa [Vaitele West Tigers-Samoa] Robert Bartley [Scopa-Samoa] Lemisio Pati [Scopa-Samoa] Isitolo Poleka [Apia Barracudas-Samoa]
Ponifasio Vasa [Coach] John Lemisio [Asst Coach] Filifilituna Tovio [Team Manager] Taefu Asalele [Team Manager] Matt Parish [Technical Advisor] Dan Asuao [Liasion Officer – Hawaii] George Meleisea [Hawaii Chapter]
Leo Brown [Non travelling reserves] Leti Faalavaau [Non travelling reserves] Ramon Filipine [Non travelling injured player]