2004 POLYNESIAN CUP

Samoa 7-8-50 Tonga 4-5-29

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On a hot and humid Saturday in Samoa the Tongan team were geared for their first ever Aussie Rules International. The field, a full size oval, the teams 18 a side, the umpires were set, coaches ready, national anthem sung and sipi tau completed, we were ready for to write our names in the history books.

Samoa had many advantages in the match but out boys showed that they have a will to play the game and the desire to win. Our boys have never played 18 a side Aussie Rules, never played on a full length field and they have only been playing for the last 5 months, with this in mind going down by only 21 points is a huge success and teams throughout the world should be now wondering what will come from next year.



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