Samoa Sets Up Big Win
USA Tomahawk eligible Tui Samoa has turned in a stellar performance to help his Queensland Rugby League team Redcliffe power home to a big 36-6 win against Wynnum-Manly in a top of the table clash Sunday in Brisbane.
Samoa, who started the game on the bench, scored the final try of the match as well as setting up an earlier score, to finish up as one of the Dolphins’ best on the day.
From the moment he set foot on the field midway through the first half, the nuggety utility player had an immediate impact on proceedings.
Everything he did, whether it was hit-ups, tackles or kick chases, Samoa did it at lightning speed - his efforts helping lift his teammates.
The scores were locked at 0-0 when Samoa came on, but by the time the fulltime whistle had blown Redcliffe had inflicted one of the heaviest defeats of the season on the former Intrust Super Cup leading Seagulls.
The result also clinched the Herald Cup for the Dolphins, an annual trophy the two clubs play for, as well as setting Redcliffe on its way to the 2012 club championship.
Samoa is eligible for the Tomahawks by virtue of the fact the he originally hails from American Samoa, and as such, he has been bracketed in the American National Rugby League’s elite player pool for next year’s Rugby League World Cup.