12 Samoans who lit up the Gallagher Premiership - Ruck

12 Samoans who lit up the Gallagher Premiership

RUCK.co.uk brings you some of the best Samoa players to ever grace the Gallagher Premiership.

Va’aiga Tuigamala

The winger qualifies for this select group via his Samoan heritage. He also played more Tests for Samoa than he did for New Zealand but, above all else, taught everyone at Wigan and Newcastle Falcons what class looked like regardless of the code he was playing. He’s still talked about two decades on from Newcastle’s title-winning heyday.

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Pat Lam

In his first season at Newcastle, he made 22 appearances as they won the 1997-98 Premiership. However, after that triumph he moved on to Northampton Saints, with whom he won the 1999–2000 Heineken Cup Lam moved back to Newcastle Falcons for the 2001–02 season, playing with the club for a year before retiring.

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Kahn Fotuali’i

Fotuali’i has extended his stay at Bath Rugby just this week. The 35-year-old scrum-half joined from Northampton Saints in the summer of 2016 and quickly became one of the club’s most influential players. The Samoan international was named Best Back and Supporters’ Player of the Year at the end-of-season awards.