First country pulls out of the Autumn Internationals - Ruck

First country pulls out of the Autumn Internationals

Samoa have announced they have withdrawn from three November matches in Europe due to coronavirus travel problems.

“The decision by the Lakapi Samoa Board was taken in line with the relevant Samoa Government’s Health Special Travel Advice and recognise further Covid-related challenges in relation to players based in New Zealand,” the governing body said in a statement.

The Pacific Islanders were scheduled to face Georgia, Spain and the Barbarians next month.

The statement said discussions were being held over fielding a ‘Manu Samoa selection’ side with players who are able to travel for the BaaBaas fixture on November 27.


Manu Samoa Sevens have also pulled out of two Sevens World Series legs in Dubai in November and December.

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