Samoa described as 'slaves being fed to the lions' ahead of England Test - Ruck

Samoa described as ‘slaves being fed to the lions’ ahead of England Test

England’s Rugby Union is expected to collect around ten million pounds from the gate and the cash-strapped Samoa Rugby Union wanted at least 30 percent of that.

However, the RFU has refused and is instead donating a goodwill gesture of £75,000.



Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, who is also the SRU chairman, says home unions keeping 100 per cent of gate takings is an old system based on “stupidity”.

“We have seen all the unions in the south replenish the bank accounts of all the unions in the north and we come back empty-handed,” he said.


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He said 30 per cent of gate takings of three games in Europe would keep the Samoan Rugby Union going for five years.

The financially-strapped SRU has claimed it’s bankrupt, which World Rugby has denied.

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