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This could be the WEIRDEST name ever in rugby

World Cup Anthony Manu Samoa Tuiavii.

He’s amazingly named after Samoa’s efforts at the 1991 Rugby World Cup. World Cup ironically now plays rugby league instead of rugby union.

As Tuiavii was making his way into the world, his dad, Agato – a big rugby fan – was still on cloud nine with how the national team were performing in their maiden Rugby World Cup appearance in 1991.



A historic win over Wales, a narrow loss to Australia and then a win over Argentina had them into the quarterfinals, and World Cup arrived a day after that victory over the Pumas.

“I looked at my passport and birth certificate, and was like, ‘oh, so is that my whole name’,” World Cup said.


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“I did not realise. “I was shocked as, out of all the names, and he [dad] named me World Cup.

“I was like ‘oh ok cool’, and I just asked them [his parents] ‘how did I get that?’ and they started telling me.”

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