Seilala Mapusua talks about the pride of playing for Samoa

first_imgTuesday Aug 2, 2011 Seilala Mapusua talks about the pride of playing for Samoa Samoa have always been a proud rugby nation who over time have produced some incredible players. As the World Cup approaches, former London Irish centre Seilala Mapusua talks about the pride felt when representing their country. A few weeks back we watched on in awe of Samoa as they pulled off a brilliant upset win over the Wallabies , in Australia. While their performances at the Pacific Nations Cup shortly before that had been a bit puzzling, the Wallaby win showed how strong they can be when they get all their top players together, from all the different corners of the globe. Unfortunately one of the downfalls of professional rugby these days is that to make a decent living out of the game, their top players ply their trade elsewhere, predominantly in the UK and France. That’s both a good and a bad thing, for obvious reasons. Overall though, the experience, skills, and confidence they build when playing in some of the top leagues in the world means that as a unit, when timing and resources are right, they are capable of overturning even the best sides. And if they don’t beat you on the scorecard, you’ll feel beaten the next day anyway, as the physical element the pacific islanders bring to the game is fearsome. Just ask Rod Davies . All the talk ahead of the World Cup now though is about Samoa’s meetings with Wales, and of course defending champions South Africa, who themselves aren’t shy to mix it up physically. In 2007 Bryan Habana scored four tries against Samoa , but there were without a doubt a few bruised Boks following the match. This year will be no different, as the pride of the people drives the players to give their all out on the pitch. “We’ve always believed as a team that Manu Samoa belongs to the Samoan people, so we’re always playing for our people every time we pull on that blue jersey,” said Mapusua, referring to their tiny population of just 180 000. Seilala is ready, and if you’re not in the mood for the World Cup yet, you should be. We’ll continue to bring you preview videos, interviews, and all sorts of little bits of footage and info over the next few weeks as we lead up to the highly anticipated tournament. Do you think a Samoa have a genuine chance of upsetting Wales and/or South Africa?Time: 2:39 ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Interviews Related Articles 42 WEEKS AGO ‘You’re going to get backlash either way’… 46 WEEKS AGO England’s Ford-Farrell example could be a… 47 WEEKS AGO Prospect of new Pacific Islander franchise… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life Reports30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyShe Was the Most Beautiful Girl in the World. What She Looks Like Now is InsaneNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img

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