Seven Talavalu chosen to train in Australia
Seven Talavalu players are enroute today to Canberra, Australia to participate in the Oceania 7s academy at the Australian Institute of Sports, Feb. 24- 27. Participation in the elite academy is by an invitation extended and funded by the IRB when American Samoa qualified for the Hong Kong Series.
Pictured are the seven in no particular order: Taeao Paaga, Pentateuch Vaki, Feite Okesene, Kamilo Soi, Niki Kata Lua, James Iosefo Venasio and Joseph Ray Poyer. Traveling with the squad is Talavalu training Squad coach Leota Setefano Fata (not pictured)
The rest of the 15-man training squad will remain behind in Apia to train at the Samoa Rugby Union’s High Performance Unit Center at Faleata along with Team Manager Tommy Elisara.