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A historical test match in Paradise

Friday 10th July 2015

All Blacks and Manu Samoa stand united after historical match

All Blacks and Manu Samoa stand united after historical match

Rugby history was made on Wednesday, 8th July 2015 when the mighty All Blacks played Manu Samoa for the first time in Samoa. The atmosphere was exciting as Samoa stood behind their boys in blue. Two proud teams left everything out on the field in front of a spirited and grateful crowd and as always, rugby was the winner on the day. The Right Honourable John Key and a few members of Cabinet as well as members of parliament and government officials all traveled to Samoa to witness this historical event. During Prime Minister Key's visit to Samoa, he signed a Double Tax Agreement with the Prime Minister of Samoa and opened a new play ground in Apia funded by NZAID. Congratulations to the All Blacks on the close win 25-16, but also to Manu Samoa for showing their true courage. The match was played in a good spirit and Samoa hopes that this will be one of many visits by the All Blacks to Samoa.