Photo by barry markowitz courtesy bluesky. The traditional capital of manuʻa is the village of taʻū on the island of taʻū.
More photos in monday s samoa news print edition.
Samoan manu. Manu samoa s joe perez lost control of the ball as he appeared to be scoring a try vs the usa eagles. The name manu samoa comes from a famous samoan warrior originally called manusamoa isamaeli. The eagles overpowered samoa 19 5 at the vancouver 7s day 1 bc place vancouver canada.
Samoan oral historical traditions state that manu a was a ruling center of a large polynesian empire which included all of the samoan archipelago and other nearby islands such as tonga and fiji. The two word abbreviation means bird of samoa which is used by the samoan rugby team. The samoan rugby team also perform a traditional samoan challenge or war dance called the siva tau which used to be performed before battle in ancient times.
Samoa s rugby team le manu samoa performs this battle dance at the beginning of every game soso mai i totonu i totonu soso mai soso mai i totonu i totonu soso mai le manu samoa lenei ua ou sau.