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VIDEO: Samoan stars head back to Latchford school
4:00pm Monday 21st October 2013 in News
THE stars of the Samoan rugby league team were so inspired by their welcome to Warrington - they decided to give their hosts a return visit to repay the gesture.
School children from Latchford St James Primary School in the town performed their version of the Samoan haka, named Siva Tau, as the players arrived at the Village Hotel last Tuesday.
And the team, who will train in Warrington for the Rugby League World Cup, decided to visit the school on Friday to perform their own version for them.
They will take on New Zealand at The Halliwell Jones Stadium on Sunday to kick off the tournament.
Mose Masoe, aged 24, has signed for St Helens in 2014, and reflected on how welcome the team has been made to feel.
He said: “It’s lovely here. The people are really nice and welcoming.
“I went for a look around the town and there’s items saying ‘We’re supporting Samoa’. It’s a bit of a buzz for us.
“We went to the school and the kids did the Samoan Haka and we did ours back.
“It was cool to see that they’re learning our culture, of such a small island in the Pacific.
“It meant a lot to us that someone’s taking notice of our little island.”
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