Tiatia is a surname in Samoa and if you have this surname it is only from the village of Gataivai, Savaii Samoa so you will have ancestory linking you to Gataivai. Notable people with the surname include:
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The Samoa national rugby union team represents Samoa in men's international rugby union and it's governed by the Samoa Rugby Union. The name Manu Samoa is in honour of a famous Samoan warrior. They perform a traditional Samoan challenge called the siva tau before each game. Samoa Rugby Union were formerly members of the Pacific Islands Rugby Alliance (PIRA) along with Fiji and Tonga. They are ranked 15th in the world.
Earl Va'a is a former rugby union and rugby league footballer who played internationally for Samoa. He has played as a fly-half in union and as a fullback and five-eighth in league.
Va'aiga Lealuga 'Inga' Tuigamala is a former professional rugby union and rugby league player. Born in Samoa, he represented New Zealand in rugby union, winning 19 caps, and later Samoa in both rugby league and rugby union. He played in one rugby league and two rugby union World Cups.
Apollo Perelini is a New Zealand former dual-code international rugby union and rugby league footballer who played in the 1990s and 2000s, and has coached in the 2000s and 2010s. He played representative rugby union (RU) for New Zealand Under-21s, Samoa and World XV and at club level for Auckland, North Harbour and Sale Sharks, and representative rugby league (RL) for Western Samoa and at club level for St Helens, as a prop or second-row.
Henry Fa'afili is a Samoan-born New Zealand former professional rugby league and rugby union footballer who played in the 1990s, 2000s and 2010s. He played representative rugby league (RL) for New Zealand Secondary Schools, the New Zealand Junior Kiwis, New Zealand and Samoa, and at club level for Auckland Warriors and the Warrington Wolves, as a wing, centre, stand-off, or second-row, he switched codes in 2007, and played representative rugby union (RU) for Samoa, and at club level for Biarritz Olympique, Leeds Carnegie and Connacht Rugby, as a wing, or centre.
Rugby union in Samoa is the country's most popular sport. The national teams in both the standard 15-man game and rugby sevens are consistently competitive against teams from vastly more populous nations.
Rugby union in Fiji is a popular team sport and is considered to be the national sport of the country. The sport was introduced to Fiji in the 1880s. Fiji is defined as a tier two rugby nation by World Rugby. The national team has competed at the Rugby World Cup and made it as far as the quarter finals. Their sevens team is also noted for their success, and have won the Rugby World Cup Sevens twice and the World Rugby Sevens Series three times.
So'oialo is a surname, and may refer to:
Filogia Ian "Filo" Tiatia is a New Zealand international rugby union footballer, best known as a back-row forward and occasional lock for Welsh region the Ospreys.
Samoan New Zealanders are Samoan immigrants in New Zealand, their descendants, and New Zealanders of Samoan ethnic descent. They constitute one of New Zealand's most sizeable ethnic minorities. In the 2013 census, 144,138 New Zealanders identified themselves as being of Samoan ethnicity with 50,658 stating that they were born in Samoa, and 636 stating that they were born in American Samoa.
Afoa is a surname. People with this surname include:
Gataivai is a village on the island of Savai'i in Samoa. It is situated on the south east coast of the island in Palauli district.
Filipo or Filipos is a given name and a surname. The following people have that name:
Sinoti Sinoti is a New Zealand Rugby Union footballer. He currently plays for Newcastle Falcons in Premiership Rugby and for the Samoa national rugby union team.
The Western Suburbs RFC, or Wests Roosters, is a rugby union club based in Wellington, New Zealand. Wests is a constituent club of the Wellington Rugby Football Union. The club was founded in 1983 as an amalgamation of the Athletic, Karori and Onslow rugby clubs. Wests won the Jubilee Cup in 1998 and the Hardham Cup in 2000, and 2003.
The Samoa women's national rugby league team, also known as the Fetū Samoa, represents Samoa in Women's rugby league. They are administered by the Rugby League Samoa.
The Sunwolves – currently known as the HITO-Communications Sunwolves for sponsorship reasons – is a professional rugby union team and is Japan's representative team in SANZAAR's international Super Rugby competition. The team is based in Tokyo, Japan, but also plays some home matches in Singapore. They made their debut in Super Rugby in 2016. In March 2019, it was announced that 2020 would be the final season for the Sunwolves after failing to negotiate a contract due to financial considerations.
Chase Jackson Tiatia is a New Zealand-born, Samoan rugby union player who currently plays as a utility back for Bay of Plenty in New Zealand's domestic Mitre 10 Cup.
Filo or Fillo may refer to the following people:
Vaea is a Polynesian surname and male given name, derived from that of Mount Vaea on Upolu island, Samoa.