Samoa rugby manager fined 100 pigs for World Cup bad behaviour
Samoan rugby team manager Tuala Matthew Vaea has reportedly been fined 100 pigs by his village following allegations of bad behaviour at the Rugby World Cup.
Samoa captain Mahonri Schwalger complained to his country’s prime minister about the behaviour of rugby officials at the World Cup.
Leauva’a village chief Sala Lose told the New Zealand Heraldnewspaper the fine, worth around $NZ2500 ($A1900), was imposed because allegations made by Samoa captain Mahonri Schwalger had tarnished the chiefly title bestowed on Vaea.
Schwalger complained in a letter to Samoa Prime Minister Tuilaepa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi that Vaea and other senior Samoa Rugby Union officials treated the World Cup as a holiday, were often absent from the team and spent much of the tournament drinking with friends.
Vaea, who is no longer team manager, was not available for comment.
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