Samu Manoa

Samu Manoa
USA Rugby Eagle Profile
Eagle No.419
BornMarch 15, 1985
HometownConcord, CAUnited States (US)
PositionsBack Row (XV), Lock, Number 8
High School Mount Diablo High School
Height6'6"
Weight275
Club Cardiff Blues
Caps XV: 22
Previous Clubs
Northampton Saints
Toulon
Twitter  @Blockmonstahz

Samu Manoa began playing rugby when he was 13 where his father and uncle served as his coaches. After seven years (2003-2010) with San Francisco Golden Gate, Manoa got a call from the Men's Eagles and earned his first cap against Georgia in November of 2010.

As Manoa continued to develop his skills as a high-level athlete, becoming known for his physicality and hard hits, he made his second appearance with the Eagles in 2013 and from there was a consistent presence. In 2015, Manoa was selected for Rugby World Cup in England where he earned a captaincy during the pool stages.

Two years later in June of 2018, he helped the Eagles in their historic upset of then No. 6 Scotland in Houston.


Match List

DateVenueOpponentTeamCompetitionResult
25 Nov, 12:00 amMikheil Meskhi Stadium (Lokomotivi Stadium)GeorgiaMen's Eagles
Autumn Internationals
20 - 21
DateVenueOpponentTeamCompetitionResult
DateVenueOpponentTeamCompetitionResult
DateVenueOpponentTeamCompetitionResult
30 Aug, 3:00 pmPPL ParkHarlequinsMen's Eagles
Pre-Rugby World Cup
19 - 24
20 Sep, 7:00 amFalmer StadiumSamoaMen's Eagles
RWC
16 - 25
27 Sep, 9:30 amElland RoadScotlandMen's Eagles
RWC
16 - 39
07 Oct, 11:45 amOlympic StadiumSouth AfricaMen's Eagles
RWC
0 - 64
11 Oct, 3:00 pmKingsholm StadiumJapanMen's Eagles
RWC
18 - 28
DateVenueOpponentTeamCompetitionResult
12 Nov, 11:00 amStadionul Arcul de TriumfRomaniaMen's Eagles
Autumn Internationals
10 - 23
19 Nov, 11:00 amEstadio AnoetaTongaMen's Eagles
Autumn Internationals
17 - 20
DateVenueOpponentTeamCompetitionResult
09 Jun, 8:00 pmDick's Sporting Goods ParkRussiaMen's Eagles
EASS
62 - 13
16 Jun, 9:00 pmBBVA Compass StadiumScotlandMen's Eagles
EASS
30 - 29
23 Jun, 3:00 pmWanderers GroundsCanadaMen's Eagles
June Internationals
42 - 17
24 Nov, 12:30 pmAviva StadiumIrelandMen's Eagles
Autumn Internationals
14 - 55