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Mose Masoe and Sia Soliola team up for Samoan version of the haka
8:19pm Monday 21st October 2013 in News
SAINTS new giant Mose Masoe may have cut a fearsome sight doing the Samoan version of the haka - but he was warm and friendly as he enjoyed his first taste of life in the UK.
The ex-Penrith Panthers forward joined future Saints team-mate Sia Soliola and the rest of the Samoan Rugby League World Cup squad in a visit to Latchford St James Primary School, in Warrington to perform the dance, named Siva Tau, to the children.
The squad, which includes former Saints half back Sean Long on the coaching staff, were welcomed by children from the school who performed their own routine at the Village Hotel, in Warrington.
And the Saints signing for 2014 was pleased with the team’s warm welcome to England.
He told the Star: “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 on the Pacific.
It meant a lot to us that someone’s taking notice of our little island.”
Samoa will open their World Cup campaign against holders New Zealand at the Halliwell Jones Stadium, Warrington on Sunday in a tasty looking all-Pacific encounter.