• 10-AUG-2008

Rugby World Cup 2008

All in the Family
The passion, power and pace of rugby will be on display September 7-October 20 at the Rugby World Cup in France and nowhere will that be more visible then with Andy, Henry and Alex Tuilagi, three brothers from the Pacific island of Samoa who will be playing together on Team Samoa for the first time at a World Cup. Their country may be small but Samoa's rugby passion looms large with a tradition in the sport that dates back more than a century. Interviews available upon request...

The Tradition of the Tatau
In Samoa, the traditional body tattoo, or "tatau," is a symbol of honor, family and courage. At the 2007 Rugby World Cup, PUMA has captured the spirit of the Samoan Tatau by incorporating the traditional pattern and motif from retired rugby legend Freddie Tuilagi onto the actual Team Samoa uniform that the team will wear beginning September 9th in Paris. Interviews with Freddie Tuilagi and other Samoa rugby players available upon request...

Samoa Begins Rugby World Cup Campaign
Team Samoa began its Rugby World Cup camp in Leicester, England, this week. They will play English club teams the Harlequins, Northampton and the Sale Sharks over the next two weeks before departing for Paris on August 31st. The team is lead by coach Michael Jones, a former All Black and Samoan rugby legend - and features the Tuilagi brothers, Alex, Andy and Henry. Additional press materials and quotes available upon request...