Samu Manoa


Mar 05, 1985
California (United States of America)
198 cm
123 kg
Samu Manoa

Player Biog

Since playing his first professional game of rugby when the Saints faced Gloucester on the opening day of the 2011/12 season, Samu Manoa has racked up an unparalleled amount of honours and awards with the club.

It is hard to remember a player who has had as much of an impact on the Saints in recent years – or the Aviva Premiership for that matter.

After just one season in English rugby’s top flight, the huge hitting second row was included in the Premiership Dream Team and won the first of back-to-back Supporters’ Player of the Season awards at the Gardens..

After playing 36 out of 39 matches in the 2013/14 season, he was shortlisted for the Aviva Premiership’s Player of the Season, narrowly losing out to Harlequins full-back Mike Brown.

Born in Concord, California and from Tongan descent, the US Eagle joined the club from San Francisco Golden Gate, with whom he won the National Super League Championship in 2009.

In his final game for the Golden Gate, Samu showed his nose for the tryline, opening the scoring as his side claimed the title once more.

In 2013, Samu became one of only three Americans to be invited to play for the Barbarians, and was included in the line-up against the British & Irish Lions alongside fellow Saints scrum-half, Kahn Foutali’i.


05/09/2014Aviva Premiership   Gloucester RugbyN800000
14/09/2014Aviva Premiership   WaspsN800000
21/09/2014Aviva Premiership   Newcastle FalconsN800000
27/09/2014Aviva Premiership   Bath RugbyN800000
04/10/2014Aviva Premiership   London IrishN800000
11/10/2014Aviva Premiership   Sale SharksN8300015
18/10/2014European Rugby Champions Cup   Racing Metro 92N800000
25/10/2014European Rugby Champions Cup   OspreysN800000
14/11/2014Aviva Premiership   Exeter ChiefsSR00000
23/11/2014Aviva Premiership   SaracensN800000
30/11/2014Aviva Premiership   London WelshSR10005
06/12/2014European Rugby Champions Cup   Benetton Rugby TrevisoN810005
13/12/2014European Rugby Champions Cup   Benetton Rugby TrevisoRep300015
20/12/2014Aviva Premiership   Leicester TigersN800000
27/12/2014Aviva Premiership   HarlequinsN810005
02/01/2015Aviva Premiership   Newcastle FalconsN800000
18/01/2015European Rugby Champions Cup   OspreysN800000
24/01/2015European Rugby Champions Cup   Racing Metro 92N800000
13/02/2015Aviva Premiership   London IrishSR00000
21/02/2015Aviva Premiership   Bath RugbyFL00000
27/02/2015Aviva Premiership   HarlequinsFL10005
07/03/2015Aviva Premiership   Gloucester RugbyN810005
14/03/2015LV= Cup   SaracensSR00000
27/03/2015Aviva Premiership   WaspsN800000
04/04/2015European Rugby Champions Cup   ASM Clermont AuvergneSR00000
12/04/2015Aviva Premiership   Exeter ChiefsSR00000
25/04/2015Aviva Premiership   SaracensN810005
09/05/2015Aviva Premiership   London WelshN800000
07/09/2013Aviva Premiership   Exeter ChiefsRep10005
13/09/2013Aviva Premiership   HarlequinsN800000
21/09/2013Aviva Premiership   Gloucester RugbySR10005
27/09/2013Aviva Premiership   Sale SharksRep00000
05/10/2013Aviva Premiership   Leicester TigersSR00000
12/10/2013Heineken Cup   Castres OlympiqueRep00000
20/10/2013Heineken Cup   OspreysN810005
26/10/2013Aviva Premiership   SaracensSR10005
03/11/2013Aviva Premiership   London IrishSR00000
30/11/2013Aviva Premiership   Worcester WarriorsSR10005
07/12/2013Heineken Cup   LeinsterSR00000
14/12/2013Heineken Cup   LeinsterN800000
21/12/2013Aviva Premiership   WaspsSR00000
28/12/2013Aviva Premiership   Bath RugbyN810005
03/01/2014Aviva Premiership   HarlequinsN800000
12/01/2014Heineken Cup   OspreysN800000
17/01/2014Heineken Cup   Castres OlympiqueN800000
01/02/2014LV= Cup   SaracensSR200010
08/02/2014Aviva Premiership   Exeter ChiefsSR10005
15/02/2014Aviva Premiership   Worcester WarriorsSR00000
23/02/2014Aviva Premiership   Newcastle FalconsSR00000
01/03/2014Aviva Premiership   Gloucester RugbyRep00000
08/03/2014LV= Cup   SaracensRep00000
16/03/2014LV= Cup   Exeter ChiefsSR10005
13/04/2014Aviva Premiership   SaracensN800000
20/04/2014Aviva Premiership   London IrishSR00000
25/04/2014Amlin Challenge Cup   HarlequinsSR00000
02/05/2014Aviva Premiership   Bath RugbySR00000
10/05/2014Aviva Premiership   WaspsRep00000
16/05/2014Aviva Premiership   Leicester TigersSR00000
23/05/2014Amlin Challenge Cup   Bath RugbySR00000
31/05/2014Aviva Premiership   SaracensSR00000
01/09/2012   Gloucester RugbySR00000
09/09/2012   Exeter ChiefsSR00000
14/09/2012   Bath RugbySR00000
22/09/2012   Worcester WarriorsSR00000
28/09/2012   WaspsSR00000
06/10/2012   London IrishSR00000
14/10/2012   Glasgow WarriorsSR00000
19/10/2012   Castres OlympiqueSR00000
27/10/2012   SaracensRep00000
03/11/2012   Leicester TigersSR00000
18/11/2012   Newport Gwent DragonsSR00000
24/11/2012   London WelshSR00000
30/11/2012   Sale SharksSR00000
07/12/2012   UlsterSR00000
15/12/2012   UlsterSR00000
22/12/2012   HarlequinsSR00000
30/12/2012   SaracensSR00000
05/01/2013   Exeter ChiefsRep00000
11/01/2013   Castres OlympiqueSR00000
19/01/2013   Glasgow WarriorsSR00000
26/01/2013   Gloucester RugbyFL00000
02/02/2013   Exeter ChiefsRep00000
09/02/2013   Gloucester RugbySR00000
16/02/2013   Worcester WarriorsFL10005
23/02/2013   Bath RugbySR00000
02/03/2013   London IrishFL10005
23/03/2013   WaspsFL00000
30/03/2013   Leicester TigersFL00000
14/04/2013   London WelshN800000
20/04/2013   Sale SharksRep00000
04/05/2013   HarlequinsN800000
12/05/2013   SaracensN800000
25/05/2013   Leicester TigersN800000
04/09/2011   Gloucester RugbySR00000
09/09/2011   HarlequinsSR00000
17/09/2011   London IrishSR00000
23/09/2011   Sale SharksSR00000
30/09/2011   Worcester WarriorsSR00000
08/10/2011   Exeter ChiefsSR00000
22/10/2011   OspreysRep00000
29/10/2011   Newcastle FalconsSR00000
06/11/2011   WaspsRep00000
12/11/2011   MunsterRep00000
18/11/2011   ScarletsRep00000
26/11/2011   SaracensRep00000
03/12/2011   Leicester TigersRep00000
10/12/2011   Castres OlympiqueN810005
18/12/2011   Castres OlympiqueN800000
24/12/2011   Bath RugbyRep00000
31/12/2011   Newcastle FalconsSR00000
06/01/2012   HarlequinsSR00000
14/01/2012   ScarletsSR00000
21/01/2012   MunsterSR00000
28/01/2012   Bath RugbyN800000
04/02/2012   WaspsRep00000
11/02/2012   Gloucester RugbySR00000
18/02/2012   Sale SharksSR00000
26/02/2012   London IrishFL00000
04/03/2012   SaracensSR00000
14/04/2012   Leicester TigersSR00000