- DOB9 Feb 2000
Son of Viliami – who played for Cornish Pirates, Yorkshire Carnegie, London Welsh, Ampthill and Tonga – Samson Ma’asi started his rugby at Stanningley in West Yorkshire at just five years old.
The hooker later moved to Ampthill and won their Player of the Year award for three successive seasons before being picked up by Saints Academy as a 13-year-old.
Rising through the ranks at Saints, Ma’asi featured for Saints’ Under-18s before earning the call-up to England Under-18s in March 2018 – making his debut days later at Murrayfield as England beat Scotland 64-0.
A month later the hooker was back at Franklin’s Gardens and donned the Black, Green and Gold jersey for the first time, coming off the bench for his first senior Club appearance in the Mobbs Memorial Match against the British Army.
Ma’asi then signed his first professional contract to join the Senior Academy ahead of the 2018/19 season.