Rugby World Cup 2011: Samoa's Wales to celebrate whoever wins

Rugby World Cup Pool D: Wales v Samoa

Venue:
Waikato Stadium, Hamilton
Date:
Sunday, 18 September
Kick-off:
0430 BST
Coverage:
Scores and reports on the BBC Sport website plus live text commentaries on selected games including all home nations matches; updates on BBC Radio 5 live and BBC Radio Wales; watch live on ITV1/ITV4 & S4C; listen on talkSPORT radio & BBC Radio Cymru
Wales Manu Samoa 9-34 Moamoa Gale
Wales Manu Samoa 9-34 Moamoa Gale

The Samoan named after a famous win over Wales intends to celebrate whichever team wins Sunday's World Cup clash in Hamilton.

Wales Manu Samoa 9-34 Moamoa Gale was given his name following Wales' defeat on tour to the south Pacific in 1994.

He was born while the game was underway and said: "I love them both as I love my name.

"I only pray for a good game and both team's safety. Which ever team wins I'll be there to celebrate."

Gale, now 17 and a science student at the National University of Samoa, says the tournament encounter makes him feel like the "meat in a sandwich".

But he is proud with his unusual name, adding: "There is nobody in Samoa with the same name.

"Many Samoan people are named after relatives, friends etc which are very common in Samoa.

"There are also boys named Manu Samoa but there is only one Wales Manu Samoa 9-34 Moamoa Gale and that is me."

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