Samoa will be celebrating its 55th year of independence by making sporting history when it hosts this first Investec Super Rugby Championship match on 2nd June 2017. The match between the Auckland Blues vs Queensland Reds will be played under lights at the Apia Park Stadium, with the Government backing the fixture, and indicating that it hopes to secure more Super Rugby matches in Samoa in the future.
In 2015, Samoa hosted the All Blacks when it played Manu Samoa. The historic event was hugely successful and showcased Samoa’s ability to host international events at the highest level.
Samoa has placed great effort in building sports tourism, notably with sporting facilities which have been designed to attract international sporting events. Many of these were either built or improved upon for the 2007 South Pacific Games.