Special Moment for Frank Winterstein

By Ulimasao Fata ,

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TOA SAMOA: Frank Winterstein.

Frank Winterstein is both excited and proud to be part of the Toa Samoa squad again for the upcoming Rugby League World.

The young man from Safune, Saipipi and Vaipuna couldn’t have been more proud after his late selection for the Toa Samoa squad.

Frank Winterstein is currently playing for the Manly Sea Eagles N.R.L. club in Australia after three years in Rugby Union.

“I guess it was  good transition back to Rugby League after three years of playing Union at Japan and Australia sevens team,” he said.

Frank Winterstein last played for Toa Samoa in the 2013 Rugby League World Cup, before joining the Rugby Union.

“I am very excited and proud to be able to join the Toa Samoa squad again for this year’s Rugby League World Cup,” he said.

“It’s a special moment for me to be back again for the Toa Samoa and this quality team.”

TOA SAMOA: Frank Winterstein. Photo / Misiona Simo
TOA SAMOA: Frank Winterstein. Photo / Misiona Simo

Frank Winterstein said the trip back to Samoa was a great idea.

 “It always good to come back and give back to the community and plus some of the boys in the team have never been to Samoa before.”

“It’s good to come back and get to know more of the Samoan culture and draw inspiration from the local people before our World Cup campaign.”

“It is also good to come and have our training sessions in local parks to let the community come and push us for our campaign”.

Frank is not intimidated by the teams in their pool but instead he said he had confident in the boys.

“Kiwis, Tonga and Scotland are all in good shape, and they are not coming to lose, but I am confident of the team we have.”

“I also believe that if we play the best we can, surely we can match them up because I know we are there to make up the numbers, we are there to compete for the best we can,” he added.

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