I think the fear around Samoa-China debt has impacted negatively on the nations psyche and is misleading when Samoa has spent within her means.
Tonga on the other hand who are proudly making waves in the NRL are struggling to keep on top of their debt repayments.
While it would be nice to have the Manu Samoa on top of the leader board, it is probably better to have a struggling team, than a struggling economy.
I wish I could say the same for other Pacific islands who have been overly ambitious and could become a casualty to the debt trap as a result of being too fiabots.
With Australia being the largest AID donator in the Pacific and China trailing in second means Samoa will always have that support and that Australia’s got our back.