Parents of the Manu Samoa sevens players have rallied behind their sons, after the players wrote to the Pacific Rugby Players Association and complained of alleged “mistreatment” and “bullying” by the management team in a letter to the Pacific Rugby Players Association.

Henry Gray spoke on behalf of the group of parents expressing their concerns to hear of the treatment affecting the welfare and mental state of the players under their Coach and Manager as detailed in their recent letter.

Lakapi Samoa CEO Faleomavaega Vincent Fepulea’i told Radio New Zealand they are conducting their own investigation.


This week Lakapi Samoa confirmed the board acted “swiftly” to appoint a sub-committee to investigate the matter and report back urgently.

Gray told Radio Polynesia the details and examples the team highlight are very hard to read especially when a family is one of the players affected by this.

"I watch and wait to see the outcome of the investigation by PRP along with the LS subcommittee.

"Personally, I have highlighted my own concerns directly with management on a few occasions. As a concerned parent, we await with anticipation the outcome of the investigations.

Until then, we continue to uplift our Manu Samoa 7's team in prayer, especially our players,” he said.