The Gridiron Australia development teams have defeated American Samoa to the tune of 40-14 in the second game of the inaugural Tahitian Festival of American Football.

In the first game of the festival American Samoa defeated Tahiti 52-12 in which American Samoan receiver Ryan Paaga, went on a total rampage scoring six touchdowns for the visitors. American Samoa had played a warm-up game earlier against New Zealand which they won 30-10 so they had good form coming into the game against the Australians.

Playing the Australian’s would be a step up in competition for American Samoa and it showed with Australian’s in control for the match, touchdowns were scored by:

  • Mark Shoebridge (QB)
  • Josh Taylor (WR)
  • Conor Foley (RB)
  • Max Nina (WR)
  • Jacob Kerin (WR)
  • Ben Gough (RB)
  • Kicker Aaron McEvoy was 4 of 6 PATs


The final game of the Tahitian Festival of American Football will be played on Saturday when the local Tahitian team will take on the Australians in what should be an easy victory for the Aussies.

The Game will kick off at 6pm local time which is Sunday at 2pm AEST, unfortunately these games are not being live streamed but you can catch the results on the Gridiron Australia Facebook page.

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Photo Credit : Gridiron Australia & Bring It On Sports

Australia defeat American Samoa

Richard Garraway

I love football! Go Frogs

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