Samu Manoa

Born: February 28, 1985 (age 32)

Weight: 19st 3lb (122kg)

Hometown: Concord, California|Concord, California, USA

Position: Lock
Samu Manoa of Northampton breaks clear to score a try during the Aviva Premiership match between Northampton Saints and Saracens at StadiumMK on April 25, 2015
Sports Mole has 31 articles about Samu Manoa. Articles 1 to 31:
Toulon's Australian wing Drew Mitchell (C) tries to avoid a tackle during the European Rugby Champions Cup rugby union match between Toulon and Leinster at the Mayol Stadium in Toulon, southern France, on December 13, 2015.
Result: Toulon ease to win over Leinster
Toulon ease to a 24-9 win to condemn Leinster to a third successive loss in the European Rugby Champions Cup.
Dec 13, 17:10
South Africa's wing Bryan Habana waves before a Pool B match of the 2015 Rugby World Cup between South Africa and Japan at the Brighton community stadium in Brighton, south east England on September 19, 2015
Live Commentary: South Africa 64-0 USA - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live coverage of South Africa's 64-0 thrashing of the USA at the Rugby World Cup.
Oct 7, 16:15
Samu Manoa of Northampton looks on during the Aviva Premiership match between Northampton Saints and Sale Sharks at Franklin's Gardens on October 11, 2014
Kahn Fotuali'i hails "amazing" Samu Manoa
Samoa scrum-half Kahn Fotuali'i describes USA lock Samu Manoa as an "amazing athlete" ahead of the two sides meeting at the Rugby World Cup.
Sep 14, 15:43
Salesi Ma'afu of Northampton Saints during the Aviva Premiership match between Saracens and Northampton Saints at Allianz Park on November 23, 2014
Salesi Ma'afu swaps Northampton Saints for Toulon
Australian prop Salesi Ma'afu joins Samu Manoa at big-spending Toulon after leaving Northampton Saints.
Jun 13, 07:53
Bath Rugby centre, Jonathan Joseph, with his double at the RPA Players' Awards 2015, having been crowned both the RPA Players' Player of the Year and The England Player of the Year 2015. Photo taken on May 12, 2015
Jonathan Joseph wins Player of the Year double
Jonathan Joseph secures a memorable double by being named RPA Players' Player of the Year and the England Player of the Year at a ceremony in London.
May 13, 23:30
Samu Manoa of Northampton breaks clear to score a try during the Aviva Premiership match between Northampton Saints and Saracens at StadiumMK on April 25, 2015
Result: Stephen Myler kicks Northampton Saints to win
Stephen Myler kicks six penalties to lead Northampton Saints to a 25-20 win over Saracens in the Aviva Premiership.
Apr 25, 17:32
Ken Pisi of Northampton is knocked into touch by Jonny May during the Aviva Premiership match between Gloucester and Northampton Saints at Kingsholm Stadium on March 7, 2015
Result: Late try rescues draw for Northampton Saints
Samu Manoa scores a late try to salvage Northampton Saints a 33-33 draw with Gloucester in the Aviva Premiership.
Mar 7, 17:13
Kyle Sinckler of Harlequins poses for a picture during the photoshoot for BT Sport on August 18, 2014
Harlequins prop Kyle Sinckler given one-week ban
Harlequins prop Kyle Sinckler is banned for one week for a dangerous tackle on Northampton Saints' Samu Manoa.
Mar 3, 11:19
Kahn Fotuali'i of Northampton Saints breaks away from Harry Sloan of Harlequins during the Aviva Premiership match between Northampton Saints and Harlequins at Franklin's Gardens on February 27, 2015
Result: Northampton Saints beat struggling Harlequins
Northampton Saints extend their lead at the top of the Aviva Premiership with a 17-13 win over Harlequins.
Feb 27, 21:40
Samu Manoa of Northampton dives over for a try during the Aviva Premiership match between Harlequins and Northampton Saints at Twickenham Stadium on December 27, 2014
Result: Northampton Saints edge past valiant Harlequins to reclaim top spot
A valiant performance by Harlequins was not enough to deny Northampton Saints from securing a 30-25 Aviva Premiership victory at Twickenham Stoop.
Dec 27, 18:26
New Rugby Union generic
Result: Ken Pisi, Samu Manoa lead Northampton Saints rout
Samu Manoa and Ken Pisi both score hat-tricks as Northampton Saints crush Treviso 67-0 in the European Rugby Champions Cup.
Dec 13, 17:14
Samuel John Christie of Benetton Treviso scores the ball during the European Rugby Champions Cup Match on December 6, 2014
Result: Northampton Saints thrash Treviso
Northampton Saints score six tries as they cruise to a 38-15 win over Treviso in the European Rugby Champions Cup.
Dec 6, 15:00
Samu Manoa of Northampton looks on during the Aviva Premiership match between Northampton Saints and Sale Sharks at Franklin's Gardens on October 11, 2014
Result: Northampton Saints crush London Welsh to go top of Aviva Premiership
Northampton Saints make light work of London Welsh to climb back to the summit of the Aviva Premiership table with a convincing 43-14 victory at the Kassam Stadium.
Nov 30, 16:20
Samu Manoa of Northampton looks on during the Aviva Premiership match between Northampton Saints and Sale Sharks at Franklin's Gardens on October 11, 2014
Northampton Saints director of rugby Jim Mallinder expects Samu Manoa exit
Northampton Saints director of rugby Jim Mallinder admits that forward Samu Manoa is likely to leave the club before the start of next season.
Nov 11, 16:47
Jim Mallinder, coach and Director of Rugby of Northampton Saints, is interviewed by BT Sport before the Aviva Premiership match between Northampton Saints and Exeter Chiefs at Franklin's Gardens on September 7, 2013
Jim Mallinder hails "ruthless" Northampton Saints
Northampton Saints coach Jim Mallinder hails his team for putting in a "ruthless" display during Saturday's comfortable win over Sale Sharks.
Oct 12, 11:20
Ken Pisi dives through to score the opening try for Saints during the Aviva Premiership match against Sale Sharks on October 11, 2014
Result: Northampton Saints thrash Sale Sharks to stay top of Aviva Premiership
Northampton Saints remain top of the Aviva Premiership after thrashing Sale Sharks 43-10 thanks in part to a hat-trick of tries from Samu Manoa.
Oct 11, 17:15
Exeter Chiefs captain Dean Mumm lifts the LV= trophy after their win in the LV= Cup Final between Northampton Saints and Exeter Chiefs at Sandy Park on March 16, 2014
Result: Exeter Chiefs win LV= Cup
Exeter Chiefs beat Northampton Saints in the LV= Cup final at Sandy Park, claiming the first major trophy in their 143-year history.
Mar 16, 16:49
Jim Mallinder, coach and Director of Rugby of Northampton Saints, is interviewed by BT Sport before the Aviva Premiership match between Northampton Saints and Exeter Chiefs at Franklin's Gardens on September 7, 2013
Result: Northampton Saints seal points late on at Sandy Park
A late George Pisi try seals victory for Northampton Saints against Exeter Chiefs at Sandy Park in the Aviva Premiership.
Feb 8, 21:05
Haydn Thomas (R) of Exeter Chiefs celebrates his try with his team-mates during the LV= Cup match against Worcester Warriors on February 1, 2014
Result: LV= Cup roundup: Wins for Gloucester, Northampton, Exeter
There were wins for Gloucester Rugby, Northampton Saints and Exeter Chiefs in the final round of pool games in the LV= Cup.
Feb 1, 16:57
Luther Burrell of Northampton Saints is tackled by Ignacio Mieres, Sam Betty and James Stephenson of Worcester Warriors during the Aviva Premiership match on November 30, 2013
Result: Northampton Saints add to Worcester Warriors' woes
Worcester Warriors surrender two leads before losing 33-10 to Northampton Saints in Saturday's Aviva Premiership clash at Sixways Stadium.
Nov 30, 18:37
Northampton's Ben Foden dives across to score a try against Saracens on October 26, 2013
Result: Northampton Saints end Saracens' unbeaten run
Northampton Saints score six tries in their 41-20 win over Saracens in the Aviva Premiership.
Oct 26, 17:28
Jim Mallinder, coach and Director of Rugby of Northampton Saints, is interviewed by BT Sport before the Aviva Premiership match between Northampton Saints and Exeter Chiefs at Franklin's Gardens on September 7, 2013
Result: Northampton Saints beat Ospreys
Northampton Saints secure a comfortable victory over Ospreys in this afternoon's Heineken Cup clash, with tries from Samu Manoa and Christian Day.
Oct 20, 14:34
Northampton Saints' James Wilson races ahead to score a try against Gloucester during their Aviva Premiership match on September 21, 2013
Result: Billy Twelvetrees steals controversial win over Northampton Saints
A controversial penalty in the dying seconds hands Gloucester Rugby their first win of the season, as they beat Northampton Saints 26-24 at Kingsholm.
Sep 21, 17:40
George North of Northampton Saints breaks through the Exeter Chiefs' defence during the Aviva Premiership match between Northampton Saints and Exeter Chiefs at Franklin's Gardens on September 7, 2013
Result: Northampton Saints see off Exeter Chiefs
Northampton Saints defeat Exeter Chiefs 38-11 at Franklin's Gardens to start their Aviva Premiership campaign with a bonus-point victory.
Sep 7, 16:57
Harlequins' Rob Buchanan scores his team's first try against Gloucester on March 29, 2013
Preview: Harlequins vs. Northampton Saints
Sports Mole previews Northampton Saints trip to the Twickenham Stoop to face Harlequins in the Aviva Premiership tomorrow.
May 3, 20:38
Northampton Saints
Result: Jamie Elliott hat-trick helps Northampton Saints to win
Jamie Elliott scores a hat-trick to help Northampton Saints to a big win over London Irish.
Mar 2, 17:06
George Pisi touches down for Northampton
Preview: Northampton Saints vs. London Irish
Sports Mole looks ahead to Saturday's Aviva Premiership meeting between Northampton and London Irish at Franklin's Gardens.
Mar 2, 01:31
Northampton Saints
Result: Late push seals win for Northampton Saints
Northampton Saints take a 27-18 win over Worcester Warriors in the Aviva Premiership.
Feb 16, 16:52
Gloucester
Result: Jonny May brace helps Gloucester to win
Jonny May scores two tries to help Gloucester to a 27-11 win over Northampton Saints in the Aviva Premiership.
Feb 9, 14:17
George Pisi touches down for Northampton
Result: Northampton Saints storm back to earn bonus-point win against Glasgow Warriors
Northampton Saints come back from 15-0 down to record a bonus-point victory over Glasgow Warriors at Franklin's Gardens.
Oct 14, 14:36
Northampton Saints
Samu Manoa signs fresh deal with Northampton Saints
Samu Manoa signs a new three-year-deal with Northampton Saints.
Feb 15, 16:21