Newcastle Knights Dave Fa’alogo and Joey Leilua were among the Toa Samoa Four Nations rugby league side that received a rock star welcome arriving at Woodbridge High School in Logan for the team’s official fan day.
Hundreds of fans came out for an autograph session ahead of the side’s maiden Four Nations game against England at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday.
The Toa Samoan players had a mock game with an under 14s Samoan representative side before taking part in an energy filled battle of war cries against the younger team.
Local Samoan performers then put on a show in the school’s hall with the players not shy in joining in on the traditional dancing.
The Four Nation reps also put on their own show of what to expect prior to the game, which kicks off at 4.30pm on Saturday.
The players were overwhelmed by the number of passionate Samoan fans who came along to meet the representative team and take part in the cultural activities.
The squad spent time in camp in Samoa before they travelled to Brisbane to prepare for the game and experienced a similair outpouring of support while they were staying on the island.
The Four Nations opener will be the first time the two nations face each other in an official test.