By Seti Afoa For Mailonline
Published: 23:54 GMT, 2 November 2019 | Updated: 00:10 GMT, 3 November 2019
They were holding a World Cup party in the sleepy Samoan village of Fatausi last night and even defeat for their favourite son couldn't stop the celebrations.
The whole of the village, pretty much the entire island, had gathered under the England flags which lined the streets to watch the World Cup final in Japan, to cheer Manu Tuilagi on to glory.
South Africa ensured England's dream was shattered but it didn't stop the party continuing long into the night in Fatausi.
Samoans came together on Saturday to cheer on one of their own during the World Cup final
The islanders were in full support of Manu Tuilagi as the England centre played in Tokyo
'The big thing for me was to see Manu play in the final,' said sister Julie. 'He is the only Samoan and only boy from Fatausi playing in the final.'
All eyes were certainly on Manu when the masses gathered on the lawn in front of the big house that the Tuilagi brothers built for their parents to watch the final.
Game time was just before midnight Samoa time, well past the village curfew which was relaxed so that young and old could come together one last time to