Munster back-rower Peter O'Mahony felt the full-force of a Samu Manoa tackle in June 2013 as the USA Eagles hosted Ireland in Houston, Texas. The match was the first home international in the career of Samu Manoa, a player who is now very much a household name in European club rugby. Manoa has been shortlisted for the RPA Players Player of the Season award in England. The winner of the award is to be announced on May 13. Now into his final month with the Northampton Saints the Californian is to join Toulon after Rugby World Cup 2015.