Eliota Fuimaono-Sapolu was amongst the try scorers as Manu Samoa clinched qualification for the 2011 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand after beating Papua New Guinea 73-12 in Port Moresby at the weekend.
They are the second nation to qualify for the tournament after Canada booked their place earlier this month.
Manu Samoa will play in Pool D against champions South Africa, Wales and Fiji.
Samoa won 188-19 on aggregate over two matches against Papua New Guinea, having won 115-7 at Apia Park a week ago.
Wing Mikaele Pesamino opened the scoring with the first of his three tries after only four minutes at the Lloyd Robson stadium on Saturday.
Five more unanswered first-half tries by Eliota Fuimaono-Sapolu, Andrew Williams (2), Semo Sititi and a second for Pesamino, allied with four Titi Esau conversions, saw the visitors take a 38-0 half-time lead.
Roland Namo claimed one back for the Pupuks in the second-half before further scores from Fuimaono-Sapolu, Afa Aiono, Meki Magele, Pesamino and Gavin Williams.
Jack Maraha scored a late consolation try for the home side.
Eliota will now fly back to the UK to link up with his new Gloucester Rugby team mates in time for the 2009-10 season.
Speaking to the local media this week, front rower John Afoa is familiar with the challenge of Connacht from his time in Belfast, and the World Cup winner is fully aware of the challenge they pose ahead of Sunday's meeting in the Champions Cup play off
Speaking ahead of Gloucester's European Rugby Champions play-off against Connacht on Sunday (Kingsholm, 3:30pm), Director of Rugby David Humphreys admitted that he's glad to have more players available than in recent weeks ahead of a tough fixture.
Nick Wood captained the Cherry and Whites on Saturday afternoon, and the experienced front rower expressed his pride in the young squad in defeat to Bath on the final day of the Aviva Premiership season.
Lewis Ludlow scored Gloucester's opening try in the 30-50 defeat at Bath on Saturday, part of an impressive performance by the young back row forward. Speaking after the game, he paid tribute to the young Gloucester side who went toe to toe with the Aviva Premiership semi-finalists.
Speaking to the local media after the game, Director of Rugby David Humphreys gave an honest assessment of the game, and expressed his pride in the way his young charges had performed against the title-chasing hosts.
Speaking to the local media this week, Gloucester Rugby scrum half Callum Braley is excited by the challenge of the West Country Derby, and the ex-Bristol man reveals the squad will be giving their all.
Speaking to the local media this week, David Humphreys admitted that team selection for Saturday's Aviva Premiership fixture at Bath has not been an easy one, with numerous players ruled out due to injury and suspension. However, he pledged that whoever is wearing the Cherry and White will be 100% committed to fighting until the very last minute.
Speaking to GRTV after the 35-13 Aviva Premiership victory over London Irish, Tom Savage praised his team mates for sticking to their game plan and showing real character to clinch an impressive win despite only playing with 14 men for nearly an hour.
With Connacht Rugby the visitors to Kingsholm on Sunday (kick off 3:30pm) for Sunday's European Rugby Champions Cup play-off, Gloucester ring the changes from the side that took the field against Bath last weekend.
Matt Kvesic was a double winner at the Gloucester Rugby End of Season Awards Dinner on Tuesday, coupled with being named in the England Rugby training squad and the 23-year old is delighted with how his campaign has gone.
Gloucester Rugby held their End of Season Dinner at the Centaur at Cheltenham Racecourse this week. Amongst all the awards, Thinus Delport interviewed James Hook, Laurie Fisher, Charlie Sharples and Billy Twelvetrees.