4 Jun 2014

Sport: Samoa women's rugby team named for New Zealand test

8:34 am on 4 June 2014

The Samoa Women's Rugby team has been named for the test against New Zealand in Auckland this Saturday.

The Manusina are playing the Black Ferns in the curtain raiser to the All Blacks verses England game.

Moera Tuilaepa Taylor reports:

"Cynthia Taala will captain the side and is joined in the forwards with: Contessa Wright, Ala Leavasa-Bakulich, Ginia Muavae, Sharlene Fagalilo, Laura Levi, Sally Asiata Kaokao, Juliana Sua, Mellisha Leaaana, Rita Lilii, Vicki Campbell, Italia Tipelu, Helen Collins, and Apaula Kerisiano.

The backs will be spearheaded by vice captain Bella Milo, who's joined by Roseanne Leaupepe, Tulua Leuluaialii, Brenda Collins, Maryann Collins, Merenaite Faitala-Mariner, Soteria Pulumu, Bernadette Robertson, Justine Manaia Luatua, Mele Leuluaialii, Tile Start, and Taliilagi Mefi.

The last time the two sides met was in 2006 at the World Cup."