4 Jun 2014

Sport: Manu Samoa squad for Tonga and Italy named

10:37 am on 4 June 2014

The Manu Samoa coach Stephen Betham has named a 31 man squad for the Pacific Nations Rugby Cup and upcoming Italy games.

David Lemi will captain the side which is mostly made of up players that are scattered around the world.

The majority of the team arrived in Apia on Monday and six players involved in the European finals over the weekend are making their way over.

Samoa host Tonga at Apia Park this Saturday and Betham says they always expect a tough game when they play the likes of Tonga or Fiji.

Betham says it's always a challenge to put together a team within a week but most of the players selected are not new into the Manu.


Census Johnston, James Johnston, Sakaria Taulafo, Logovii Mulipola, Anthony Perenise, Tii Paulo, Wayne Ole Avei, Andrew Williams, Kane Thompson, Teofilo Paulo, Daniel Leo, Piula Faasalele, Faatiga Lemalu, Maurie Faasavalu, Jack Lam, Ofisa Treviranus, Faifili Levave, Taiasina Tuifua.


David Lemi, Kahn Fotualii, Jeremy Sua, Vavao Afemai, Tusiata Pisi, Patrick Faapale, Fautua Otto, David Lemi, Brando Vaaulu, Johnny Leota, Alapati Leiua, George Pisi, Anitelea Tuilagi, and Faatoina Autagavaia.