Alan Ah Mu
APIA: MONDAY 5 APRIL 2013: The Manu Samoa team to compete in a new four nation tournament next June in South Africa could provide a geography lesson for a school such is the number of countries which the players have been called to duty from.
Midfielder, Isaia Tuifua, has been selected from Vigo Rugby Club, Spain
In announcing the team Samoa Rugby Union chairman, Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi, said two players will be added to the squad later.
They will be a loose forward and a winger.
A captain has yet to be finalised, team manager Namulauulu Sami Leota said.
It created speculation that last year’s captain, David Lemi, a winger, might be one of the players to be added depending on availability.
In the new tournament Manu Samoa play Scotland and Italy and perhaps South Africa depending on how well they go.
The Manu Samoa team:
Hookers: Tii Paulo – ASM Clermont, France
Wayne ole Avei – Bordeaux Beagles, France
Manu Leiataua – North Habour, NZ
Props: Census Johnston – Toulouse, France
Logovii Mulipola – Leicester Tigers, UK
Sakaria Taulafo – London Wasps, UK
James Johnston – Harlequins, UK
Locks: Kane Thompson – Canon Eagles, Japan
Iosefa Tekori – Casters Olympic, France
Daniel Leo – Perpignan, France
Teofilo Paulo – Cardiff Blues, Wales
Loose Forwards: Taisina Tuifua – Newcastle Falcons, UK
Alafoti Faosiliva – Bristol Rugby Club, UK
Ofisa Treviranus – London Irish, UK
Jack Lam – Hurricanes, NZ
Maurie Fa’asavalu – Harlequins, UK
Fa’alemiga Selsele – Moata’a, Samoa
** (One to be added)
Halfbacks: Kahn Fotuali’i – Ospreys, Wales
Jeremy Sua – Canterbury Crusaders, NZ
Auvasa Faleali’i – Thas Newcastle, Australia
First Fives: Tusitala Pisi – Hurricanes, NZ
Ki Anufe – Marist, Auckland, NZ
Midfields: George Pisi – Hurricanes, NZ
Johnny Leota – Sale Sharks, UK
Isaia Tuifua – Vigo Rugby Club, Spain
Brando Va’aulu – Tokyo Gas, Japan
Wings: Alesana Tuilagi – NTT Shining Arcs, Japan
Alapati Leiua – Hurricanes, NZ
Robert Lilomaiava – Vaiala Rugby Club, Samoa
** (One to be added)
Fullbacks: Paul Williams – Stade Francais, France
James So’oialo – Wellington Norths, NZ