Manu Samoa Makes Team Changes to World Cup Opener

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The Manu Samoa media liaison Tuipoloa Evan Charlton who is part of the Rugby World Cup management team has issued a press release to confirm last minute changes to the Manu Samoa line-up for its first Rugby World Cup match against Russia.

MANU SAMOA TEAM CHANGES FOR WORLD CUP OPENER AGAINST RUSSIA IN KUMAGAYA

SEPTEMBER 23, 2019
Henry Taefu has been promoted from the bench into the Manu Samoa starting line-up after the injury withdrawal of Ah See Tuala. Ulupano Junior Seuteni has been named to replace Taefu on the bench.

The Manu Samoa team to play Russia at Kumagaya Rugby Stadium, Kumagaya on Tuesday 24 September, 7.15pm JST

1. Logovi’I Mulipola (30 Tests)
2. Motu Motu’u (21 Tests)
3. Michael Alaalatoa (1 Test)
4. Teofilo Paulo (34 Tests)
5. Kane Le’aupepe (5 Tests)
6. Chris Vui (c) (23 Tests)
7. TJ Ioane (21 Tests)
8. Afaesetiti Amosa (3 Tests)
9. Dwayne Polataivao (10 Tests)
10. Tusi Pisi (41 Tests)
11. Ed Fidow (8 Tests)
12. Henry Taefu (3 Tests)
13. Reynold Lee-Lo (25 Tests)
14. Alapati Leiua (28 Tests)
15. Tim Nanai-Williams (12 Tests)

Reserves
16. Ray Niuia (4 Tests)
17. Paul Alo-Emile (13 Tests)
18. Jordan Lay (15 Tests)
19. Senio Toleafoa (2 Tests)
20. Josh Tyrell (7 Tests)
21. Melani Matavao (9 Tests)
22. AJ Alatimu (5 Tests)
23. Ulupano Junior Seuteni (2 Tests)

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