generic hexagon

Taulafo in for Samoa


  • 13 Jun 2013

The inclusion of prop Sakaria Taulafo is the only change to the Samoa starting line-up to face Italy in Nelspruit.

Taulafo takes over in the front row from Logovii Mulipola, who drops to the bench.

On the wood, hooker Ti'i Paulo starts ahead of Manu Leiataua, lock Kane Thompson comes in for Faatiga Lemalu and loose forward Piula Faasalele replaces Alafoti Faosiliva.

Prop Sam Aiono has been ruled out of the rest of the tournament with an ankle injury and has been replaced by Benjamin Sa.

Samoa 15 James Sooialo, 14 Alapati Leiua, 13 Paul Williams (c), 12 John Leota, 11 Alesana Tuilagi, 10 Tusiata Pisi, 9 Jeremy Sua, 8 Taiasina Tuifua, 7 Jack Lam, 6 Ofisa Treviranus, 5 Daniel Leo, 4 Teofilo Paulo, 3 Census Johnston, 2 Wayne Ole Avei, 1 Sakaria Taulafo.
Subs: 16 Ti'i Paulo, 17 Logovii Mulipola, 18 James Johnston, 19 Kane Thompson, 20 Junior Poluleuligaga, 21 Brando Vaaulu, 22 Seilala Mapusua, 23 Piula Faasalele.

Photo: David Rogers/Getty Images

0 Comments
latest-articles
The Lions celebrate after beating the Reds

Lions must build on tour success

The Lions’ three outstanding wins in Australasia showed why they are a franchise on the rise, writes JON CARDINELLI.

Kieran Read takes on the Bulls defence

‘Bulls closed out game well’

What former Springbok coach NICK MALLETT had to say on SuperSport about Saturday's matches involving South African teams.

Lionel Mapoe in SA Rugby magazine

Mapoe’s coming good

Lionel Mapoe is starting to fulfil his potential with the Lions, writes BRENTON CHELIN.

You may also like
0 Comments
Get our daily email update. Subscribe to the SA Rugby magazine newsletter: