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Prop Sam Aiono has been ruled out of the rest of the tournament with an ankle injury and has been replaced by Benjamin Sa.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