Samoa’s team to face England

Date published: November 20 2014

Samoa prop Census Johnston will make his 50th appearance for his nation when they take on England at Twickenham on Saturday.

Samoa prop Census Johnston will play his 50th game for his country when they face England at Twickenham.

Johnston lines up alongside Ti’i Paulo and Zak Taulafo in the front-row while Filo Paulo and Kane Thompson are the second-row combination.

Maurie Fa’asavalu, Ofisa Treviranus and Jack Lam form the back-row while the experienced pairing of Kahn Fotuali’i and Tusi Pisi are named at scrum-half and fly-half respectively.

Samoa have opted to start Alapati Leiua on the right wing in a back-three trio that includes David Lemi and Ken Pisi, with Johnny Leota and Reynold Lee-Lo in the centres on Saturday.

Samoa: 15 Ken Pisi, 14 Alapati Leiua, 13 Reynold Lee-Lo, 12 Johnny Leota, 11 David Lemi, 10 Tusi Pisi, 9 Kahn Fotuali’i, 8 Ofisa Treviranus, 7 Jack Lam, 6 Maurie Fa’asavalu, 5 Kane Thompson, 4 Filo Paulo, 3 Census Johnston, 2 Ti’i Paulo, 1 Zak Taulafo.
Replacements: 16 Manu Leiataua, 17 Viliamu Afatia, 18 Anthony Perenise, 19 Fa’atiga Lemalu, 20 Dan Leo, 21 TJ Ioane, 22 Pete Cowley, 23 Mike Stanley.

Date: Saturday, 22 November
Venue: Twickenham
Kick-off: 19:00 GMT
Referee: Jaco Peyper (South Africa)
Assistant referee: Mathieu Raynal (France), Dudley Phillips (Ireland)