Ten new faces in Samoan squad

Date published: June 9 2016

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Samoa has selected ten uncapped players in their squad to play Georgia at Apia Park on Saturday.

The Pacific Island nation has picked four new players in their starting line-up in full-back Albert Nikoro, scrum-half Dwayne Polataivao, number eight Jeff Lepa and loosehead prop Sam Aiono.

They also have six new faces on the bench as they prepare to take on an ever-improving Georgian side. 

David Lemi will captain the team from the left wing. 

Samoa: 15 Albert Nikoro, 14 Faatoina Autagavaia, 13 Reynold Lee Lo, 12 Faialaga Afamasaga, 11 David Lemi (c), 10 Patrick Fa'apale, 9 Dwayne Polataivao, 8 Jeff Lepa, 7 TJ Ioane, 6 Alafoti Faosiliva, 5 Teofilo Paulo, 4 Faatiga Lemalu, 3 James Johnston, 2 Motu Matuu, 1 Sam Aiono
Replacements: 16 Seilala Lam, 17 Nuuuli Lene, 18 Jake Grey, 19 Talaga Alofipo, 20 Oneone Faafou, 21 Danny Tusitala, 22 D'Angelo Leuila, 23 Malu Falaniko

Date: Saturday, June 11
Venue: Apia Park, Apia
Kick-off: 15:00 local (02:00 GMT)
Referee: Ben O'Keeffe (New Zealand)
Assistant Referees: Andrew Lees (Australia), James Leckie (Australia)

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