Ten new faces in Samoan squad

Date published: June 9 2016

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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