Two changes to Samoa A team for their match against Tonga A

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Samoa A head coach Muliagatele Brian Lima has named his side for another tough match tomorrow morning, Thursday 11 October 2018 at 4:00am (local time), against their brothers from the friendly islands of Tonga.

One noticeable change to Lima's side is left winger Measala Seumala who was ruled out just before the start of their first game against Argentina XV when he injured his knee during warm up.

Johnny Vaili who was impressive at fullback in Samoa A's first match will be covering the left side wing with Bradford Lemalufaitoaga playing at fullback.

Another change is on the bench with Fagu Malloy coming in for Joseph Fuimaono. "Tonga A is a very physical side. We got to be smart with how we approach these big boys or we will get smashed." Muliagatele Brian Lima.

Tonga A comes off a great win against the USA XV in their first match of the tournament and is looking at repeating their success in their second match against Samoa A. "Like anything else, basics is the key. Do the fundamentals right and the rest will follow suit".

Lima said. Both teams remain unbeaten at this stage and a back to back win will be a huge confidence booster for either side for their quest to win the tournament.

 

Samoa A squad:

1. SETU ENOKA
2. AFA "C" AIONO
3. RODNEY SILIVA TAPU
4. MIKAELE TAPILI
5. KIFUSI MATAMU
6. BRUCE KAINO
7. IAKOPO PETELO MAPU
8. POTU LEAVASA
9. IONATANA TINO
10. PATRICK "VC" FAAPALE
11. JOHNNY VAILI
12. D'ANGELO LEUILA
13. ALEFOSIO TAPILI
14. JOHNNY SAMUELU
15. BRADFORD LEMALUFAITOAGA
16. LEO TAVITA BROWN
17. BROOK TOOMALATAI
18. TUANIU TUANIU
19. ELIA TOLUFALE
20. FAGU MALLOY
21. DANNY TUSITALA
22. IVAN SAFUA
23. PAULO SCANLAN

Management: Head Coach: Muliagatele Brian Lima Asst. Coach (Forwards): Mailo Potu Leavasa Asst. Coach (Backs): Soifua John Schuster Team Doctor: Dr. Junior Posini Physio: Olivia Withers Team Manager: Tuala Leaega Pat Leota

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