Four debutants in Manu Samoa team to play Scotland

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Captain Chris Vui rallies the Manu Samoa team in Scotland.

Captain Chris Vui rallies the Manu Samoa team in Scotland.

Manu Samoa coach, Fuimaono Titimaea Tafua, has named four debutants in his team to play Scotland this weekend.

Prop Donald Brighouse and lock Josh Tyrell will make their debuts in the starting XV while Melani Matavao and AJ Alatimu are on the bench.

To be captained by lock Chris Vui, the team features Tim Nanai Williams at first five with the pairing of Kieran Fonotia and Rey Lee Lo in the midfield.

Paul Perez starts on the wing as Vice Captain.

The test match against Scotland is the start of Manu Samoa’s Northern Hemisphere tour, which includes games against Romania and England. 

This is your Manu Samoa team:

 

MANU SAMOA vs SCOTLAND
Murrayfield 11 November 2017

Starting Fifteen:


1. Jordan LAY
2. Manu LEIATAUA
3. Donald BRIGHOUSE (debutant)
4. Josh TYRELL (debutant)
5. Chris VUI (C)
6. Piula FA’ASALELE
7. TJ IOANE
8. Jack LAM
9. Pele COWLEY
10. Tim NANAI WILLIAMS
11. David LEMI
12. Reynold LEE-LO
13. Kieron FONOTIA
14. Paul PEREZ (VC)
15. Ah See TUALA

RESERVES:
16. Motu MATU’U
17. James LAY
18. Hisa SASAGI
19. Fa’atiga LEMALU
20. Ofisa TREVIRANUS
21. Mealani MATAVAO (debutant)
22. AJ ALATIMU (debutant)
23. Alapati LEIUA

MANAGEMENT:
HEAD COACH: Fuimaono T. TAFUA
ASST COACH: Muliagatele B LIMA
T/A: Soifua John SCHUSTER
T/A: Zane HILTON
T/A: Graig McGRATH
TRAINER: Luke STEVENSON
PHYSIO: Brett DAVISON
V.A: Colossian FEAUNATI
MANAGER: Va’aelua Aloi ALESANA

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