Manu rings changes for Georgia

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Greg Foe, Jeff Lepa, Anthony Perenise and Logovi’i Mulipola.

Greg Foe, Jeff Lepa, Anthony Perenise and Logovi’i Mulipola.

Coach, Namulauulu Alama Ieremia, has rung a number of changes to his forward pack for the Manu Samoa team to play Georgia in Tiblisi tomorrow.

Four changes have been made to the forward pack from the team that was hammered, 52-8, by France last week.

Logovi’i Mulipola and Anthony Perenise have been given the nod to start at prop, Sakaria Taulafo and Census Johnston both excluded completely.

Jeff Lepa has earned a starting spot at lock with Chris Vui ruled out due to an injury.

Greg Foe has also earned a starting spot at openside flanker with the back three rejigged. Alafoti Faosiliva is starting at number eight while Jack Lam moves to the blindside. 

The backline remains largely unchanged except for Albert Nikoro starting at fullback due to Paul Williams being injured.

“Georgia is a quality team as we saw in June when they went undefeated in the Pacific,” Namulauulu said. 

“Although we are under no illusions it will be a tough like it was in June, we are excited to try and put out a much better performance this week.”

MANU SAMOA 

1. Logovi’i Mulipola 

2. Manu Leiataua 

3. Anthony Perenise

4. Jeff Lepa

5. Teofilo Paulo

6. Jack Lam (Vice captain)

7. Greg Foe

8. Alafoti Faosiliva

9. Kahn Fotuali’i

10: Patrick Fa’apale

11. David Lemi (captain)

12: Reynold Lee Lo 

13: George Pisi

14: Paul Perez

15: Albert Nikoro

Reserves 

16: Elia Elia, 17: Hisa Sasagi, 18: Nephi Leatigaga,

19: Talaga Alofipo, 20: Genesis Mamea Lemalu, 21: Oneone Faafou, 22. Pele Cowley, 23: D’Angelo Leuila

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