Manu Samoa 7s named for Las Vegas and Vancouver
PR - The Manu Samoa 7s Team for the Las Vegas 7s and Vancouver 7s Leg of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series is officially named.
Debutants selected are Melani Matavao and Maauga Iamanu who impressed in the recent Marist International 7s tournament.
Alatasi Tupou is ruled out due to injury, while stalwart Alamanda Motuga has been cleared for selection after suffering an injury from the Sydney 7s Leg.
Tofatu Solia and Tila Mealoi have also been cleared for selection after a long lay-off due to injury.
Names Club / Franchise
1 ALAMANDA MOTUGA AUCKLAND MARIST
2 DAVID AFAMASAGA AUCKLAND MARIST
3 DANNY TUSITALA PONSONBY AUCKLAND NZ
4 TOFATU SOLIA* SATALO / SOUTHERN TORNADOES
5 JOE PEREZ VAIGAGA / KNIGHTS
6 MURPHY PAULO VAIALA / SOUTHERN TORNADOES
7 TILA MEALOI* APIA MAROONS / LEGENDS
8 ELISAPETA ALOFIPO SALELOLOGA / VIKINGS
9 SIAOSI ASOFOLAU VAIALA / NAVIGATORS
10 JOHNNY VAILI SATAPUALA / CHIEFS
11 JOHNNY SAMUELU VAIALA / WARRIORS
12 MELANI MATAVAO** FASITOO UTA / CHIEFS
13 MAAUGA IAMANU** SATALO / VIKINGS
All matches will be televised live on TV1 Samoa as per match schedule below for the Las Vegas 7s:
Time Date Team A Team B Pool
02.06pm Sat 2 Mar SAMOA - NEW ZEALAND POOL A
04.45pm Sat 2 Mar SAMOA - SPAIN POOL A
10.14am Sun 3 Mar SAMOA - CANADA POOL A