Four changes to Manu Samoa 23 to face Georgia

By Thomas Airey 15 November 2018, 12:00AM

Coach Steve Jackson has made four changes to his lineup for Sunday morning’s game against Georgia.

Faifili Levave drops to the bench with Josh Tyrell shifting to No. 8, while Piula Fa’asalele comes in at blindside flanker.

Manu Samoa Team:

Ben Nee-Nee, Iakopo Petelo-Mapu, Melani Matavao and Stacey Ili all drop out of the 23 entirely, with loosie Mat Luamanu, halfback Pele Cowley and centre Alofa Alofa taking their spots on the bench.

Dwayne Polataivao gets the starting nod at halfback after 20 minutes off the bench against USA Eagles last week.

Jackson makes these changes having spoken of wanting to build depth on the Northern Hemisphere Tour.

By Thomas Airey 15 November 2018, 12:00AM

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