Samoa A made 5 changes against Tonga A

12 March 2018, 12:00AM

Five changes has been made by the Samoa A Head Coach, Muliagatele Brian Lima, to his starting line up to take on Tonga A later on tonight.

This will be their second game as they look to secure their first win of the Pacific Challenge 2018. 

The changes came after a brutal encounter with a disciplined Fijian Warriors side last week Friday, where Samoa A came in second best.

 Some of the changes include: Aukusitino Ulugia, who replaces Presley Tufuga, to pair with Paul Tua’imalo in the lock. 

Fa’alele Iosua will start at halfback replacing injured Melani Matavao with Pupi Ah See moving to the bench as his backup counterpart. 

Lucky Fa’asaulele will start on the leftwing replacing Ekenasio Fiso, and Mesala Seumalo on the rightwing replacing Jonny Vaili. 

Iosefatu Mareko will take on the blind-side flanker role from Joseph Fuimaono who will start from the bench. Tamahiri Gasolo will make his debut from the bench and looks to exert his best performance come game day.

The match is set to kick off at 4:30pm (Samoa time) at the ANZ Stadium in Suva, Fiji.

Samoa A team to play Tonga A

1 Howard Sililoto
2 Gafa Su’a
3 Donald Brighouse
4 Aukusitino Ulugia
5 Paul Tua’imalao
6 Mikaele Tapili
7 Iosefatu Mareko
8 Henry Stowers
9 Faalele Iosua
10 D’angelo Leuila
11 Lucky Faasaulele
12 William Talataina
13 Jay Malielegaoi
14 Mesala Seumalo
15 Ricky Osa


16 Noel Sanft
17 Setu Enoka
18 Tuaniu Tuaniu
19 Presley Tufuga
20 Joseph Fuimaono
21 Pupi Ah-See
22 Frank Tato
23 Tamahiri Gasolo

12 March 2018, 12:00AM

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