Manu 7s picked for London, Paris

Manu Samoa 7s Head Coach Sir Gordon Tietjens has chosen his 14 players who will represent Samoa at the final two legs of the World Rugby HSBC Sevens Series in London and Paris.

Star forward Tofatuimoana Solia has been ruled out through injury, but back Joe Perez is fit for the first time since the Vancouver round of the series.

Phillip Luki keeps his place, having been called into the last tournament in Singapore as injury cover, while Paulo Toilolo Fanuasa looks set to win his debut. 

Gasologa Pelenato was not considered due to injury, while Maauga Iamanu and Sione Young Yen are the non-travelling reserves.

The team will depart this weekend ahead of the London 7s on the 25-26 of May, and the Paris 7s on the 1-2 June.

Manu Samoa 7s squad for London and Paris:

  • David Afamasaga (captain) - Auckland Marist

  • Tomasi Alosio - Hutt Old Boys Marist

  • Alamanda Motuga - Manurewa RFC/Counties Manukau

  • Johnny Vaili - Satapuala/Moata'a/Aana Chiefs

  • Joe Perez - Vaigaga/Faleata Knights

  • Johnny Samuelu - Vaiala/Savai’i Warriors

  • Tila Mealoi - Apia Maroons/Atua Legends

  • Siaosi Asofolau - Vaiala/Safata Navigators

  • Laaloi Leilua - Tepatasi/Atua Legends

  • Elisapeta Alofipo - Tama Uli Salelologa/Savai’i Vikings

  • Paul Scanlan - Moata'a/Vaimauga Eels

  • Phillip Luki - Vaimoso/Vaimauga Eels

  • Melani Matavao - Fasito'o Uta/Aana Chiefs

  • Paulo Toilolo Fanuasa - Tama Uli Salelologa/Savai’i Vikings

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