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Motu Matu'u named Manu Samoa captain

Manu Samoa has a new captain.

Motu Matu’u has been named to captain Manu Samoa on Saturday afternoon at Apia Park when they play Tonga’s Ikale Tahi in the first game of the Pacific Nations Cup.

It will be the 32-year-old London Irish hooker's first time captaining Samoa.

Speaking to the Samoa Observer, he said it's a great honour to be given, particularly with the game being at home.

Nasi Manu has been named as the captain of Tonga.

The 30-year-old number eight Manu has made a remarkable comeback from testicular cancer to return to the Ikale Tahi side for the Pacific Nations Cup.

Samoa and Tonga will name their full match day squads this afternoon.

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