Rugby World Cup 2011

Samoa name side to face Boks

2011-09-28 09:20
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Auckland - Samoa coach Titimaea Tafua on Wednesday announced two changes to his starting line-up to face South Africa in their final Pool D game in Auckland on Friday.

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David Lemi, who has not played a Rugby World Cup match since 2007, comes in to replace Sailosi Tagicakibau at right wing and Eliota Fuimaono Sapolu takes over at inside centre from Seilala Mapusua, who moves to outside centre, replacing George Pisi who drops to the bench.

Apart from Lemi, Samoa have included two other players previously unused at this World Cup in their 22-man squad - hooker Ole Avei and prop Logovi'i Mulipola.

Left wing Alesana Tuilagi and No 8 George Stowers have played the maximum 240 minutes in their first three matches of Samoa's World Cup campaign.

The Pacific Islanders need to beat the defending champions to go through to the quarter-finals or at least grab a bonus point and hope that Fiji beat Wales in the other pool game on Sunday.

Teams:

South Africa:

15 Pat Lambie, 14 JP Pietersen, 13 Jaque Fourie, 12 Frans Steyn 11 Bryan Habana, 10 Morné Steyn, 9 Fourie du Preez, 8 Pierre Spies, 7 Schalk Burger, 6 Heinrich Brüssow, 5 Victor Matfield (captain), 4 Danie Rossouw, 3 Jannie du Plessis, 2 Bismarck du Plessis, 1 Tendai Mtawarira

Substitutes: 16 John Smit, 17 Gurthrö Steenkamp, 18 CJ van der Linde, 19 Willem Alberts, 20 Francois Louw, 21 Francois Hougaard, 22 Jean de Villiers.

Samoa:
15 Paul Williams, 14 David Lemi, 13 Seilala Mapusua, 12 Eliota Fuimaono Sapolu, 11 Alesana Tuilagi, 10 Tusi Pisi, 9 Kahn Fotuali'i, 8 George Stowers, 7 Maurie Faasavalu, 6 Taiasina Tuifua, 5 Kane Thompson, 4 Daniel Leo, 3 Census Johnston, 2 Mahonri Schwalger (captain), 1 Sakaria Taulafo

Substitutes: 16 Ole Avei, 17 Anthony Perenise, 18 Logovi'i Mulipola, 19 Ofisa Treviranus, 20 Filipo Lavea Levi, 21 Junior Poluleuligaga, 22 George Pisi

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