Rugby

Johnston set for 50th cap

2014-11-20 19:30
Census Johnston (Getty Images)

London - Samoa's Census Johnston is set to win his 50th international cap this weekend after being named on Thursday in the side to play England at Twickenham on Saturday.

The tighthead prop, who has also played three Tests for the combined Pacific Islands team, lines up in the front row with hooker Ti'iPaulo and loosehead prop Sakaria Taulafo.

Samoa have made six changes to the starting XV that beat Canada 23-13 in Vannes, north-west France, last Friday.

Ken Pisi is at fullback, Johnny Leota comes in at inside centre and Tusi Pisi starts at fly-half, while back-row Jack Lam, lock Kane Thompson and Ti'i Paulo are all in a reshaped pack.

Samoa have lost all six of their previous Tests against England, but it is four years since their last meeting ended in a 26-13 defeat at Twickenham.

Teams:

England
15 Mike Brown, 14 Anthony Watson, 13 Brad Barritt, 12 Owen Farrell, 11 Jonny May, 10 George Ford, 9 Ben Youngs, 8 Ben Morgan, 7 Chris Robshaw (captain), 6 James Haskell, 5 Courtney Lawes, 4 Dave Attwood, 3 David Wilson, 2 Rob Webber, 1 Joe Marler

Substitutes: 16 Dylan Hartley, 17 Matt Mullan, 18 Kieran Brookes, 19 George Kruis, 20 Tom Wood, 21 Richard Wigglesworth, 22 Billy Twelvetrees, 23 Marland Yarde

Samoa
15 Ken Pisi, 14 Alapati Leiua, 13 Reynold Lee-Lo, 12 Johnny Leota, 11 David Lemi (captain), 10 Tusi Pisi, 9 Kahn Fotuali'i, 8 Ofisa Treviranus, 7 Jack Lam, 6 Maurie Fa'asavalu, 5 Kane Thompson, 4 Teofilo Paulo, 3Census Johnston, 2 Ti'i Paulo, 1 Sakaria Taulafo

Substitutes: 16 Manu Leiataua, 17 Vilamu Afatia, 18 Anthony Perenise, 19 Fa'atiga Lemalu, 20 Daniel Leo, 21 TJ Ioane, 22 Pete Cowley, 23 Michael Stanley

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