Rugby

Samoa change 3 for England

2017-11-23 09:56
TJ Ioane (Getty)

Cape Town - Samoa head coach Fuimaono Titimaea Tafua has made three changes to his starting line-up to take on England at Twickenham on Saturday.

Despite suffering a shock 17-13 defeat to Romania in Bucharest last weekend, Tafua has not made wholesale changes and retained most of the match day squad from that fixture.

In the back-line, there is only one change with Alapati Leiua starting at inside centre in place of Rey Lee-Lo, who has been named on the replacements bench.

Amongst the forwards, TJ Ioane returns to the run-on side to start on the openside flank.

He takes over from Jack Lam who shifts to number eight where he replaces veteran backrow Ofisa Treviranus who drops down to the bench.

The final change is in the second row where Josh Tyrell returns to the starting line-up in place of Faatiga Lemalu.

Teams:

England

TBA

Samoa

15 Ahsee Tuala, 14 Paul Perez, 13 Kieron Fonotia, 12 Alapati Leiua, 11 David Lemi, 10 Tim Nanai-Williams, 9 Dwayne Polataivao, 8 Jack Lam, 7 TJ Ioane, 6 Piula Faasalele, 5 Chris Vui (captain), 4 Josh Tyrell, 3 Donald Brighouse, 2 Motu Matu’u, 1 Jordan Lay 

Substitutes: 16 Manu Leiataua, 17 James Lay, 18 Hisa Sasagi, 19 Faatiga Lemalu, 20 Ofisa Treviranus, 21 Melani Matavao, 22 Rey Lee-Lo, 23 JJ Taulagi

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