RWC latest – Samoa pick overseas stars
25 Aug 2011
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Samoa pick overseas stars – Samoa have named 28 overseas-based players in their 30-man World Cup squad.
Only forwards Logovi’i Mulipola and Ofisa Treviranus play their rugby in the country. Former London Irish centre Seilala Mapusua, who will continue his career in Japan after the World Cup, will lead Samoa in New Zealand.
The Springboks will face Samoa in their final group game on 30 September.
Samoa 30-man World Cup squad:
Forwards: Olé Avei (Bordeaux, France), Maurie Fa’asavalu (Harlequins, England), Census Johnston (Toulouse, France), Filipo Levi (Newcastle Falcons, England), Daniel Leo (Wasps, England), Logovi’i Mulipola (Don Bosco), Ti’i Paulo (Clermont, France), Anthony Perenise (Hurricanes, NZ), Manaia Salavea (Narbonne, France), Mahonri Schwalger (Sale Sharks, England), George Stowers (London Irish, England), Sakaria Taulafo (Wasps, England), Joe Tekori (Castres, France), Kane Thompson (Hawke’s Bay, NZ), Ofisa Treviranus (Apia West), Taiasina Tuifua (Newcastle Falcons, England).
Backs: Kahn Fotuali’i (Crusaders, NZ), David Lemi (Wasps, England), Johnny Leota (Manawatu, NZ), Seilala Mapusua (London Irish, England) (c), Eliota Sapolu Fuimaono (Gloucester, England), Tasesa Lavea (Sale Sharks, England), Augustino Poluleuligaga (Exeter, England), George Pisi (Northampton, England), Tusi Pisi (Sungoliath, Japan), James So’oialo (Hurricanes, NZ), Jeremy Sua (West Harbour, Australia), Sailosi Tagicakibau (London Irish, England), Alesana Tuilagi (Leicester, England), Paul Williams (Sale Sharks, England).