10 Nov 2006

Pacific Islanders Alliance Rugby coach names experienced lineup against Wales

7:25 am on 10 November 2006

The Pacific Islanders Rugby Alliance coach, Pat Lam has picked an experienced team to face Wales at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff on Saturday night, however it doesn't include Fiji winger Rupeni Caucau.

It's reported that the French based player has misplaced his passport. But Lam is confident he'll join them for the last two Tests one each against Ireland and Scotland.

Meanwhile, Lam admits selecting the first side was difficult, but he's opted for eight Samoans, four Fijians and three Tongans, and will be led by Fiji lock Simon Raiwalui.

Lam says while Wales will be tough, he's confident PIRA will be competitive.

The team is:

Norman Ligairi, Lome Fa'atau, Seru Rabeni, Seilala Mapasua, Sailosi Tagicaukibau, Tusi Pisi, Moses Rauluni, Justin Va'a, Mahonri Schwalger, Tevita Taumoepeau, Simon Raiwalui, Daniel Leo, Semo Sititi, Nili Latu, Hale T-Polei. Reserves, Alekiu Lutui, Census Johnson, Ma'ama Molitika, Epi Taione, Junior Poluleuligaga, Seremaia Bai, Kameli Ratuvou.