9 Sep 2010

Samoa announces rugby league train-on squad

10:15 am on 9 September 2010

Samoa has named a 30-man training squad ahead of next months rugby league test matches against New Zealand and Tonga.

The squad includes nine players from the UK Super League competition and the remainder from Australia's NRL, including Leeds backrower Ali Lauitiiti and Penrith's Frank Puletua.

Coach Steve Price, currently assistant coach of NRL minor premiers St George Illawarra Dragons, is satisfied with the side's mixture of youth and experience and says they're looking forward to testing themselves against the world champion Kiwis.