17 Jan 2007

Manu Samoa head to Brisbane

10:25 am on 17 January 2007

The Manu Samoa hooker Muliufi Salanoa has been withdrawn from their northern tour after sustaining concussion in their game against the South African Blue Bulls.

Local prop Rudy Leavasa from Vaiala rugby club has been called in as replacement for the Australian leg of their tour.

However, the team who arrive in Brisbane this week won one game and lost two in South Africa, the heaviest defeat to the Cheetahs 74-19.