21 Jun 2012

Sport: Manu Samoa make five changes for Scotland test

10:43 am on 21 June 2012

Manu Samoa coach Stephen Betham has made five changes to the run-on team to face Scotland in a one-off rugby test in Apia on Saturday.

Prop Census Johnston, lock Daniel Crighton, flanker Ben Masoe and centre Fautua Otto have been promoted to the top fifteen, after starting from the bench in last week's 27-26 win over Japan in Tokyo.

Hurricanes first five Tusi Pisi replaces Ki Anufe at first five, rekindling his World Cup halves pairing with Kahn Fotuali'i.

The only other change sees Afa Aiono come onto the bench.

The test at Apia Park is the first by a Tier One nation is Samoa since 2003.