14 Nov 2012

Sport: So'oialo out of Manu Samoa tour with ban

12:15 pm on 14 November 2012

Manu Samoa fullback James So'oialo has been ruled out of the remainder of the country's Northern Hemisphere tour after being found guilty of a shoulder charge in the weekend victory over Canada.

So'oialo has been banned for three weeks, meaning he will miss the remaining tests against Wales and France.

Also ruled out of the Wales game are Alafoti Faosiliva and Setaimata Sa, with team management hoping their injuries will recover in time to be considered to play France.

However in a boost to the team, Ti'i Paulo and Paul Williams have linked up with the squad in Cardiff and will be in the mix to play Wales.