18 Apr 2013

Sport: Samoa and Tonga name teams for Pacific rugby league test

10:21 am on 18 April 2013

Samoa and Tonga have finalised their teams for Saturday night's Pacific Test in Penrith.

Toa Samoa coach Steve Price says with a handful of ex Kiwis internationals, such as Roy Asotasi and Jeff Lima, electing to represent Samoa, picking his final 17 was a lot more difficult than two years ago.

Meanwhile Sika Manu, Jason Taumalolo and Anthony Tupou will form a powerful back-row trio after being named to make their Mate Ma'a debut.

Former Australia and New South Wales prop Brent Kite will captain the team, with Fuifui Moimoi named to come off the bench.