3 Aug 2015

Sport: Manu Samoa bring in experienced Fotuali'i

1:53 pm on 3 August 2015

Manu Samoa rugby coach Stephen Betham has brought the experienced halfback Kahn Fotuali'i to bolster a squad still smarting from a last gasp win over Canada as they look towards tomorrows Pacific Nations Cup final against Fiji.

It took an injury time try for the Manu to beat Canada 21-20 in a physical encounter .

Injuries from that match have taken their toll with electric centre Paul Perez, hooker Motu Matuu and halfback Pele Cowley all unavailable for the final.

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Photo: Photosport

Betham says the focus for team selection has been to pick a squad that would keep intensity for the full 80 minutes of the game.

He says they came out of the last game against Canada happy to take the win, but a little bruised from the things they didn't get right.

The team is:

1. Sakaria Taulafo

2. Maatulimanu Leiataua

3. Anthony Perenise

4. Iosefa Tekori

5. Faatiga Lemalu

6. Faifili Levave

7. Jack Lam

8. Vavae Tuilagi

9. Kahn Fotualii

10. Mike Stanley

11. Alesana Tuilagi (C)

12. Faialaga Afamasaga

13. Johnny Leota

14. Faatoina Autagavaia

15. Ah See Tuala

Reserves:

16. Andrew Williams

17. Viliamu Afatia

18. Jake Grey

19. Filo Paulo

20. TJ Ioane

21. Vavao Afemai

22. Patrick Faapale

23. Sinoti Sinoti

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