Johnston slots in for Samoa
November 24, 2010
Cencus Johnston returns for Samoa © Getty Images
Samoa have made one change to their side to face Scotland at Pittodrie on Saturday.
Toulouse tight-head Cencus Johnston comes into the starting line-up in place of Hawke's Bay's Anthony Perenise and will pack down alongside skipper Mahonri Schwalger and Wasps prop Zak Taulafo.
The tourists have put in strong showings against both Ireland and England so far and are eyeing the Scots for a possible upset despite their hosts having turned over South Africa at Murrayfield last weekend.
There is a further change on the bench, where Bordeaux flanker Dan Leo slots in for the injured Gavin Williams.
The Samoa-based players among the squad have been acclimatising to conditions in Aberdeen prior to the game, with a number seeing snow for the first time. "There are a lot of players from Samoa who have not seen snow before," head coach Fuimaono Tafua said.
Samoa: P Williams (Sale Sharks); D Lemi (London Wasps), G Pisi (Taranaki), S Mapusua (London Irish), A Tuilagi (Leicester Tigers); T Lavea (Clermont Auvergne), K Fotuali'i (Hawke's Bay); S Taulafo (London Wasps), M Schwalger (Taranaki, capt), C Johnston (Toulouse), F Levi (Newcastle Falcons), K Thompson (Southland), O Treviranus (Malie Sharks), M Salave'a (Narbonne), G Stowers (London Irish)
Replacements: T Paulo (Clermont Auvergne), A Perenise (Hawke's Bay), I Tekori (Castres), D Leo (Bordeaux), A Aiono (Marist), J Poluleuligaga (Exeter Chiefs), F Otto (Petone)
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