Alesana Tuilagi returns for Samoa
June 6, 2013
Alesana Tuilagi will return to the Samoa line-up for the first time in almost two years when they tackle Scotland in Durban on Saturday.
The former Leicester winger, who currently plays his club rugby in Japan, will start on the left wing in the opening game of the quadrangular tournament that also features hosts South Africa and Italy.
Samoa coach Stephen Betham has included two new caps in his starting line-up Hurricanes flanker Jack Lam and winger Alapati Leiua - and retained just six players - fly-half Tusi Pisi, centre John Leota, No.8 Taiasina Tuifua, flanker Ofisa Treviranus, lock Teofilo Paulo and tight-head prop Census Johnston - from the side that were beaten by France in their last clash.
Samoa: James Sooialo; Alapati Leiua, Paul Williams (c), John Leota, Alesana Tuilagi; Tusiata Pisi, Jeremy Sua; Logovii Mulipola, Wayne Ole Avei, Census Johnston, Teofilo Paulo, Daniel Leo, Ofisa Treviranus, Jack Lam, Taiasina Tuifua
Replacements: Maatulimanu Leiataua, Sakaria Taulafo, James Johnston, Faatiga Lemalu, Junior Poluleuligaga, Brando Vaaulu, Seilala Mapusua, Alafoti Faosiliva
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