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Manu Samoa name 2019 World Cup Squad

Chairman of the Samoan Rugby Union, Tuilaepa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi, was on hand in Auckland to reveal Manu Samoa’s World Cup Squad after their victory over the New Zealand Heartland XV at Eden Park. During a rather subdued press conference, Tuilaepa managed a few quips towards his fellow staff as the Manu look to deliver a strong performance in their last match before the World Cup, against the Wallabies this weekend.

The 31-man World Cup Squad is as follows:

Seilala Lam, Motu Matu’u, Ray Niuia – Hookers

James Lay, Jordan Lay, Paul Alo-Emile, Logovi’i Mulipola – Props

Michael Alaalatoa, Kane Leaupepe, Senio Toleafoa, Filo Paulo, Chris Vui – Locks

Jack Lam, TJ Ioane, Piula Fa’asalele, Josh Tyrell, Afa Amosa – Flankers

Dwayne Polotaivao, Melani Matavao, Scott Malolua – Scrum Halves

Tusi Pisi, AJ Alatimu, Ulupano Seuteni – Fly Halves

Kieron Fonotia, Henry Taefu, Alapati Leiua, Rey Lee-Lo – Midfield

Ahsee Tuala, Tim Nanai-Williams, Ed Fidow, Belgium Tuatagaloa – Outside Backs

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