Manu Samoa names team for Northern Hemisphere tour

Manu Samoa names team for Northern Hemisphere tour

Manu Samoa's squad for the forthcoming Northern Hemisphere Tour in November this year has been named.

Head coach Steve Jackson has retained most of the old heads in the team with a number of new young blood. Eleven players in the squad play their rugby in NZ with twenty of them playing in Europe.

The team has three new recruits in the likes of North Harbour hooker Raymond Niuia, lock Benjamin Nee-Nee and Hawkes Bay midfielder Stacey Ili.

Manu Samoa has 3 games scheduled for the Northern Hemisphere Tour with its first game against USA on November 10th at the Anoeta Stadium, San Sebastian-Spain.

Their second game will be against Georgia on November 17th before their final outing with the host (Spain) on November 24th.

Manu Samoa 2018 - NHT SQUAD LIST

1. Logovi’i MULIPOLA Newcastle Falcons (UK)
2. Jordan LAY Bristol (UK)
3. James LAY Bay of Plenty (NZ)

4. Donald BRIGHOUSE Canterbury Crusaders (NZ)
5. Hisa SASAGI Otago (NZ)
6. Paul ALO-EMILE Stade Francaise (FRANCE)

7. Motu MATUU London Irish (UK)
8. Raymond NIUIA North Harbour (NZ)
9. Maatulimanu LEIATAUA USAP Perpignan (FRANCE)

10. Benjamin NEE-NEE North Harbour (NZ)
11. Joshua TYRELL Doncaster (UK)
12. Brandon NANSEN Newport Dragons (UK)
13. Teofilo PAULO London Irish (UK)

14. Ofisa TREVIRANUS London Irish (UK)
15. Faifili LEVAVE Auckland (NZ)
16. Piula FAASALELE Toulouse (FRANCE)
17. Jack LAM Bristol Rugby Club (UK)
18. TJ IOANE London Irish (UK)

19. Melani MATAVAO Otago Mitre10 (NZ)
20. Dwayne POLATAIVAO Northcote (NZ)
21. Pelefofoga COWLEY Auckland (NZ)

22. Tusi PISI Bristol Rugby Club (UK)
23. D'angelo LEUILA Papatoetoe (NZ)

24. Stacey ILI Hawkes Bay (NZ)
25. Reynold LEE LO Cardiff Blues (WALES)
26. Henry TAEFU Western Force (Australia)
27. Alapati LEIUA Bristol Rugby Club (UK)

28. Ed FIDOW Aix Marseille (France)
29. Tim Nanai WILLIAMS Clermont Auvergne (France)
30. Ah See TUALA Northampton (UK)
31. JJ TAULAGI Hawkes Bay (NZ)

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