Manu Samoa Team announced

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Assistant Coach: Muliagatele Brian Lima, Head Coach: Fuimaono Titimaea Tafua, C.E.O. of Samoa Rugby Union, Faleomavaega Vincent Fepuleai, Va’aelua Aloi Alesana and Soifua John Schuster.

Assistant Coach: Muliagatele Brian Lima, Head Coach: Fuimaono Titimaea Tafua, C.E.O. of Samoa Rugby Union, Faleomavaega Vincent Fepuleai, Va’aelua Aloi Alesana and Soifua John Schuster. (Photo: Samoa Observer)

The Manu Samoa Team for the Northern Hemisphere tour 2017 was announced this morning by Head Coach Fuimaono Titimaea Tafua.

The list of players was announced in a press conference this morning at the Samoa Rugby Union Headquarters in Tuana’imato.

As follows:

Manu Samoa Northern Hemisphere tour squad

Loose Head Props
Jordan Lay (Mitre 10 Bay of Plenty NZ)
Donald Brighouse (Mitre 10 Otago NZ)

Tight Head Props
Logovi’i Mulipola (Leicester Tigers UK)
Paul Alo-Emile (Stade Francaise FRA)
Hisa Sasagi (Mitre 10 Otago NZ)

Hookers
Ma’atulimanu Leiataua (Stade Aurellacois FRA)
Motu Matu’u (Gloucestor UK)

Locks
Chris Vui (Bristol UK)
Fa’atiga Lemalu (NZ)
Josh Tyrell (Mitre 10 North Harbour NZ)
Brandon Nansen (Mitre 10 North Harbour NZ)

Loosies
Tala James Ioane (Sale Sharks UK)
Piula Fa’asalele (Toulouse FRA)
Jack Lam (Bristol UK)
Taiasina Tafua (Lyon FRA)
Maurie Fa’asavalu (Oyonnax FRA)
Ofisa Treviranus (London Irish UK)

Half Backs
Kahn Fotuali’i (Bath UK)
Auvasa Faleali’i (Nevers FRA)
Melani Matavao (Aana Chiefs SAM)

First Fives
Rohan Saifoloi (Sydney Rays AUS)
AJ Mamoe Alatimu (Brisbane City AUS)

Mid-fields
Kieron Fonotia (Ospreys WAL)
Alapati Leiua (Bristol UK)
Reynold Lee Lo (Cardiff Blues WAL)

Outside-Backs
Tim Nanai Williams (Mitre 10 Counties Manukau NZ)
Paul Perez (Toulouse FRA)
Ah See Tuala (Northampton UK)
Jamie-Jerry Taulagi (Exeter UK)
David Lemi (Bristol UK)

Extra Players 
Paulo Junior Scanlan (Eels Super 9 SAM)
Ikifusi Matamu (Eels Super 9 SAM)
Ricky Pauli-Ene (Super 9 SAM)
Tiamu Viliamu (Super 9 SAM)

Management 
Head Coach: Fuimaono Titimaea Tafua
Team Manager: Va’aelua Aloi Alesana 
Assistant Coach: Muliagatele Brian Lima
Technical Advisor: Soifua John Schuster
Specialists T.A. Forwards: Zane Hilton
Specialists T.A. Defence: Graig MCgrath
S&C (Trainer): Luke Stephenson
Video Analyst: Colossian Feaunati 
Physiotherapist: Brett Davidson
Doctor: TBC

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