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Lee-Lo and Samoa's road to Japan continues

First Team News | 29th August 2019

Rey Lee-Lo will wear the number 12 jersey as Samoa's road to the Rugby World Cup in Japan continues in Auckland on Saturday.

Steve Jackson's side travel to Eden Park on Saturday, where they will take on a New Zealand Heartland XV as part of the Pasifika Challenge double-header, with Tonga and Fiji also going head-to-head on the same day.

As five of his regional team-mates prepare to pull on the Wales jersey, the Cardiff Blues star is reunited with Bristol Bears' Alapati Leiua in the Samoan midfield, with former Wales' Capital Region lock, Teofilo Paulo, also featuring at lock.

The clash also sees the return of Tim Nanai-Williams - brother of Cardiff Blues talisman, Nick - to the starting line-up, and the Clermont full back will make his first international appearance of the summer.

Samoa: Tim Nanai-Williams; Ahsee Tuala, Alapati Leiua, Rey Lee-Lo, Ed Fidow; Ulupano Seuteni, Meleni Matavao; Jordan Lay, Motu Matu'u, Michael Alaalatoa, Teofilo Paulo, Kane Le'aupepe, Chris Vui, Jack Lam (capt), Tofatu Solia

Replacements: Seilala Lam, Paul Alo-Emile, James Lay, Vaito'a Senio Toleafoa, Josh Tyrell, Scott Malolua, Tusiata Pisi, Henry Taefu