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Lee-Lo up against familiar faces in Suva

International | 1st August 2019

Rey Lee-Lo will look to make impact from the bench during Samoa's Pacific Nations Cup clash against USA on Friday.

The Cardiff Blues star played his part as Samoa got off to a winning start to the tournament in atrocious conditions, sealing victory over Tonga in Apia, but is replaced in the starting line-up by Scarlets' Kieron Fonotia.

Familiar faces will line up on both sides of the ball in Suva on Friday, with former Cardiff Blues players representing each side.

Blaine Scully will captain the Eagles, as they look to build upon their opening victory over Canada, while Cam Dolan features in the number eight jersey.

Meanwhile, scrum half, Pele Cowley, who enjoyed a brief loan spell with Wales' Capital Region, and lock, Teofilo Paulo, are named in Steve Jackson's starting XV.

Samoa: Ah See Tuala; Johnny Vaili, Kieron Fonotia, Henry Taefu, Alapati Leiua; AJ Alatimu, Pele Cowley; Jordan Lay, Seilala Lam, James Lay, Teofilo Paulo, Vaitoasa Senio Toleafoa, Henry Stowers, TJ Ioane, Piula Faasalele (capt)

Replacements: Elia Elia, Logovii Mulipola, Paul Alo-Emile, Jack Lam / Kane Leaupepe, Afaesetiti Amosa, Auvasa Falealii, Reynold Lee-Lo, JJ Taulagi

USA: Will Hooley, Blaine Scully (capt.), Bryce Campbell, Paul Lasike, Martin Iosefo; AJ MacGinty, Ruben de Haas; Chance Wenglewski, James Hilterbrand, Paul Mullen, Ben Landry, Greg Peterson, Tony Lamborn, John Quill, Cam Dolan

Replacements: Dylan Fawsitt, David Ainu'u, Paddy Ryan, Nate Brakeley, Ben Pinkelman, Nate Augspurger, Will Magie, Madison Hughes