Samoa call on northern hemisphere stars
November 3, 2009
Seilala Mapusua has been included in the Samoa squad © Getty Images
Samoa have called on their northern hemisphere stars for up-coming Test matches against Wales, France and Italy.
Samoa kick-off their tour against Wales at the Millennium Stadium on November 13 and will be able to name a formidable side.
London Irish stars Seilala Mapusua, Sailosi Tagicakibau and George Stowers are all included, along with Bath duo Eliota Fuimaono-Sapolu and Jonny Fa'amatuainu. Newcastle lock Filipo Levi and Sale's Mahonri Schwalger are also given the nod.
Andy Tuilagi joins his brother, Perpignan No.8 Henry, in the squad and the French theme is continued with Toulouse prop Census Johnston and Clermont Auvergne utility back Gavin Williams also making the trip.
Samoa squad for Tests against Wales, France and Italy:
Forwards: Cencus Johnston (Toulouse), Justin Va'a (Glasgow), Jeremiah Fatialofa (Counties-Manukau), Sakaria Taulafo (Tasman), Mahonri Schwalger (Sale), Andrew Williams (Apia West), Filipo Levi (Newcastle Falcons), Iosefa Tekori (Castres), Kane Thompson (Dax), Jonny Fa'amatuainu (Bath), Ofisa Treviranus (Apia West), George Stowers (London Irish), Misioka Timoteo (Apia), Henry Tuilagi (Perpignan), Semiperive Semeane (Apia)
Backs: Junior Poluleuligaga (Bay of Plenty), Uale Mai (Apia West), Fa'atonu Fili (Wellington), Lolo Lui (Apia), Seilala Mapusua (London Irish), Eliota Fuimaono-Sapolu (Bath), Gavin Williams (Clermont), Anitelea Tuilagi (Sale), Henry Fa'afili (Leeds Carnegie), Sailosi Tagicakibau (London Irish), David Lemi (Wasps), Titi Esau (Apia West)