Manu Samoa 7s name strong and experienced squad for Rugby World Cup Sevens in Moscow

Manu Samoa 7s name strong and experienced squad for Rugby World Cup Sevens in Moscow

The Dubai 7s champions from 2012, Manu Samoa have named their squad for a tilt at the Rugby World Cup 7s title in Moscow next week. Welcoming back players who are full of both World Series and World Cup experience in Alafoti Faosiliva and Uale Ma'i, the Samoans have gone with a side that they know can win at the highest level. Captained by the irrepressible Afa Aiono, the Samoan pack looks fearsome supported by Lio Lolo who has once again had an incredible season on the HSBC World Sevens Series. With Stephen Betham back in charge, the playing and backroom staff has a feel of one that knows how to win and has won regularly against the very best in the world.

The Dubai 7s champions from 2012, Manu Samoa have named their squad for a tilt at the Rugby World Cup 7s title in Moscow next week. Welcoming back players who are full of both World Series and World Cup experience in Alafoti Faosiliva and Uale Ma'i, the Samoans have gone with a side that they know can win at the highest level.

Captained by the irrepressible Afa Aiono, the Samoan pack looks fearsome supported by Lio Lolo who has once again had an incredible season on the HSBC World Sevens Series.

With Stephen Betham back in charge, the playing and backroom staff has a feel of one that knows how to win and has won regularly against the very best in the world.

FORWARDS
1. Afa Aiono (C)
2. Alafoti Faosiliva
3. Faatoina Autagavaia
4. Faalemiga Selesele
5. Lio Lolo

Backs
6. Uale Ma’i
7. Lolo Lui
8. Reupena Levasa
9. Paul Perez
10. Kenneth Pisi
11. Alatasi Tupou
12. Tom Iosefo

Head Coach: Stephen Betham
Assistant Coach: Pito Malifa
Team Manager:Namualuulu Sami Leota
Physiotherapist: Dillon Lal