Samoa Sevens Head Coach Fuimana Titimaea names squad for Dubai and South Africa on HSBC World Sevens Series

Samoa Sevens Head Coach Fuimana Titimaea names squad for Dubai and South Africa on HSBC World Sevens Series

Samoa have named their squad for the Dubai and South African legs of the HSBC World Sevens Series.

Samoa shocked many in the Gold Coast as they made the final and then went on to push the all-conquering Fiji Sevens squad in what was a riveting final.

The form of Lio Lolo & Lolo Lui proved to a huge reason behind the improvement in the Samoan form and both have made the squad once more. They are joined by flyer Tom Iosefo and the influential Afa Aiono.

Coach Fuimana Titimaea will be looking for his squad to follow up on the result in Australia as they currently sit in second place and in the Olympic qualification spots. The top four finishing sides will automatically qualify for the Rio Olympics so every tournament has huge importance as the season goes on.

Manu Samoa Sevens Squad

2014-2015 World Rugby Sevens Series

Dubai 7s and Nelson Mandela Bay 7s

  1. Lio Lolo
  2. Faalemiga Selesele
  3. Tofatuimoana Solia
  4. Fale Sooialo
  5. Afa Aiono
  6. Tom Iosefo
  7. Lolo Lui
  8. Reupena Levasa
  9. Fautua Otto
  10. Tila Mealoi
  11. Fomai Ah Ki
  12. Siaosi Asofolau
  13. Tim Nanai-Williams

Management:

  1. Fuimaono Titimaea Tafua (Head Coach)
  2. Galumalemana Rudolf Moors (Assistant Coach/Team Manager)
  3. Mathew Amituanai (Physiotherapist)

Notable omission due to injury:

  1. Samoa Toloa (toe injury)
  2. Alatasi Tupou (ankle injury) .