Toa Samoa coach Steve Price has finalised his team for Saturday night’s Pacific Test against Mate Ma’a Tonga at Centrebet Stadium, Penrith.
With the likes of Roy Asotasi, Jeff Lima, Junior Sa’u and Eddy Pettybourne electing to represent Samoa, Price is pleased with his line-up for this weekend’s match.
“Finalising my squad for this weekend’s Test was a lot more difficult than it was two years ago, which is testament to the growth of the game in the Pacific,” Price said on Wednesday morning.
“The talent pool we have available now as well as the quality players that have chosen to represent Samoa is increasing each year. To be able to assemble this team in the lead up to the World Cup is fantastic for the game.
“I am really looking forward to preparing our boys as professionally as I can to give them the best opportunity to represent the game, their families and their people.”
North Queeensland Cowboys’ Alex Elisala joined the team on Tuesday. David Fa’alogo, who has also elected to represent Samoa recently, and Pita Godinet are unavailable for Sunday’s test.
1 Matthew Wright - Sharks
2 Kalifa Faifai Loa - Cowboys
3 Antonio Winterstein - Cowboys
4 Junior Sa'u - Storm
5 Daniel Vidot - Dragons
6 Carlos Tuimavave - Warriors
7 Ben Roberts - Eels
8 Jeff Lima - Rabbitohs
9 Masada Iosefa - Wests Tigers
10 Roy Asotasi - Rabbitohs
11 Eddy Pettybourne- Wests Tigers
12 Sam Tagataese - Sharks
13 Lama Tasi - Roosters
14 Leeson Ah Mau - Dragons
15 Martin Taupau - Bulldogs
16 Mark Taufua - Sharks
17 Alex Elisala - Cowboys
18 Tanielu Pasene - Rugby League Samoa
19 Leia Saofaiga - Rugby League Samoa
A reminder the team are attending a Fan Day from 2pm on Wednesday afternoon, followed by a training session at New Era Stadium, Cabramatta.
Saturday April 20, 2013
Centrebet Stadium, Penrith
12:30 – Gates Open
13:00 – VB NSW Cup: Windsor v Wentworthville
15:10 – VB NSW Cup: North Sydney v Mounties
17:35 – Holden U/20’s State of Origin: NSW U/20’s v Queensland U/20’s
19:35 – Pacific Test: Samoa v Tonga
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