Almanda Motuga

Motuga to replace Manu Samoa’s injured No.8

 Coach Steve Jackson has confirmed this after Amosa sustained a tournament-ending knee injury during Samoa’s 34-9 victory over Russia on Tuesday.  

"Alamanda was part of our group for the Tonga test in the Pacific Nations Cup, so he understands our game and our team environment. Even though he is a genuine number seven – he is also very versatile and can cover multiple positions. He’s a very fit and hardworking player who deserves the opportunity," Jackson said.

Motuga played for the Manurewa club in New Zealand.

Motuga and Vaili to boost Samoa’s 7s side

Forward, Almanda Motuga and Johnny Vaili have been selected in the final line up.

Motuga finished third in the overall World Sevens Series Performance tracker table with 329 points and Vaili finished in the top ten of most tries scored table with 29 points.

Vaili ihas also been selected to be part of Samoa’s Pacific Nations Cup squad for this year.

The Sir Gordon Tietjens-coached side is laced with more experienced players that will represent Samoa in the sevens rugby game which will be held on 12-13 July.

Samoa squad: