Veteran Manu Samoa flanker

Jack Lam eyes fairytale finish with Manu Samoa

The former Test captain was the most capped player (38) named in a new-look Samoan squad to play the Māori All Blacks and Tonga in June and July, with a number of overseas based stars unavailable because of Covid-19 travel restrictions.

Lam is a free agent after spending the past two seasons with Japanese club NEC Green Rockets and, at 33, is not sure what his rugby future holds.

"At my stage of my career there's not much of my good days ahead of me left so if I can leave with the team qualified for the next World Cup I'd be very happy to leave on that note," he admitted.