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Rugby | International Rugby

David Lemi © Gallo Images

Samoa rings changes for Wales game



Samoa has rejigged its back division as part of six changes to the starting line-up for Friday's international against Wales.

David Lemi will return as captain on the left wing at Millennium Stadium in place of Robert Lilomaiava, who scored four tries in the 42-12 win over Canada on Friday.

Scrumhalf Kahn Fotuali'i, centre Paul Williams and fullback Faatoina Autagavaia also come in as Samoa looks to avenge the 17-10 loss to Wales in last year's World Cup and claim another victory in Cardiff, after wins in 1991 and '99.

Lock Daniel Leo and flanker Maurie Fa'asavalu are the other changes to the run-on line-up.

SAMOA: Fa'atoina Autagavaia; Paul Perez, George Pisi, Paul Williams, David Lemi (capt); Tusi Pisi, Kahn Fotuali'i; Taiasina Tuifua, Maurie Fa'asavalu, Ofisa Treviranus; Teofilo Paulo, Daniel Leo; Census Johnston, Wayne Ole Avei, Sakaria Taulafo

Replacements: Ti'i Paulo, Viliamu Afatia, James Johnston, TBA, Tivaini Fomai, Jeremy Su'a, Johnny Leota, Robert Lilomaiava

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