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David Lemi to lead Samoa against Wales

CARDIFF (AFP) –

Samoa's David Lemi plays in England for the Worcester Warriors

David Lemi (centre) is tackled by Springbok fullback Patrick Lambie during at World Cup match in Auckland last year. Lemi will skipper Samoa against Wales at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff on Friday

David Lemi will lead Samoa against Wales at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff on Friday.

The Worcester Warriors player also skippered Samoa when they limited Scotland to a 16-17 victory in Apia in June.

Last Saturday’s 26-12 defeat by the Pumas at the Millennium Stadium was Wales’ fourth loss in a row and left them contemplating the prospect of suffering an autumn whitewash with Australia, who beat them 3-0 in a Test series in June, and New Zealand, who haven’t lost to the Welsh since 1953, also heading to Cardiff.

Samoa team announced Wednesday to play Wales in a one-off international at the Millennium Stadium on Friday (1930GMT kick-off):

Samoa (15-1)

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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