David Lemi to lead Samoa against Wales
CARDIFF (AFP) –
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):
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