Worcester winger David Lemi to captain Samoa on tour
Last Updated: 26/10/12 12:37am
David Lemi: Worcester star to captain Samoa on tour
Worcester winger David Lemi will captain a Samoa squad including six uncapped players on their three-match tour next month.
Lemi has taken over the captaincy in the continued absence of hooker Mahonri Schwalger who led Samoa at last year's World Cup.
The new caps in the 29-man squad named by coach Stephen Betham are Auckland Blues lock Filo Paulo, former New Zealand rugby league player Setaimata Sa, Samoa sevens star Robert Lilomaiava, flanker Tivani Foma'i, France-based prop Viliamu Afatia and Auckland scrum-half Auvasa Faleali'i.
Samoa will play Canada at Colwyn Bay on 9 November, Wales at Cardiff on 16 November and France in Paris on 23 November.
Former Auckland Blues coach Pat Lam, who will travel with Samoa as a technical advisor, said: "There's some quality players there.
"Certainly, Wales and France are the two form teams in the northern hemisphere at the moment but something that Samoa looks forward to."
Samoa squad: Sakaria Taulafo, Logovi'i Mulipola, Census Johnston, Viliamu Afatia, Ti'i Paulo, Ole Avei, Daniel Leo, Fa'atiga Lemalu, Joe Tekori, Filo Paulo, Taiasina Tuifu'a, Ofisa Treviranus, Maurie Fa'asavalu, Tivani Foma'I, Kane Thompson, Kahn Fotuali'i, Jeremy Su'a, Auvasa Faleali'i, Tusi Pisi, Ki Anufe, Setaimata Sa, Seilala Mapusua, Paul Williams, Robert Lilomaiava, David Lemi (capt), Reupenna Levasa, Paul Perez, Fa'atoina Autagavaia, Alesana Tuilagi, one to be added.