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Samoa name Super League duo Soliola and Hansen in their WC squad

Last Updated: 10/10/13 7:35am

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St Helens forward Sia Soliola and Wigan second row Harrison Hansen are the only Super League-based players named in Samoa's World Cup squad.

Samoa coach Matt Parish has left out Saints pair Francis Meli and Tony Puletua but he has included two NRL-based players who will be moving to Super League in 2014.

Former New Zealand captain Roy Asotasi, who is joining Warrington, and St Helens-bound forward Mose Masoe have been named in Parish's 24-man squad.

Samoa were the last of the 14 nations to submit their 24-man squads ahead of Wednesday's deadline as they waited for a final fitness check on Manly centre Steve Matai, who failed to recover from an injury picked up in last Sunday's Grand Final defeat by Sydney Roosters.

Samoa, who have former St Helens and Great Britain half-back Sean Long as their assistant coach, will open their World Cup campaign against holders New Zealand at Warrington on October 27.

Samoa: R Asotasi, D Fa'alogo, P Godinet, H Hansen, M Iosefa, F Iosi, T Lafai, J Leilua, T Lepou, R Maitua, P Manumeasili, M Masoe, S Matagi, A McCarthy, A Milford, J Moors, E Purcell, B Roberts, S Soliola, S Sue, M Taufua, I Tino, D Vidot, A Winterstein.

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