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Kahn Fotuali'i one of seven British-based players in Samoa side to face Wales

Last Updated: 14/11/12 3:24pm

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Kahn Fotuali'i: Back at scrum-half for Samoa against Wales on Friday

Kahn Fotuali'i: Back at scrum-half for Samoa against Wales on Friday

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Ospreys scrum-half Kahn Fotuali'i will take on some familiar faces on Friday after being named in Samoa's team to face Wales.

Fotuali'i is one of seven British-based players in the South Sea Islanders' final XV which also includes Harlequins flanker Maurie Fa'asavalu, who represented England and Great Britain at rugby league.

They have made six changes to the side that beat Canada 42-12 in Colwyn Bay last Friday, with Fotuali'i coming in for Jeremy Su'a and Fa'asavalu replacing Tivani Foma'i.

Former Sale back Paul Williams returns from injury to start at centre but there is no place in the side for Robert Lilomaiava, who scored four tries against Canada but is left on the bench in favour of Lemi.

Only seven substitutes have been named on the bench, with the final player to be added in due course.

Former Leicester wing Alesana Tuilagi and ex-London Irish centre Seilala Mapusua were unavailable for the tour due to injury.

Samoa: Autagavaia (Northland), Perez (Eastern Province), G Pisi (Northampton), Williams (Stade Francais), Lemi (Worcester, capt), T Pisi (Suntory), Fotuali'i (Ospreys); Taulafo (Wasps), Avei (Bordeaux-Begles), Johnston (Toulouse); Leo (Perpignan), T Paulo (North Harbour); Treviranus (London Irish), Fa'asavalu (Harlequins), Tuifua (Newcastle).
Replacements: T Paulo (Clermont), Afatia (Agen), Johnston (Harlequins), Fomai (Hawke's Bay), Su'a (Tasman), Leota (Sale), Lilomaiava (Laulii), TBC.

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