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World Rugby Pacific Challenge: Samoa ‘A’ Wary Of Junior Japan

A lot of the boys are under 20 years and they have finished their game against Tonga at home. It is a good opportunity for them to gain exposure as it is different from the age group level
04 Mar 2019 10:00
World Rugby Pacific Challenge: Samoa ‘A’ Wary Of Junior Japan
Samoan A rugby team at Nadi International Airport on March 3,2019. Photo: Waisea Nasokia

Samoa A captain Afa Aiono says the Swire Fiji Warriors team will be the team to beat in the 2018 World Rugby Pacific Challenge which kicks off on Fri­day in Suva.

“A lot of the boys are under 20 years and they have finished their game against Tonga at home. It is a good opportunity for them to gain exposure as it is different from the age group level,”Aiono said.

“Only five of us are senior players in the team.

“We have Samoan fans here. We know our Fijian brothers would be tough to beat and they are the fa­vourite.”

The Brian Lima-coached side takes on Junior Japan in their first encounter at the ANZ Stadium.

“As we know Japan plays re­ally fast game so we need to be ready,”Aiono said.

The five senior players in the side are Aiono (hooker), Andrea Stow­ers (prop), Siliva Tapu (prop), Saka­ria Taulafo (prop) and Potu Leavasa (lock/no.8).

Schedule:

Friday: 2.30pm: Samoa A v Jnr Ja­pan

5pm: Swire Shipping Fiji Warriors v Tonga A

March 12: 2.30pm: Samoa A v Ton­ga A

5pm: Swire Shipping Fiji Warriors v Jnr Japan

March 16: 2.30pm: Jnr Japan v Tonga A

5pm: Swire Shipping Fijian War­riors v Samoa A

Edited by Osea Bola

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