Samoa 39 v Italy 10

After their impressive win over Scotland last week, Samoa will aim to take two Northern Hemisphere scalps as they face off against Italy.

Recent results:
2009: Italy won 24-6, Ascoli Piceno
2001: Samoa won 17-9, L’Aquila
2000: Samoa won 43-24, Apia
1995: Samoa won 42-18, East London

The teams:

Samoa: 15 James Sooialo, 14 Alapati Leiua, 13 Paul Williams (captain), 12 Johnny Leota, 11 Alesana Tuilagi, 10 Tusi Pisi, 9 Jeremy Sua, 8 Taiasina Tuifua, 7 Jack Lam, 6 Ofisa Treviranus, 5 Daniel Leo, 4 Teofilo Paulo, 3 Census Johnston, 2 Wayne Ole Avei, 1 Sakaria Taulafo.
Replacements: 16 Ti’i Paulo, 17 Logovii Mulipola, 18 James Johnston, 19 Kane Thompson, 20 Junior Poluleuligaga, 21 Brando Vaaulu, 22 Seilala Mapusua, 23 Piula Faasalele.

Italy: 15 Andrea Masi, 14 Giovanbattista Venditti, 13 Gonzalo Canale, 12 Gonzalo Garcia, 11 Tommaso Iannone, 10 Luciano Orquera, 9 Edoardo Gori, 8 Sergio Parisse (captain), 7 Mauro Bergamasco, 6 Alessandro Zanni, 5 Marco Bortolami, 4 Valerio Bernabo, 3 Martin Castrogiovanni, 2 Leonardo Ghiraldini, 1 Alberto De Marchi.
Replacements: 16 Andrea Manici, 17 Michele Rizzo, 18 Lorenzo Cittadini, 19 Antonio Pavanello, 20 Manoa Vosawai, 21 Tobias Botes, 22 Alberto Di Bernardo, 23 Luke Mclean.

Date: Saturday, 15 June
Venue: Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit
Kick-off: 14.15 (12.15 GMT; 08.15 Sunday, June 16 Samoan time)
Expected weather: Partly cloudy day expected in Nelspruit with a low of 11°C, warming to a comfortable 23°C. No rain predicted.
Referee: Craig Joubert (South Africa)
Assistant referees: John Lacey (Ireland), Tiaan Jonker (South Africa)
TMO: Gerrie Coetzee (South Africa)

2 comments for “Samoa 39 v Italy 10

  1. avatar
    June 17, 2013 at 8:27 am

    PLENTY of perspective on the Boks’ 44-10 win now!

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  2. avatar
    June 17, 2013 at 10:05 am

    Samoa is going to win the Tournament if the Bokke play like they did on the weekend!
    8O
    PS: Samoa should join the Rugby Championship – make it 5 teams! :whistling:

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