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Saints in action all over the world

Kahn Fotuali'i is starting for Samoa against Fiji © Getty Images

Rugby News Saints in action all over the world

Northampton will be represented on both sides of the Pacific and in South Africa this weekend.

After having nilled Italy last weekend, Samoa's attention this week turns to the Pacific Nations Cup (PNC) and an away game against Fiji. Kahn Fotuali'i and George Pisi started in the win over Italy and the pair have both retained their places in the starting team for Saturday's clash in Suva, along with full back Fa'atoina Autagavaia.

There is plenty riding on the match, not least determining which team will finish top of the Pacific Conference of the PNC. Both teams have performed well in recent weeks with Fiji moving up one place in the IRB World Rankings to 10th following good wins over Italy (25-14) and Tonga (45-17) this month. Samoa, who drew against Tonga 18-all and defeated Italy 15-0 last week, also climbed up a spot to 9th.

The North America Conference sees the USA and Canada go head-to-head in Sacramento, California. With both teams having succumbed to Japan in their previous matches there is just pride at stake for the Eagles and Maple Leafs. Cam Dolan and Samu Manoa both played in the USA's loss to Japan last weekend, but with Dolan having picked up a foot injury in Los Angeles only Manoa is available to line up against Canada.

Both Fiji v Samoa (4:10am UK time) and USA v Canada (11pm UK time) will be streamed live on the IRB's website - for full information CLICK HERE.

One player sure to make an appearance for his country on Saturday is George North, who has been named on the wing for Wales's second test against South Africa. The Welsh head to Nelspruit looking to bounce back immediately from last weekend's comprehensive defeat and North is part of an unchanged back line.

South Africa versus Wales is being broadcast live on Sky Sports from 1:30pm.

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