Samoa and the USA will go head-to-head in Brighton on Sunday, with Fotuali’i telling Planet Rugby: “We won’t underestimate the Americans.
“They have a quick back row and some very fast backs and they will be a threat. Samu [Manoa] is a fantastic all-round player and an amazing athlete. He is one of the best forwards I’ve seen, very smart and never gives away silly penalties. We’ll have to show him a lot of respect.
“But our team as a group has its goals and we can do very well at this World Cup. The match against the All Blacks in July was an awesome experience for us and I think it showed we have what it takes.”
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