Scrum-half Fotuali’i played for the Islanders as recently as the Pacific Nations Cup final, while the Pisi brothers remain in the fold – despite being rested for the tournament.
Samoa’s Rugby World Cup begins against the USA in Brighton on September 20th, while their clash with Japan is being hosted in the familiar surroundings of stadiummk on October 3rd.
South Africa and Scotland complete Pool B.
SAMOA SQUAD FOR RWC 2015
Props: Viliamu Afatia, Jake Grey, Logovii Mulipola, Anthony Perenise, Sakaria Taulafo
Hookers: Wayne Ole Avei, Ma'atulimanu Leiataua, Motu Matu'u
Locks: Faatiga Lemalu, Teofilo Paulo, Kane Thompson, Iosefa Tekori
Back-row: Maurie Faasavalu, Alafoti Faosiliva, TJ Ioane, Jack Lam, Vavae Tuilagi, Ofisa Treviranus (captain)
Half-backs: Vavao Afemai, Kahn Fotuali’i
Fly-halfs: Patrick Fa'apale, Tusiata Pisi, Mike Stanley
Midfield: Rey Lee Lo, Johnny Leota, George Pisi, Paul Perez
Outside backs: Fa'atoina Autagavaia, Ken Pisi, Tim Nanai-Williams, Alesana Tuilagi (vice captain)