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Bulou Mataitoga of Loughborough Lightning
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Bulou Mataitoga of Loughborough Lightning
Ben Lumley

Mataitoga starts for USA against Wales

Loughborough Lightning’s Bulou Mataitoga will start for the USA against Wales on Saturday (30 September, kick-off 2:30pm).

Mataitoga has been selected to start at full-back for the Eagles in an international encounter taking place at Stadiwm CSM in Colwyn Bay.

The 29-year-old, who made her 15s senior international debut against England in 2019, will earn her 11th cap in what is interim head coach Milton Haig’s first test match in charge.

He said: “This is an official test against Wales, who are ranked above us in the World rankings, and it’s an opportunity to implement everything we have been training in the last two weeks with physical intent and accuracy of skills.

“Wales are a very good side, and we know we will be put under pressure by them, but we’ve shown excellent improvement in all aspects of our game this training week. Our aim is to make a very good account of ourselves.”

Saturday 30 September 2023
Stadiwm CSM
Kick-off: 2.30pm

15 Bulou Mataitoga (Loughborough Lightning)
14 Tess Feury
13 Kate Zackary (C)
12 Mata Hingano
11 Sarah Levy
10 Gabby Cantorna
9 Carly Waters

1 Catie Benson
2 Kathryn Treder
3 Keia Mae Sagapolu
4 Hallie Taufoou
5 Rachel Ehrecke
6 Freda Tafuna
7 Georgie Perris-Redding
8 Rachel Johnson

16 Paige Stathopoulos
17 Monalisa Tupou
18 Charli Jacoby
19 Erica Jarrell
20 Tahlia Brody
21 Taina Tukuafu
22 Meya Bizer
23 Eti Haugatau

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