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Preview : Samoa vs Tonga – 7th June 2014

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Samoa host Tonga this Saturday at Apia Park in the first match of the 2014 Pacific Nations Cup.

The Squads are as follows:

Current Samoan squad

Samoa 47-man squad for their 2014 mid-year test against Italy and Japan and their two tests in the 2014 IRB Pacific Nations Cup.

  • Head Coach: Samoa Stephen Betham
  • Caps Updated: 31 May 2014

Note: Flags indicate national union for the club/province as defined by the International Rugby Board.

Player Position Date of Birth (Age) Caps Club/province
Ole Avei Hooker 13 June 1983 (age 30) 15 France Bordeaux Bègles
Ropeti Lafo1 Hooker 13 March 1992 (age 22) 2 Samoa Marist St. Joseph
Ti’i Paulo Hooker 13 January 1983 (age 31) 17 France Clermont
Andrew Williams1 Hooker 20 June 1985 (age 28) 9 Samoa Marist St. Joseph
Sam Aiono1 Prop 7 April 1989 (age 25) 1 New Zealand Counties Manukau
Jake Grey1 Prop 17 February 1984 (age 30) 1 Samoa S.C.O.P.A.
Census Johnston Prop 6 May 1981 (age 33) 42 France Toulouse
James Johnston Prop 6 March 1986 (age 28) 12 England Saracens
Logovi’i Mulipola Prop 11 March 1987 (age 27) 14 England Leicester Tigers
Anthony Perenise Prop 18 October 1982 (age 31) 15 England Bath
Aniseko Sio1 Prop 1 September 1992 (age 21) 1 Samoa Vaiala Rugby
Raymold Salu1 Prop 22 June 1992 (age 21) 0 Samoa Marist St. Joseph
Sakaria Taulafo Prop 29 January 1983 (age 31) 26 France Stade Français
Levi Asifa’amatala1 Lock 10 February 1988 (age 26) 1 Samoa Vailele Rugby
Piula Fa’asalele Lock 22 January 1988 (age 26) 2 France Castres
Fa’atiga Lemalu1 Lock 17 April 1989 (age 25) 9 Japan Fukuoka Sanix Blues
Daniel Leo Lock 2 October 1982 (age 31) 37 France Perpignan
Maselino Paulino1 Lock 21 June 1988 (age 25) 5 Samoa Apia
Filo Paulo Lock 6 November 1987 (age 26) 8 Wales Cardiff Blues
Kane Thompson Lock 9 January 1982 (age 32) 26 New Zealand Chiefs
Oneone Fa’afou1 Flanker 2 June 1992 (age 22) 1 Samoa Vaiala Rugby
Maurie Fa’asavalu Flanker 12 January 1980 (age 34) 19 England Harlequins
Jack Lam Flanker 18 November 1987 (age 26) 5 New Zealand Hurricanes
Lio Lolo1 Flanker 1 Samoa Apia
Faalemiga Selesele1 Flanker 28 February 1989 (age 25) 1 Samoa Moata’a
Misioka Timoteo1 Flanker 26 November 1988 (age 25) 6 Samoa Vaiala Rugby
Faifili Levave Number 8 15 January 1986 (age 28) 2 New Zealand Hurricanes
Ofisa Treviranus Number 8 31 March 1984 (age 30) 27 England London Irish
Vavao Afemai1 Scrum-half 18 February 1992 (age 22) 1 Samoa Vaiala Rugby
Kahn Fotuali’i Scrum-half 22 May 1982 (age 32) 16 England Northampton Saints
Vaiofoga Simanu1 Scrum-half 16 March 1991 (age 23) 1 Samoa Tepatasi
Jeremy Su’a Scrum-half 10 November 1988 (age 25) 13 England Worcester Warriors
Patrick Fa’apale1 Fly-half 5 March 1991 (age 23) 1 Samoa Vaiala Rugby
Tusi Pisi Fly-half 18 June 1982 (age 31) 18 Japan Suntory Sungoliath
Alapati Leiua Centre 21 September 1988 (age 25) 5 New Zealand Hurricanes
Johnny Leota Centre 21 January 1984 (age 30) 10 England Sale Sharks
Meki Magele1 Centre 21 January 1985 (age 29) 2 Samoa Marist Samoa
Tua Otto1 Centre 23 July 1985 (age 28) 9 England Bristol
George Pisi Centre 29 June 1986 (age 27) 14 England Northampton Saints
Kaino Thomsen1 Centre 12 May 1991 (age 23) 1 Samoa Vaiala Rugby
David Lemi Wing 10 February 1982 (age 32) 36 England Worcester Warriors
Reupena Levasa1 Wing 1 August 1983 (age 30) 1 Samoa Vailele Rugby
Anitelea Tuilagi1 Wing 24 February 1981 (age 33) 30 Samoa Vaiala Rugby
Tulolo Tulolo1 Wing 25 January 1991 (age 23) 1 Samoa Vaimoso Rugby
Brando Va’aulu1 Wing 3 May 1987 (age 27) 6 Australia Sunnybank Rugby
Fa’atoina Autagavaia Fullback 18 September 1988 (age 25) 8 England Northampton Saints
James So’oialo1 Fullback 2 March 1989 (age 25) 7 New Zealand Wellington

1 indicates players chosen for Samoa’s test against Japan on 30 May 2014, outside the June International window.

Tonga’s 28-man squad for the 2014 IRB Pacific Nations Cup, and the test match against the Pacific Barbarians.

  • Head Coach: Tonga Mana Otai
  • Caps Updated: 26 May 2014

Note: Flags indicate national union for the club/province as defined by the International Rugby Board.

Player Position Date of Birth (Age) Caps Club/province
Paul Ngauamo Hooker 19 February 1990 (age 24) 0 New Zealand Sydenham R.F.C.
Suliasi Taufalele Hooker 12 August 1988 (age 25) 2 New Zealand Counties Manukau
Eddie Aholelei Prop 3 December 1981 (age 32) 4 Australia Melbourne Rebels
Ofa Fainga’anuku Prop 5 December 1982 (age 31) 2 England Worcester Warriors
Tevita Mailau Prop 25 April 1985 (age 29) 8 France Stade Montois
Sila Puafisi Prop 15 April 1988 (age 26) 8 England Gloucester
Kama Sakalia Prop 23 August 1985 (age 28) 5 Tonga Marist ‘Apifo’ou
Josh Afu Lock 21 February 1987 (age 27) 15 Japan Kamaishi Seawaves
Daniel Faleafa Lock 13 February 1989 (age 25) 2 Australia Randwick
Semisi Taulava Lock 26 February 1983 (age 31) 0 England Worcester Warriors
Viliami Fihaki Flanker 17 January 1987 (age 27) 3 England Sale Sharks
Steve Mafi Flanker 9 December 1989 (age 24) 9 England Leicester Tigers
Pasuka Mapakaitolo Flanker 27 April 1980 (age 34) 3 Japan Kobelco Steelers
Opeti Fonua Number 8 26 May 1986 (age 28) 5 France Bayonne
Nili Latu Number 8 19 February 1982 (age 32) 37 Japan Green Rockets
Viliami Ma’afu Number 8 9 March 1982 (age 32) 16 France Oyonnax
Samisoni Fisilau Scrum-half 29 November 1987 (age 26) 13 New Zealand Bay of Plenty
Sonatane Takulua Scrum-half 11 January 1991 (age 23) 0 New Zealand Northland
Fangatapu Apikotoa Fly-half 31 August 1983 (age 30) 28 Tonga Marist ‘Apifo’ou
Latiume Fosita Fly-half 25 July 1992 (age 21) 3 New Zealand Northland
Fraser Anderson Centre 20 April 1984 (age 30) 2 Japan Kobelco Steelers
Viliami Hakalo Centre 12 April 1987 (age 27) 6 Tonga Toa Saracens
Siale Piutau Centre 13 October 1985 (age 28) 14 Japan Yamaha Júbilo
Alaska Taufa Centre 24 July 1983 (age 30) 10 Japan Akita Northern Bullets
William Helu Wing 19 April 1986 (age 28) 18 England London Wasps
Fetu’u Vainikolo Wing 30 January 1985 (age 29) 12 England Exeter Chiefs
David Halaifonua Fullback 5 July 1987 (age 26) 7 Tonga Hofoa
Otulea Katoa Fullback 26 April 1991 (age 23) 7 Tonga Grammar Teachers
Last 10 Games played between the Samoa and Tonga
5-Jun-12 Samoa 20 – 18 Tonga
13-Jul-11 Samoa 19 – 29 Tonga
12-Jun-10 Samoa 24 – 23 Tonga
23-Jun-09 Samoa 27 – 13 Tonga
28-Jun-08 Tonga 15 – 20 Samoa
16-Sep-07 Samoa 15 – 19 Tonga
23-Jun-07 Samoa 50 – 03 Tonga
1-Jul-06 Tonga 00 – 36 Samoa
23-Jul-05 Tonga 19 – 30 Samoa
2-Jul-05 Samoa 50 – 28 Tonga

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Overall Stats Samoa

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Overall Stats Tonga
Games Played 42 Games Played 42
*Games Won 24 *Games Won 16
*Games Lost 16 *Games Lost 24
Games Drawn 2 Games Drawn 2
*Longest Winning Streak 9 *Longest Winning Streak 5
*Longest Losing Streak 5 *Longest Losing Streak 9
*Largest Points For 62 *Largest Points For 29
*Largest Points Against 29 *Largest Points Against 62
*Largest Winning Margin 49 *Largest Winning Margin 17
*Largest Losing Margin -17 *Largest Losing Margin -49
*Total Points For 864 *Total Points For 635
*Avg Points For 20.57 *Avg Points For 15.12
*Total Points Against 635 *Total Points Against 864
*Avg Points Against 15.12 *Avg Points Against 20.57
*Total Points Difference 229 *Total Points Difference -229
*Avg Points Difference 5.45 *Avg Points Difference -5.45
* = By Samoa * = By Tonga

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POSSIBLE RR World Rankings outcome on Result

SAM (on 75.49 points) at home -vs- TON (on 73.21 points)

Possible Outcome Rating Point
Exchange
New SAM
Rating
New TON
Rating
Will TON
overtake SAM?
If SAM win by 1-15 points 0.472 75.96 72.74 No
If SAM win by more than 15 0.708 76.20 72.50 No
If result is a draw 0.528 74.96 73.74 No
If TON win by 1-15 points 1.528 73.96 74.74 Yes
If TON win by more than 15 2.292 73.20 75.50 Yes

Source : RugbyRedefined.com


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