Congratulations to NEC Harlequins scrum half Steve So'oialo who has been selected in the Samoa squad for their IRB Pacific Nations Cup encounter against Fiji this Saturday (19th May).
The squad contains a mixture of overseas-based players such as Brian Lima, Semo Sititi and Lome Faatau, as well as ten players based in Samoa who have been rewarded for their performances in the IRB Pacific Rugby Cup earlier this month.
Samoa host Fiji in their capital Apia this weekend in their opening match in this year's IRB Pacific Nations Cup, which also features Tonga, Japan, Australia A and defending champions, the Junior All Blacks.
The full squad is as follows:
Forwards: Donald Kerslake (Upolu Samoa), Naama Leleimalefaga (Savai'i Samoa), Fosi Palaamo (Leinster), Mahonri Schwalger (Hurricanes, Super 14), Muliufi Salanoa (Upolu Samoa), Joe Tekori (Auckland NPC), Kane Thompson (Highlanders, Super 14), Leo Lafaiali'i (NEC, Japan), Filipo Levi (Highlanders, Super 14), Justin Purdie (Wellington, NPC), Ulia Ulia (Savai'i Samoa), Alapasa Cordtz (Upolu Samoa), Semo Sititi (Docomo, Japan), Alfie Toala (Bristol)
Backs: Steve So'oialo (NEC Harlequins), Notise Tauafao (Upolu Samoa), Josh Keil (Upolu Samoa), Loki Crichton (Newcastle Falcons), Brian Lima (Bristol), Gavin Williams (Connacht), Anetelea Tuilagi (Leicester Tigers), David Lemi (Bristol), Esera Lauina (Savai'i Samoa), Lome Faatau (Hurricanes, Super 14), Tauvaga Faafou (Savai'i Samoa), Paletuatoa Toelupe (Upolu Samoa)
During week commencing 22nd April Harlequins will launch an innovative, new Membership Scheme which will replace the existing Season Ticket Holder Programme. Further details of the scheme will be announced in due course.