Lafai keen for Pacific Test step up

It's very rare Samoa gets the chance to face one of rugby league's powerhouses but on Saturday night at Campbelltown Sports Stadium, St George Illawarra centre Tim Lafai will have that chance against England.

Lafai has never faced the best national team from the northern hemisphere previously but that won't stop him and Dragons teammate Leeson Ah Mau from putting their best foot forward.

The six-time Samoan international believes this weekend's Test against England is also an important stepping stone towards the Rugby League World Cup at the end of the year.