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Competition - Tonga V Samoa Test
Round - N/A
Teams – Tonga V Samoa
Date – 7th of May 2016
Venue – Pirtek Stadium, Parramatta
Photographer – Mark Nolan
Description –

St George Illawarra prop Leeson Ah Mau was on Friday morning announced by Samoan RL president Tagaloa Faafouina Su'a as part of Toa Samoa's 2017 Rugby League World Cup squad.

Skipper Frank Pritchard and Josh Papalii (who will play for Samoa for the first time) were named in a Samoan side chockful of extensive NRL and Super League experience.

Ah Mau, Ben Roberts, Peter and Sione Mata’utia, Sam Tagataese and Tautau Moga are an example of the further experience within the squad.

Toa Samoa will take on New Zealand (Auckland, 28 October), Tonga (Hamilton, 4 November) and Scotland (Cairns, 11 November). 

Coach Matt Parish said he has assembled a strong, experienced squad who have a desire to represent Samoa.

"Despite some players being unavailable due to injury we have a very strong squad that will do Samoa proud," Parish said.

Toa Samoa's 2017 Rugby League World Cup squad:

·         Frank Pritchard (c)

·         Bunty Afoa

·         Leeson Ah Mau

·         Fa'amanu Brown

·         Herman Ese’ese

·         Pita Godinet

·         Joseph Leilua

·         Ricky Leutele

·         Sam Lisone

·         Jarome Luai

·         Suaia Matagi

·         Peter Mata’utia

·         Sione Mata’utia

·         Ken Maumalo

·         Tautau Moga

·         Zane Musgrave

·         Josh Papalii

·         Joseph Paulo

·         Junior Paulo

·         Ben Roberts

·         Sam Tagataese

·         Jazz Tevaga

·         Young Tonumaipea

·         Matthew Wright

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