Rugby: Taulafo comes in to Samoa Test line–up

Stade Francais prop Sakaria Taulafo is the only change to the Samoa line-up to face Italy in Saturday’s Test in Nelspruit.

Coach Stephen Betham has stuck with the side that beat Scotland 27-17 last weekend. Taulafo, who moved to France from London Wasps last month, takes over in the front row from Logovii Mulipola

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Samoa team: 15 J Sooialo, 14 A Leiua, 13 P Williams (captain), 12 J Leota, 11 A Tuilagi, 10 T Pisi, 9 J Sua, 8 T Tuifua, 7 J Lam, 6 O Treviranus, 5 D Leo, 4 T Paulo, 3 C Johnston, 2 W Ole Avei, 1 S Taulafo. Replacements: 16 T Paulo, 17 L Mulipola, 18 J Johnston, 19 K Thompson, 20 J Poluleuligaga, 21 B Vaaulu, 22 S Mapusua, 23 P Faasalele.