Samoa ring the changes for Scotland clash

London - Samoa coach Stephen Betham made seven changes for the Pacific Islanders' final Pool B game against Scotland in Newcastle on Saturday.

The 26-5 defeat against Japan in Samoa's previous match prompted Betham to field new combinations in the midfield and among his loose forwards.

Rey Lee-Lo and George Pisi will form a new centre pairing, while Maurie Faasavalu, Jack Lam and Alafoti Faosiliva will be together in the back row for the first time.

Samoa, who will be captained by scrumhalf Kahn Fotuali'i, cannot advance beyond the pool stage.

Samoa

15-Tim Nanai-Williams, 14-Paul Perez, 13-George Pisi, 12-Rey Lee-Lo, 11-Fa'atoina Autagavaia, 10-Tusi Pisi, 9-Kahn Fotuali'i (captain), 8- Alafoti Faosiliva, 7-Jack Lam, 6-Maurie Faasavalu, 5-Kane Thompson, 4-Teofilo Paulo, 3-Census Johnston, 2-Ma'atulimanu Leiataua,  1-Sakaria Taulafo.

Replacements: 16-Motu Matu'u, 17-Viliamu Afatia, 18-Anthony Perenise, 19-Faifili Levave, 20-Vavae Tuilagi, 21-Vavao Afemai, 22-Patrick Faapale, 23-Ken Pisi

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