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Samoa name unchanged line-up

Samoa have named an unchanged starting XV to play England at Twickenham on Saturday following last weekend's 20-10 defeat to Ireland.

The team features seven Aviva Premiership-based players, including the Leicester wing Alesana Tuilagi and the London Irish pair Seilala Mapasua and George Stowers.

Toulouse prop Census Johnston returns to the squad on the bench after missing the game in Dublin following the death of his sister.

Samoa will again be captained by the former Sale hooker Mahonri Schwalger, who played against England in both the 2003 and 2007 Rugby World Cups.

Samoa team to play England at Twickenham on Saturday, November 20; kick-off 2.30pm:

P Williams; D Lemi, G Pisi, S Mapasua, A Tuilagi; T Lavea, K Fotualii; S Taulafo, M Schwalger (capt), A Perenise, K Thompson, F Levi, O Treviranus, M Salavea, G Stowers.

Replacements: T Paulo, C Johnston, J Tekori, A Aiono, J Poluleuligaga, G Williams, F Otto.


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