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Lee-Lo returns for Wales clash

21st June 2017

Rey Lee-Lo has returned to fitness to line up for Samoa against Wales in Apia on Friday.

The Cardiff Blues centre missed last week’s heavy defeat to New Zealand but is one of six changes to the Islanders’ starting line-up.

David Lemi and D’Angelo Leuila also come into the backline while Alafoti Faosiliva, Galu Taufale and Paul Alo-Emile start up front.

Lee-Lo said: "I'm looking forward to playing against some of the boys. There's a few of the Cardiff Blues boys in there, and you've got Jockey [Matt Sherratt] over there as a coach as well.

"It will strange playing against them, having been on their team all year. I know their games, and they know me so it's going to be interesting to see how we deal with each other's games. It will be good fun."

Lee-Lo, who scooped the Peter Thomas Player of the Season award earlier this month, will be up against plenty of familiar faces.

There are five Cardiff Blues’ stars in the Wales starting line-up with Gareth Anscombe lining up at full-back and Dillon Lewis, Seb Davies, Josh Navidi and Ellis Jenkins in the pack.

Samoa: 15 D’Angelo Leuila, 14 Alapati Leiua, 13 Kieron Fonotia, 12 Rey Lee-Lo, 11 David Lemi (c), 10 Tusi Pisi, 9 Kahn Fotualii, 8 Fata Alafoti Faosiliva, 7 Galu Taufale, 6 Piula Faasalele, 5 Faatiga Lemalu, 4 Chris Vui, 3 Paul Alo-Emile, 2 Maatulimanu Leiataua, 1 Viliamu Afatia 

Replacements: 16 Seilala Lam, 17 Nephi Leatigaga, 18 Bronson Fotualii-Tauakipulu, 19 Faifili Levave, 20 Vavae Tuilagi, 21 Dwayne Polataivao, 22 Henry Taefu, 23 Tila Mealoi