Rugby League - Lima and Fa'alogo line up for Samoa

Jeff Lima and David Fa'alogo, who were on opposite sides in Super League in 2012, will be team-mates on Saturday when Samoa take on Tonga in the Pacific Test match in Penrith, Australia.

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Jeff Lima and David Fa'alogo, pictured, have committed their future to Samoa

Former Wigan prop Lima, now with South Sydney, and ex-Huddersfield second rower Fa'alogo, who has returned to the NRL with Newcastle, are the latest New Zealand internationals to commit their future to Samoa ahead of the end-of-year World Cup.

"With over 30 per cent of our players having Pacific heritage, it will be great to be able to showcase once again the diversity within the game," said Samoa head coach Steve Price.

"I am looking forward to seeing the passion and pride that was shown during the last World Cup between these two fierce rivals."

Former Hull prop Sam Moa, who joined Sydney Roosters this season, has been named in Tonga's squad.

Tonga (from): R Fa'aoso (Manly), G Fisi'iahi (NZ Warriors), M Fonua (Melbourne), D Foster (Penrith), D Hala (Brisbane), S Havea-Hakame (Brisbane), S Havili (NZ Warriors), B Kite (Manly), S Langi (Sydney Roosters), S Likiliki (Newcastle), S Manu (Penrith).

S Moa (Sydney Roosters), F Moimoi (Parramatta), B Murdoch-Masila (Wests Tigers), M Oldfield (Sydney Roosters), P Politini (Cronulla), N Seluini (Sydney Roosters), J Taumalolo (North Queensland), A Tupou (Cronulla), E Uaisele (Wyong Roos).

Samoa (from): M Taupau (Canterbury Bulldogs), A Winterstein, K Fai Fai Loa (both North Queensland), D Vidot, L Ah Mau (both St George Illawarra), B Roberts (Parramatta), D Fa'alogo (Newcastle), P Godinet, C Tuimavave (both NZ Warriors).

L Tasi (Sydney Roosters), S Tagataese, M Taufua (both Cronulla), R Asotasi, J Lima (both South Sydney), J Sa'u (Melbourne), E Pettybourne, M Losefa (both West Tigers), T Pasene, L Saofaiga (both Rugby League Samoa).

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