By Richard Cowley, Updated: 10/10/13
Samoa initially named a 26 man squad for the upcoming Rugby League World Cup. World Cup officials released a media advisory regarding the 26 players listed and have asked Samoa to re-submit a 24 man squad.
“Rugby League World Cup 2013 is aware that Samoa have published a squad list for the tournament which contains 26 players.
This contravenes the tournament rules, which state that tournament squads can only include a maximum of 24 players.
RLWC2013 have asked Samoa RL to confirm the 24-man squad with immediate effect.’
Samoa has now finalised their 24 man squad
Samoa kick-off their World Cup Campaign on October the 27th against New Zealand in Warrington, England.
Samoa 24 man 2013 RLWC Squad
Roy Asotasi (South Sydney Rabbitohs), David Fa’alogo (Newcastle Knights), Pita Godinet (New Zealand Warriors), Harrison Hansen (Wigan Warriors), Masada Iosefa (Wests Tigers), Faleniu Iosi (Letava Bulldogs), Tim Lafai (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs), Joseph Leilua (Newcastle Knights), Teofilo Lepou (Marist Saints), Reni Maitua (Parramatta Eels), Penani Manumeasili (Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks), Mose Masoe (Penrith Panthers), Suaia Matagi (New Zealand Warriors), Arden McCarthy (Point Chevalier Pirates), Anthony Milford (Canberra Raiders), Junior Moors (Melbourne Storm), Edward Purcell (New Zealand Warriors), Ben Roberts (Parramatta Eels), Iosia Soliola (St Helens), Sauaso Sue (Wests Tigers), Mark Taufua (Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks), Ionatana Tino (Apia Barracudas), Daniel Vidot (St George Illawarra Dragons), Antonio Winterstein (Brisbane Broncos)
Head coach: Matt Parish
Samoa Rugby League World Cup schedule
Week 1 : Oct 27th (Sunday), New Zealand v Samoa, Location – The Halliwell Jones Stadium, Warrington, England
Week 2: Nov 4th (Monday), Samoa v Papua New Guinea, Location – MS3 Craven Park, Hull, England
Week 3: Nov 11th (Monday), France v Samoa, Location – Gilbert Brutus Stadium, Perpignan, France