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Last Updated: Thursday, 23 August 2007, 11:11 GMT 12:11 UK
Lima to play in fifth World Cup
Brian Lima in action for Samoa at the last World Cup in 2003
Lima has played in 63 Testsover the last 17 years
Veteran centre Brian Lima will become the first player to appear in five Rugby World Cups after being named in Samoa's 30-man squad.

The 35-year-old, whose bone-jarring tackles earned him the nickname "The Chiropractor", has played in all 16 of Samoa's World Cup matches since 1991.

"This is a great achievement not just for me, but for all of Samoa," he said.

Number eight Semo Setiti will captain a squad featuring 13 players based in the UK, 12 in the English Premiership.


Samoa squad:

Forwards: Census Johnston (Saracens, England), Justin Va'a (Glasgow, Scotland), Kasiano Lealamajua (Dax, France), Donald Kerslake (Vaiala, Samoa), Mahonri Schwalger (Hurricanes, NZ), Muliufi Salanoa (Scopa, Samoa), Silao Vaisolasefo (Alhambra, NZ)), Filipo Levi (Ricoh, Japan), Kane Thompson (Highlanders, NZ), Daniel Leo (Wasps), Ulia Ulia (Savaii, Samoa), Henry Tuilagi (Leicester, England)), Leo Lafaiali'i (NEC, Japan), Justin Purdie (Wellington, NZ), Semo Sititi (Docomo, Japan).

Backs:, Steve So'oialo (Harlequins, England), Junior Poluleuligaga (North Harbour, NZ), Loki Crichton (Worcester, England), Lolo Lui (Moataa, Samoa), Eliota Fuimaono-Sapolu (Bath, England), Jerry Meafou (Scopa, Samoa), Anitelia Tuilagi (Leeds, England), David Lemi (Bristol, England), Seilala Mapusua (London Irish, England), Elvis Seveali'i (Sale, England), Brian Lima (Bristol, England), Lome Fa'atau (Hurricanes, NZ), Alesana Tuilagi (Leicester, England), Gavin Williams (Connacht, Ireland).



SEE ALSO
Rugby union positions guide
05 Feb 07 |  Laws & Equipment
Country profile: Samoa
06 Jun 07 |  Country profiles


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