There are also two newcomers on the bench, with the uncapped duo of Gaolo Elisara and Dominic Feaunati in line to win their first caps.
The Samoans warmed up for the test with Ireland, their only home match before the World Cup, with games against Super 12 sides, the Waratahs and Queensland Reds. They beat the Waratahs and lost narrowly to the Reds and will give the Irish a much stiffer examination than was provided by the Tongans. The game is likely to be every bit as physical as the Tongan match and it will be played temperatures that could reach into the 90s
Samoa. 15 Fa'atonu Fili14 Lome Fa'atau13 Dale Rasmussen12 Brian Lima11 Ron Fanuatanu10 Earl Va'a,9 Denning Tyrell8 Semo Sititi (captain) 7 Maurie Fa'asavalu6 Kitiona Viliamu5 Leo Lafaialii,
Replacements 16 Jonathan Meredith17 Tamato Leupolu18 Des Tuiavi'i19 Ponali Tapelu20 Steven So'oialo21 Gaolo Elisara22 Dominic Feaunati.