Manu Samoa has been dealt a major blow ahead of their test match against Wales this Saturday. Fullback James So’oialo has been banned for three weeks after he was found guilty of a shoulder charge in the game against Canada, last weekend.
The decision means So’oialo – who is also team’s main goal kicker - will miss both tests against Wales and France.
“This obviously is a big blow for us as a team as we prepare for Wales,” said Manager Namulauulu Sami Leota.
“As expected, he (James) is devastated by the findings especially that this is first offending as a player.