Warriors pair Ed Fidow and Joe Taufete’e will again be Rugby World Cup starters this week.
Wing Fidow marked his World Cup debut with a brace of tries in Samoa’s emphatic victory opening win over Russia and he has retained his place for Monday’s Pool A match against Scotland in Kobe.
Fidow has now scored ten tries in nine internationals in a prolific start to his international career having first impressed on the sevens circuit.
Samoa have been forced to make three changes – two through suspension and another due t0 a tournament-ending injury for number eight Afaesetiti Amosa.
Hooker Taufete’e will also start for USA in their second Pool C match against France in Fukuoka on Wednesday.
Taufete’e will win his 25th cap having played the first 60 minutes of last week’s defeat by England in the Eagles’ opening match in Kobe.
Injuries and suspension have forced USA Head Coach Gary Gold, a former Warriors Director of Rugby, to make five changes to his side.