LATE CALL-UP: Prop Census Johnston on the charge for Samoa against England at RWC 2007


LONDON, 11 Sept - Census Johnston, the prop who plays club rugby for Toulouse in the French Top 14, has been called into the Samoa Rugby World Cup 2015 squad as a late replacement for the injured Logovi'i Mulipola.

The Samoan Rugby Union announced on Friday that Johnston, 34, would be arriving in the UK over the weekend.

Johnston, who previously played for English side Saracens, has 51 Test caps.

Mulipola, 28, who plays for Leicester Tigers in the Aviva Premiership, had surgery on his achilles tendon last year. He has played 17 Tests for Samoa.

Samoa will attend their official welcome ceremony at the Brighton Dome at 16:00 on Friday, 11 September.

RNS sw/rg