Pritchard, Papalii headline Samoa World Cup squad

first_imgPapalii started in all three State of Origin matches this season and was originally selected to play for Australia in the ANZAC Test in May but was withdrawn due to suspension.The 25-year-old Canberra forward has played nine tests for the Kangaroos but will now wear blue, joining fellow Toa newcomers Zane Musgrove, Jazz Tevaga and Jarome Luai.The squad will be led by Pritchard, who returned to the NRL from the English Super League to join Parramatta this season.The 33-year-old represented the Kiwis at the 2013 World Cup but has since accumulated five test caps for Samoa.Joseph Paulo returns to the side for the first time since 2010 while Ben Roberts, Leeson Ah Mau, Peter and Sione Mata’utia, Sam Tagataese and Tautau Moga add further experience to the squad.A former New Zealand half, Roberts has 12 test caps for Samoa and starred for Castleford in 2017, who take on Leeds in the Super League grand final this weekend.Head coach Matt Parish said it was a strong, experienced squad with the desire to represent Samoa as evident in the disappointment of several NRL players who missed selection.”Despite some players being unavailable due to injury we have a very strong squad that will do Samoa proud,” he said.”It’s a tough group but these boys have lifted before when they have put on the Samoan jersey, and there is a lot of competitiveness to gain selection. I’m looking forward to seeing what they can do.”Rugby League Samoa president Tagaloa Faafouina Su’a said team work would be the focus of the preparations for the squad leading up to the opening game against the Kiwis.”Teamwork requires sacrifice upfront and putting the collective needs of the team ahead of any individual. There is no ‘I’ in team but there is ‘I’ in ‘WIN’,” he said.The Samoa squad will assemble in Sydney next Tuesday and play a Country Rugby League side in Wagga on 13 October.Along with New Zealand, Samoa will face Tonga and Scotland in the World Cup group stages.Samoa squad:Frank Pritchard (C), Bunty Afoa, Leeson Ah Mau, Faámanu Brown, Herman Ese’ese,Pita Godinet, Joey Leilua, Ricky Leutele, Sam Lisone, Jarmoine Luai, Suaia Matagi, Peter Mata’utia, Sione Mata’utia, Ken Maumalo, Tautau Moga, Zane Musgrave, Josh Papalii, Joseph Paulo, Junior Paulo, Ben Roberts, Sam Tagataese, Jazz Tevaga, Young Tonumaipea, Matthew WrightPhoto: PHOTOSPORT Former Kangaroos rep Josh Papalii will represent Samoa at the 2017 Rugby League World Cup.last_img read more

Google Pay is about to axe this really useful feature

first_img Sign up for the Mobile NewsletterSign Up Please keep me up to date with special offers and news from Goodtoknow and other brands operated by TI Media Limited via email. You can unsubscribe at any time. Show More Unlike other sites, we thoroughly review everything we recommend, using industry standard tests to evaluate products. We’ll always tell you what we find. We may get a commission if you buy via our price links.Tell us what you think – email the Editor This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply. We’d also like to send you special offers and news just by email from other carefully selected companies we think you might like. Your personal details will not be shared with those companies – we send the emails and you can unsubscribe at any time. Please tick here if you are happy to receive these messages.By submitting your information, you agree to the Terms & Conditions and Privacy & Cookies Policy. Google Pay users in the UK will no longer be able to transfer money between friends on the Google Pay app.The company announced on Friday that from September 6 it is getting rid of its Google Pay P2P service in the UK.  The peer-to-peer money transfer feature allows users to send and request money directly within the Google Pay app. It is a really useful little tool that lets you pay your friends back for dinner or contribute to the taxi home when you’re out and about. Google integrated the feature from its standalone app into the Google Pay app last year.Related: How to use Google Pay on your Android phoneThe news was revealed to users in an email sent on Friday morning. Google stated that the P2P status will no longer be available in the Google Pay app, in Gmail or on pay.google.com.This is due to Google Pay moving from Google Payment Limited to Google Ireland Limited in the UK meaning that the relationship with GPL and the e-money service they operate is ending. GIL will continue to offer other services but will primarily be focused on helping you to save and manage your payment credentials and use them to make purchases with Google and on Google marketplaces.Related: The UK government now accepts Apple Pay and Google PayGoogle is asking all users with a net positive balance on their Google Pay accounts to sign into their Google payments profile and transfer the money back to their bank account before September 6.Customers with zero balance in their accounts are not required to take any further action before the change.Related: Best PhoneGoogle has assured users that nothing about the experience using Google services will change and that Google Ireland Limited and Google Payment Limited are working together to keep the transition smooth for users. Information about your past transactions will still be available to view on Google Pay’s website.last_img read more