Denny Solomona’s meteoric rise continues.
Following a record-breaking season that saw the Castleford winger smash Super League try-scoring records, the 22-year-old has now been recognised internationally after being selected by Samoa.
In doing so, Solomona will fulfil his dream, after he revealed earlier this year in League Express that he had ambitions to represent the county in honour of his grandparents.
“We’ve got mostly pretty young guys here playing this week with about six of them putting this blue jersey on this week for Toa for the first time,” head coach Matt Parish told local press.
“The focus is on putting development players out there for experience looking at the future of the sport here in Samoa.
“We just have to play well and if the boys put on a good performance we can seal the win this week.
“With our young players like Denny, we’re looking at a really good team filled with playmakers and strong backs, so I’m glad that we have these young faces.”
Solomona is the only Super League representative in the squad that will face Fiji, but he will link up with a number of notable NRL stars including St George Illawarra centre Tim Lafai and Canberra prop Junior Paulo.