Most Polynesian islands and archipelagos, including the Hawaiian Islands and Samoa, are composed of volcanic islands built by hotspots.
New Zealand, Norfolk Island, and Ouvéa, the Polynesian outlier near New Caledonia, are the unsubmerged portions of the largely sunken continent of Zealandia.
Another term, the Polynesian Triangle, explicitly includes the Hawaiian Islands, as they form its northern vertex.
Both Jamie George and Sam Simmonds make their first starts for England, the former ending a world record run of 19 consecutive Test appearances from the bench, whil Chris Robshaw and George Ford co-captain the side.
Samoa name the creative Chiefs back Tim Nanai-Williams at fly-half, while Northampton Saints full-back Ahsee Tuala is also named in the starting XV.
England vs Samoa takes place on Saturday 25 November at Twickenham Stadium. England vs Samoa will be shown live on Sky Sports Action from and on Sky Sports Main Event from . You can also follow the match live here with The Independent.
Just a few minutes to go then until the teams emerge from the tunnel.
It's a much-changed England side without a number of key names, against a Samoa side that has struggled this season - both on and off the field.2 mins: England attack down the left after regaining possession from the start.