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#Samoa

# samoa-2 - Saturday 5 October, 2019

Brilliant Japan take big step towards quarters with bonus-point win over Samoa
# Pool A
# Pool A

Brilliant Japan take big step towards quarters with bonus-point win over Samoa

Oct 5th 2019, 1:34 PM 22,548 Views 54 Comments

Kotaro Matsushima’s last-gasp try secured the bonus point and sent the City of Toyota Stadium wild.

As it happened: Japan v Samoa, Rugby World Cup
# Liveblog
# Liveblog

As it happened: Japan v Samoa, Rugby World Cup

Oct 5th 2019, 11:05 AM 55,049 Views 21 Comments

It was all eyes on Ireland’s pool as hosts Japan went head-to-head with Samoa at Toyota City.

# samoa-2 - Thursday 26 September, 2019

Samoa's Lee-Lo to miss Ireland clash after receiving three-week ban
# RWC2019
# RWC2019

Samoa's Lee-Lo to miss Ireland clash after receiving three-week ban

Sep 26th 2019, 4:27 PM 7,072 Views 4 Comments

The Cardiff Blues centre was sin-binned for a high tackle against Russia.

# samoa-2 - Saturday 25 November, 2017

Daly at the double as England overpower Samoa
# Too Good
# Too Good

Daly at the double as England overpower Samoa

Nov 25th 2017, 8:47 PM 5,904 Views 0 Comments

Dylan Hartley, captain for all their previous 22 Tests under Eddie Jones, was benched.

# samoa-2 - Thursday 23 November, 2017

Hartley benched by England head coach Eddie Jones for the first time
# Team News
# Team News

Hartley benched by England head coach Eddie Jones for the first time

Nov 23rd 2017, 3:06 PM 6,078 Views 6 Comments

George Ford and Chris Robshaw will co-captain the team against Samoa at Twickenham.

# samoa-2 - Friday 16 June, 2017

All Blacks warm up for the Lions with imposing 12-try demolition of Samoa
# Motoring
# Motoring

All Blacks warm up for the Lions with imposing 12-try demolition of Samoa

Jun 16th 2017, 10:49 AM 10,420 Views 15 Comments

Steve Hansen’s men were in sensational attacking form at Eden Park.

As it happened: New Zealand v Samoa, International Rugby
# All Blacks
# All Blacks

As it happened: New Zealand v Samoa, International Rugby

Jun 16th 2017, 8:34 AM 26,858 Views 23 Comments

We had minute-by-minute updates as the All Blacks warmed up for the Lions by walloping Samoa.

# samoa-2 - Wednesday 17 August, 2016

'It's wrong for me to say that I'm Irish' - Connacht's Bundee Aki
# Residency
# Residency

'It's wrong for me to say that I'm Irish' - Connacht's Bundee Aki

Aug 17th 2016, 6:15 AM 17,063 Views 28 Comments

The 26-year-old will be eligible for Ireland in 2017, as long as he stays beyond next summer.

# samoa-2 - Saturday 10 October, 2015

Laidlaw sends Scotland into quarters after thrilling win over Samoa
# Rwc 15
# Rwc 15

Laidlaw sends Scotland into quarters after thrilling win over Samoa

Oct 10th 2015, 4:47 PM 6,597 Views 14 Comments

The Pool B result ended Japan’s hopes of reaching the the last eight for the first time.

# samoa-2 - Tuesday 22 September, 2015

'Humbling' moment as Samoa squad sing hymn for terminally ill Joost van der Westhuizen
# Legend
# Legend

'Humbling' moment as Samoa squad sing hymn for terminally ill Joost van der Westhuizen

Sep 22nd 2015, 10:36 AM 8,853 Views 7 Comments

“This man does not let Motor Neuron Disease define him or stop him living life to the fullest.”

# samoa-2 - Tuesday 15 September, 2015

Irish-influenced Eagles out to impress, but Boks likely winners in Pool B
# Predictions
# Predictions

Irish-influenced Eagles out to impress, but Boks likely winners in Pool B

Sep 15th 2015, 6:30 AM 3,843 Views 0 Comments

Heyneke Meyer’s South Africa are clear contenders to win the World Cup outright.

# samoa-2 - Tuesday 11 August, 2015

Former Crosshaven prop named in Samoa's final World Cup squad
# Haven Legend
# Haven Legend

Former Crosshaven prop named in Samoa's final World Cup squad

Aug 11th 2015, 12:07 PM 9,968 Views 2 Comments

Jake Grey is part of Stephen Betham’s 31-man group to take on South Africa, Scotland, Japan and the US.

# samoa-2 - Monday 27 July, 2015

Samoa's union records hefty financial loss for historic All Blacks visit
# Moneyball
# Moneyball

Samoa's union records hefty financial loss for historic All Blacks visit

Jul 27th 2015, 6:03 PM 8,015 Views 3 Comments

You can’t put a price on the value of a positive impression.

# samoa-2 - Wednesday 8 July, 2015

Carter's kicking inspires All Blacks to victory over physical Samoans
# Steady Boot
# Steady Boot

Carter's kicking inspires All Blacks to victory over physical Samoans

Jul 8th 2015, 9:31 AM 7,783 Views 2 Comments

New Zealand’s star fly-half racked up 20 points in a 25-16 win in Apia.

# samoa-2 - Monday 6 July, 2015

The All Blacks got a rousing welcome ahead of an historic game in Samoa
# War Dance
# War Dance

The All Blacks got a rousing welcome ahead of an historic game in Samoa

Jul 6th 2015, 12:48 PM 7,946 Views 15 Comments

The Samoans have named their XV for an historic Test match in Apia on Wednesday.

# samoa-2 - Saturday 22 November, 2014

New out-half Ford steers England to their first win since March
# Ford's Focus
# Ford's Focus

New out-half Ford steers England to their first win since March

Nov 22nd 2014, 9:13 PM 10,224 Views 7 Comments

England had lost their previous five test matches before today’s victory against Samoa.

# samoa-2 - Tuesday 26 November, 2013

Here are the three players that delivered for Ireland this November
# Stepping Up
# Stepping Up

Here are the three players that delivered for Ireland this November

Nov 26th 2013, 8:00 AM 20,824 Views 121 Comments

Many Irish players had two decent performances but not many made an impact in all three outings.

# samoa-2 - Thursday 14 November, 2013

D'Arcy and Murray cut as Schmidt names strong Ireland team
# Team News
# Team News

D'Arcy and Murray cut as Schmidt names strong Ireland team

Nov 14th 2013, 1:35 PM 24,141 Views 134 Comments

Paul O’Connell will captain Ireland from the second row and fellow Lions Cian Healy and Sean O’Brien return to the starting XV.

# samoa-2 - Tuesday 12 November, 2013

George Pisi banned for six weeks for tip tackle on Tommy Bowe
# Cited
# Cited

George Pisi banned for six weeks for tip tackle on Tommy Bowe

Nov 12th 2013, 8:11 PM 3,032 Views 7 Comments

The Northampton centre will miss Heineken cup clashes against Leinster.

# samoa-2 - Monday 11 November, 2013

O'Brien and O'Connell raring to go as Plumtree praises Irish pack
# Power And Glory
# Power And Glory

O'Brien and O'Connell raring to go as Plumtree praises Irish pack

Nov 11th 2013, 7:00 PM 4,846 Views 0 Comments

The Kiwi forwards coach was delighted with the solid setpiece work of his charges.

# samoa-2 - Sunday 10 November, 2013

Ireland can beat Australia but are trailing in New Zealand's wake
# Samoan View
# Samoan View

Ireland can beat Australia but are trailing in New Zealand's wake

Nov 10th 2013, 2:00 PM 6,218 Views 9 Comments

Samoa coach Stephen Betham believes the All Blacks and South Africa are untouchable at present.

Two-try debut is worth the 21-month wait for Dave Kearney
# Bro-vember
# Bro-vember

Two-try debut is worth the 21-month wait for Dave Kearney

Nov 10th 2013, 11:00 AM 4,086 Views 3 Comments

There was an extra reason, or two, for celebrations in the Cooley peninsula last night.

Heaslip lauds the breakdown efforts of O’Mahony and Best
# Groundhogs
# Groundhogs

Heaslip lauds the breakdown efforts of O’Mahony and Best

Nov 10th 2013, 7:00 AM 3,527 Views 4 Comments

The acting Ireland captain was a happy man after the forward pack generate two tries.

# samoa-2 - Saturday 9 November, 2013

Irish front-row sensation Jack McGrath belts out Billy Joel's Piano Man
# Pitch Perfect
# Pitch Perfect

Irish front-row sensation Jack McGrath belts out Billy Joel's Piano Man

Nov 9th 2013, 10:26 PM 11,106 Views 2 Comments

‘Drico and Paulie hung me out to dry’ the rugby star admitted to us.

Relieved Schmidt craving further success as youth sees Ireland home
# Winning Start
# Winning Start

Relieved Schmidt craving further success as youth sees Ireland home

Nov 9th 2013, 9:46 PM 16,996 Views 14 Comments

The New Zealander feels his team must up their performances levels ahead of the Australia and All Blacks Tests.

As it happened: Ireland v Samoa, November Tests
# Triumph
# Triumph

As it happened: Ireland v Samoa, November Tests

Nov 9th 2013, 4:36 PM 23,770 Views 62 Comments

Joe Schmidt’s took the reins of Irish rugby for the first time as scalp-hunting Samoa come to town.

Here's how the last 8 Irish rugby coaches fared first time out
# New Era
# New Era

Here's how the last 8 Irish rugby coaches fared first time out

Nov 9th 2013, 9:00 AM 18,540 Views 2 Comments

Declan Kidney and Eddie O’Sullivan had winning starts but Warren Gatland and Brian Ashton had afternoon’s to forget.

# samoa-2 - Friday 8 November, 2013

David Wallace: Schmidt deals strong hand but Madigan should have started at 10
# Column
# Column

David Wallace: Schmidt deals strong hand but Madigan should have started at 10

Nov 8th 2013, 2:55 PM 5,168 Views 8 Comments

The former Munster and Ireland flanker feels Jimmy Gopperth’s form for Leinster has cost the young out-half.

# samoa-2 - Thursday 7 November, 2013

The Rolling Stones, the Bull Hayes and 'a bit of mash': it's #AskPaulie
# Poc
# Poc

The Rolling Stones, the Bull Hayes and 'a bit of mash': it's #AskPaulie

Nov 7th 2013, 6:38 PM 7,555 Views 7 Comments

Ireland’s captain answers questions on the important things in life.

Schmidt may be courting disaster by picking an under-strength Irish XV
# Debate
# Debate

Schmidt may be courting disaster by picking an under-strength Irish XV

Nov 7th 2013, 8:00 AM 13,163 Views 12 Comments

We debate the merits of selecting an Irish teams with and without their heavy-hitters.

# samoa-2 - Wednesday 6 November, 2013

Jonny Sexton's captaincy claims fly out the window
# CUT LOOSE
# CUT LOOSE

Jonny Sexton's captaincy claims fly out the window

Nov 6th 2013, 9:12 PM 10,105 Views 10 Comments

The Racing Métro out-half was a leading candidate for the honour last November but is not in the mix this time around.

Samoa pay tribute to 'true legend' as former captain dies
# Manu Samoa
# Manu Samoa

Samoa pay tribute to 'true legend' as former captain dies

Nov 6th 2013, 2:40 PM 3,620 Views 2 Comments

Peter ‘Fats’ Fatialofa lead his country to a famous World Cup win over Wales in 1991.

Formidable Top 14 and Premiership spine in dangerous Samoan squad
# Kahn Is Able
# Kahn Is Able

Formidable Top 14 and Premiership spine in dangerous Samoan squad

Nov 6th 2013, 1:39 PM 2,953 Views 3 Comments

The tourist’s 30-man squad relies on players operating chiefly in England and France.

McFadden reflects on Ireland’s crash landing under Kidney
# Aiming High
# Aiming High

McFadden reflects on Ireland’s crash landing under Kidney

Nov 6th 2013, 8:00 AM 12,905 Views 21 Comments

The Leinster man is set to start on the wing against Samoa this weekend.

# samoa-2 - Tuesday 5 November, 2013

Destructive Chris Henry happy to be Joe Schmidt's problem solver
# Destructive Force
# Destructive Force

Destructive Chris Henry happy to be Joe Schmidt's problem solver

Nov 5th 2013, 6:21 PM 4,453 Views 2 Comments

The Ulster back-row believes beating Samoa at the breakdown will be half the battle on Saturday.

O'Driscoll and O'Connell set for first Irish appearance together in two years
# Fighting Fit
# Fighting Fit

O'Driscoll and O'Connell set for first Irish appearance together in two years

Nov 5th 2013, 1:29 PM 4,825 Views 5 Comments

Forwards coach John Plumtree had positive news on the fitness front ahead of Saturday’s Test at Lansdowne Road.

# samoa-2 - Monday 4 November, 2013

'We're up against a tougher team than you guys think' warns Reddan
# November Tests
# November Tests

'We're up against a tougher team than you guys think' warns Reddan

Nov 4th 2013, 6:03 PM 5,998 Views 14 Comments

The scrumhalf suffered a broken leg in his last international outing but hopes to feature against Samoa.

Sexton in line for Samoan start as Schmidt eyes 'three cup final' wins
# Tried And Trusted
# Tried And Trusted

Sexton in line for Samoan start as Schmidt eyes 'three cup final' wins

Nov 4th 2013, 2:19 PM 3,361 Views 0 Comments

Ireland are expected to hold some heavy-hitters in reserve for the upcoming visits of Australia and New Zealand.

# samoa-2 - Saturday 2 November, 2013

'You have to keep your options open' - Conor Murray on Top 14 links
# Reunited
# Reunited

'You have to keep your options open' - Conor Murray on Top 14 links

Nov 2nd 2013, 4:40 PM 3,666 Views 6 Comments

The Munster scrumhalf will weigh up the pros and cons of a move to France later this season.

# samoa-2 - Friday 1 November, 2013

Injury delays O'Connell captaincy call as alternatives stand ready
# Brian O'Driscoll
# Brian O'Driscoll

Injury delays O'Connell captaincy call as alternatives stand ready

Nov 1st 2013, 8:00 AM 10,595 Views 15 Comments

Leinster centre Gordon D’Arcy believes any one of five senior teammates would be suitable for the role.

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