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#Samoa

# samoa - Monday 12 April, 2021

Leinster have signed Samoa prop Michael Alaalatoa ahead of next season
# Tighthead
# Tighthead

Leinster have signed Samoa prop Michael Alaalatoa ahead of next season

Apr 12th 2021, 8:00 PM 36,655 Views 105 Comments

The 29-year-old tighthead will join from the Crusaders in New Zealand.

# samoa - Thursday 5 December, 2019

Unvaccinated hang red flags as Samoa continues to battle measles epidemic
# Samoa
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# Samoa

Unvaccinated hang red flags as Samoa continues to battle measles epidemic

Dec 5th 2019, 12:14 PM 37,664 Views 42 Comments

Samoa has begun a two-day shutdown as the government tries to curb a measles epidemic that has killed 62 people.

# samoa - Tuesday 3 December, 2019

'If you play one Test for a country, you can’t go back... I think that’s wrong'
# Pacific Islands
# Pacific Islands

'If you play one Test for a country, you can’t go back... I think that’s wrong'

Dec 3rd 2019, 8:28 AM 17,880 Views 30 Comments

Ex-All Blacks Justin Marshall wants to see rugby’s eligibility laws relaxed.

# samoa - Tuesday 15 October, 2019

'Guys were very emotional at the last World Cup after winning a pool game'
# Level Heads
# Level Heads

'Guys were very emotional at the last World Cup after winning a pool game'

Oct 15th 2019, 1:20 AM 12,780 Views 11 Comments

Ireland believe they’re mentally in a better place to make history against the All Blacks on Saturday.

# samoa - Sunday 13 October, 2019

'They don't come around too often for me, so I'll make sure I gloat' - Furlong
# Try Machine
# Try Machine

'They don't come around too often for me, so I'll make sure I gloat' - Furlong

Oct 13th 2019, 5:50 AM 13,095 Views 4 Comments

The Ireland tighthead now has two tries in three World Cup starts in Japan.

# samoa - Saturday 12 October, 2019

Schmidt happy Ireland head into QF 'unscathed' after 2015 toll against France
# Healthy
# Healthy

Schmidt happy Ireland head into QF 'unscathed' after 2015 toll against France

Oct 12th 2019, 8:00 PM 17,527 Views 21 Comments

Bundee Aki’s red card was a blow but Schmidt feels Ireland have good cover in the midfield.

Samoa say they'll do everything they can to ensure Aki doesn't get banned
# Hearing
# Hearing

Samoa say they'll do everything they can to ensure Aki doesn't get banned

Oct 12th 2019, 3:02 PM 27,681 Views 47 Comments

The Connacht man was sent off against Samoa and now faces a suspension.

Aki red the only blot as Ireland secure World Cup quarter-final with big win over Samoa
# Dominant
# Dominant

Aki red the only blot as Ireland secure World Cup quarter-final with big win over Samoa

Oct 12th 2019, 1:45 PM 46,514 Views 65 Comments

Joe Schmidt’s men were back somewhere close to their best in a seven-try victory in Fukuoka.

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

As it happened: Ireland v Samoa, Rugby World Cup

Oct 12th 2019, 10:49 AM 100,429 Views 120 Comments

Typhoon in Japan, but Ireland’s final pool match is going ahead in Fukuoka and we’ll bring you minute-by-minute updates as Schmidt’s men chase a bonus point.

Ireland out to clinch World Cup quarter-final with bonus-point win over Samoans
# Preview
# Preview

Ireland out to clinch World Cup quarter-final with bonus-point win over Samoans

Oct 12th 2019, 7:00 AM 24,324 Views 16 Comments

Joe Schmidt’s side can save themselves a nervous Sunday by winning with four tries in Fukuoka today.

Watching Tuisova, Radradra and Kolbe the RWC highlights for elusive Larmour
# Attack
# Attack

Watching Tuisova, Radradra and Kolbe the RWC highlights for elusive Larmour

Oct 12th 2019, 1:00 AM 4,945 Views 3 Comments

The 22-year-old starts at fullback for Ireland against Samoa today.

# samoa - Friday 11 October, 2019

'Those contracts in France... their condition was I had to turn down the World Cup'
# Dilemma
# Dilemma

'Those contracts in France... their condition was I had to turn down the World Cup'

Oct 11th 2019, 9:38 PM 63,409 Views 27 Comments

Samoa captain Jack Lam is one of five free agents in their 31-man squad in Japan.

Samoans looking for Irish 'scalp' after frustrations with high-tackle bans
# Hospitality
# Hospitality

Samoans looking for Irish 'scalp' after frustrations with high-tackle bans

Oct 11th 2019, 1:05 AM 6,689 Views 9 Comments

Steve Jackson’s side are missing two players due to suspensions for high shots against Russia.

# samoa - Thursday 10 October, 2019

Ruddock unlucky to miss out as 'really solid ' Beirne gets shot at blindside
# Selection
# Selection

Ruddock unlucky to miss out as 'really solid ' Beirne gets shot at blindside

Oct 10th 2019, 10:25 AM 9,279 Views 12 Comments

Joe Schmidt is excited to have Robbie Henshaw back in his starting team.

Schmidt admits typhoon talk a distraction as Ireland look to seal quarter-final
# STORM BREWING
# STORM BREWING

Schmidt admits typhoon talk a distraction as Ireland look to seal quarter-final

Oct 10th 2019, 9:09 AM 9,449 Views 35 Comments

The other Pool A game between Japan and Scotland is not certain to go ahead.

Larmour and Beirne start as Henshaw makes injury comeback in Ireland XV
# Team News
# Team News

Larmour and Beirne start as Henshaw makes injury comeback in Ireland XV

Oct 10th 2019, 8:00 AM 42,697 Views 66 Comments

Joe Schmidt has made 12 personnel changes for his side’s Pool A clash with Samoa on Saturday.

'We've got nothing to lose' - Samoa promise expansive approach against Ireland
# Pumped Up
# Pumped Up

'We've got nothing to lose' - Samoa promise expansive approach against Ireland

Oct 10th 2019, 7:16 AM 6,192 Views 4 Comments

Key man Tim Nanai Williams has been passed fit to start as the Samoans make two changes.

Fines, Fukuoka and fried chicken cartilage - Furlong enjoying delights of Japan
# Prop Life
# Prop Life

Fines, Fukuoka and fried chicken cartilage - Furlong enjoying delights of Japan

Oct 10th 2019, 1:00 AM 7,883 Views 5 Comments

The tighthead prop is set to return for Ireland against Samoa on Saturday.

# samoa - Wednesday 9 October, 2019

Getting the ball into Stockdale's hands would be a good start for Ireland's attack

Getting the ball into Stockdale's hands would be a good start for Ireland's attack

Oct 9th 2019, 2:57 AM 6,612 Views 3 Comments

The 23-year-old hasn’t been able to register his first World Cup try yet.

# samoa - Tuesday 8 October, 2019

Carbery keen to put ankle frustration behind him against Samoa
# Joey
# Joey

Carbery keen to put ankle frustration behind him against Samoa

Oct 8th 2019, 2:08 PM 8,133 Views 8 Comments

The 23-year-old has only played 20 minutes for Ireland so far at this World Cup.

Ireland set for Fukuoka on Saturday as Hagibis forecasted to veer north
# Weather News
# Weather News

Ireland set for Fukuoka on Saturday as Hagibis forecasted to veer north

Updated Oct 8th 2019, 11:43 AM 55,238 Views 29 Comments

Simon Easterby reports there has been ‘a real edge’ to Ireland’s training this week.

Samoa hope to get in Aki's face as they go 'all guns blazing' against Ireland
# Pride
# Pride

Samoa hope to get in Aki's face as they go 'all guns blazing' against Ireland

Oct 8th 2019, 2:45 AM 13,956 Views 19 Comments

The Samoans are keen to follow in Japan’s footsteps with a shock win.

# samoa - Monday 7 October, 2019

Townsend questions 'incredible call' that aided Japan's bonus-point win over Samoa
# Crooked Feed
# Crooked Feed

Townsend questions 'incredible call' that aided Japan's bonus-point win over Samoa

Oct 7th 2019, 4:13 PM 20,558 Views 26 Comments

The Scotland boss believes the World Cup hosts were fortunate to get the opportunity to score a last-gasp try.

# samoa - Saturday 5 October, 2019

'He sees things unfold': Farrell underlines Sexton's importance to Ireland
# Irreplaceable
# Irreplaceable

'He sees things unfold': Farrell underlines Sexton's importance to Ireland

Oct 5th 2019, 5:00 PM 8,666 Views 7 Comments

The 10′s experience and the role he plays for Schmidt has made him invaluable for Ireland’s hopes.

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 - Friday 4 October, 2019

'You don't like to see anyone going home' - Ireland hopeful on Jordi Murphy
# Concern
# Concern

'You don't like to see anyone going home' - Ireland hopeful on Jordi Murphy

Updated Oct 4th 2019, 7:59 AM 28,736 Views 17 Comments

The Ulster back row was forced off with a rib injury after just 26 minutes against Russia.

# samoa - Thursday 3 October, 2019

Japan make three changes from Ireland win for showdown with Samoa
# Brave Blossoms
# Brave Blossoms

Japan make three changes from Ireland win for showdown with Samoa

Oct 3rd 2019, 11:05 AM 6,251 Views 5 Comments

Michael Leitch returns for Saturday’s game but the captain’s armband is retained by Pieter Labuschagne.

# samoa - Monday 30 September, 2019

'The ball was like a bar of soap' - Ireland next up in Kobe sweatbox
# Hot And Humid
# Hot And Humid

'The ball was like a bar of soap' - Ireland next up in Kobe sweatbox

Sep 30th 2019, 2:53 PM 15,681 Views 23 Comments

Conditions at Kobe Misaki Stadium were very difficult as Scotland overcame Samoa.

Scotland keep pressure on Ireland with bonus-point win over Samoa
# Job Done
# Job Done

Scotland keep pressure on Ireland with bonus-point win over Samoa

Sep 30th 2019, 1:25 PM 35,776 Views 31 Comments

Gregor Townsend’s men were made to sweat but eventually secured their crucial fourth try.

As it happened: Scotland v Samoa, Rugby World Cup
# Minute-by-Minute
# Minute-by-Minute

As it happened: Scotland v Samoa, Rugby World Cup

Sep 30th 2019, 10:17 AM 61,756 Views 17 Comments

Gregor Townsend’s side picked up a vital bonus-point win in Misaki Stadium.

# samoa - Friday 27 September, 2019

Another blow for Samoa as Ireland's opponents lose Bordeaux back-rower
# Super 8
# Super 8

Another blow for Samoa as Ireland's opponents lose Bordeaux back-rower

Sep 27th 2019, 3:57 PM 7,625 Views 2 Comments

Afa Amosa is facing a long lay-off after sustaining a knee injury during his side’s victory over Russia.

# samoa - Wednesday 25 September, 2019

Samoa's Lee-Lo and Matu'u cited for dangerous tackles against Russia
# High Tackles
# High Tackles

Samoa's Lee-Lo and Matu'u cited for dangerous tackles against Russia

Sep 25th 2019, 7:59 AM 7,759 Views 10 Comments

Ed Fidow has also been given a citing commissioner warning.

# samoa - Tuesday 24 September, 2019

Samoa eventually power past Russia in Ireland's pool but lucky to finish with 15 men
# Reckless
# Reckless

Samoa eventually power past Russia in Ireland's pool but lucky to finish with 15 men

Sep 24th 2019, 1:58 PM 15,658 Views 19 Comments

Samoa went down to 13 men during the first half, but Russia failed to capitalise before Steve Jackson’s side cruised to a bonus-point win.

# samoa - Tuesday 10 September, 2019

From ski slopes to the World Cup: Ireland's pool opponents Samoa call in replacement scrum-half
# Bolter
# Bolter

From ski slopes to the World Cup: Ireland's pool opponents Samoa call in replacement scrum-half

Sep 10th 2019, 7:47 AM 7,042 Views 2 Comments

Scott Malolua dislocated his shoulder during the Test against Australia.

# samoa - Saturday 7 September, 2019

Second-string Australia overcome Samoa with unconvincing final World Cup warm-up win
# Wallabies
# Wallabies

Second-string Australia overcome Samoa with unconvincing final World Cup warm-up win

Sep 7th 2019, 2:12 PM 7,647 Views 3 Comments

Michael Cheika’s side secured a 34-15 win on Saturday.

# samoa - Monday 29 July, 2019

'Both teams wanted to play' - World Rugby defends pitch decision in Samoa
# Mudbath
# Mudbath

'Both teams wanted to play' - World Rugby defends pitch decision in Samoa

Jul 29th 2019, 3:03 PM 15,827 Views 12 Comments

The Pacific Nations Cup clash was played in tough conditions.

# samoa - Saturday 27 July, 2019

Pacific Nations Cup wins for Ireland's World Cup opponents Japan and Samoa
# Preparation
# Preparation

Pacific Nations Cup wins for Ireland's World Cup opponents Japan and Samoa

Jul 27th 2019, 12:51 PM 5,488 Views 2 Comments

Both teams are in Rugby World Cup Pool A alongside Joe Schmidt’s side for the upcoming tournament in Japan.

# samoa - Saturday 30 June, 2018

Samoa put one foot in Ireland's World Cup pool by snapping two-year losing streak
# German Inefficiency
# German Inefficiency

Samoa put one foot in Ireland's World Cup pool by snapping two-year losing streak

Jun 30th 2018, 1:57 PM 10,230 Views 4 Comments

The Samoans were far too strong for Germany in the first leg of their play-off in Apia earlier today.

# samoa - Tuesday 26 June, 2018

Samoa PM tells players to quit if they lose crunch play-off to reach Ireland's World Cup pool
# Road To Japan
# Road To Japan

Samoa PM tells players to quit if they lose crunch play-off to reach Ireland's World Cup pool

Jun 26th 2018, 11:32 AM 11,907 Views 19 Comments

He then predicted they’d reach the quarter-finals in Japan.

# samoa - Wednesday 2 May, 2018

Rugby Europe row rankles with Samoa as they face wait for World Cup qualifier
# JAPAN 2019
# JAPAN 2019

Rugby Europe row rankles with Samoa as they face wait for World Cup qualifier

May 2nd 2018, 8:02 PM 12,513 Views 15 Comments

The Pacific nation is likely to join Ireland in RWC Pool A, but delaying their play-off with a European team could complicate matters for their best players.

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