Samoa coach warns of bleak outlook without urgent change

2019-10-13 13:31

Samoa coach Steve Jackson warned of a bleak outlook for the Pacific side without a change of attitude at home and abroad.

Samoa skipper puts country ahead of cash

2019-10-11 14:18

Samoa captain Jack Lam has put country ahead of cash to be at the World Cup, revealing Friday he turned down lucrative French offers.

Ireland calm for Samoa clash amid typhoon turmoil

2019-10-11 07:06

Ireland skipper Rory Best is taking a philosophical approach to their critical Rugby World Cup clash with Samoa.

Japan wary of Samoa backlash in key RWC clash

2019-10-04 06:54

Tournament hosts Japan go into this weekend's Rugby World Cup clash with Samoa as favourites after winning their last two meetings.

Scotland wary of World Cup bonus-point chase against Samoa

2019-09-29 15:19

Scotland captain Stuart McInally has warned his side against a reckless pursuit of a bonus point when they face Samoa in a potentially make-or-break Rugby World Cup clash.

Suspension-hit Samoa bristle at Scotland over tackles

2019-09-29 12:12

Samoa coach Steve Jackson hopes Scotland's words about his side come back to haunt them when the teams meet at the Rugby World Cup on Monday.

Season over for Samoa World Cup try scorer Amosa

2019-09-27 15:47

Samoa back-rower Afa Amosa has been ruled out for the rest of the season with a serious knee injury suffered during the Rugby World Cup.

Samoa centre gets 3-match ban for high tackle

2019-09-26 17:46

Samoa's Rey Lee-Lo received a three-match ban for a high tackle at the Rugby World Cup, ruling him out of the rest of the pool stage.

Samoan duo cited for foul play during Russia win

2019-09-25 10:11

Samoa's Rey Lee-Lo and Motu Matu'u were cited on Wednesday for acts of foul play in Samoa's bruising 34-9 World Cup opening win over Russia.

Samoa draft 8 RWC newbies for Russia game

2019-09-22 13:33

Samoa coach Steve Jackson has selected eight Rugby World Cup debutants for his side's first game of the tournament against Russia.


14-man Ireland thump Samoa to reach RWC quarters

2019-10-12 14:53

A 14-man Ireland have qualified for the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals after thumping Samoa.

Ireland concerned about pitch for Samoa game

2019-10-11 12:42

Rugby World Cup officials have given assurances the Fukuoka pitch will hold firm for Saturday's Ireland-Samoa Test following Irish concerns that it was tearing up.

Japan keep unbeaten streak alive with Samoa victory

2019-10-05 14:24

Japan kept their unbeaten streak alive at the 2019 Rugby World Cup with victory over Samoa in their Pool A clash at the City of Toyota Stadium.

Samoa coach insists all not lost after Scotland defeat

2019-09-30 15:56

Samoa coach Steve Jackson insisted his side could still qualify for the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals despite a 34-0 loss to Scotland on Monday.

Family affairs for Scotland's Maitland in RWC clash with Samoa

2019-09-29 12:30

Scotland wing Sean Maitland hopes he will have the family bragging rights following a Rugby World Cup match against Samoa on Monday.

Scotland change entire back-row for critical Samoa clash

2019-09-28 09:27

Scotland coach Gregor Townsend has changed his entire back row for their Rugby World Cup match against Samoa,

Quill, Matu'u banned for high tackles at Rugby World Cup

2019-09-27 15:38

USA flanker John Quill and Samoa's Motu Matu'u were both slapped with three-game bans on Friday at the Rugby World Cup.

Italy warm up for Springbok clash by thumping Canada

2019-09-26 11:49

Italy picked up their second victory in as many matches when they beat Canada in their Pool B Rugby World Cup clash at the Fukuoka Hakatanomori Stadium.

Samoa clinch bonus-point win against Russia

2019-09-24 14:18

Samoa got their 2019 Rugby World Cup campaign onto a winning start as they defeated Russia in a messy affair at Kumagaya Rugby Stadium.

Pacific rugby: The great brawn drain that left poor nations behind

2019-09-10 07:31

Rugby aims to open up new frontiers when Japan hosts the 2019 World Cup, but the Pacific island nations feel they're still being neglected by the game's powerbrokers.

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