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Samoa 27 Fiji 7 – Match review, Key Facts & Reaction

Samoa 27 Fiji 7 – Match review, Key Facts & Reaction

Goalkicker Tusi Pisi was Samoa’s hero in their 27-7 victory over Fiji at Eden Park. Although the Samoans are better-known for their free-flowing rugby, it was the fly half’s 15-point contribution…

Italy 53 Russia 17 – match report

Italy 53 Russia 17 – match report

Two tries apiece for Tommaso Benvenuti and Giulio Toniolatti plus a towering performance from Sergio Parisse saw Italy notch a resounding 53-17 win over Russia on Tuesday. The Azzurri secured…

Fijian to miss Wales clash

Fijian to miss Wales clash

Dominiko Maiwiriwiri Waqaniburotu of Fiji has been suspended for three weeks after admitting an act of foul play contrary to Law 10(4)(j). Following a review of broadcast footage, Waqaniburotu was…

Samoan Captain Mahonri Schwalger leads the Haka upon their arrival in Auckland, ahead of the World Cup

Samoa are out to upset the big boys

In 2007, Samoa fell below their usual high standards at the World Cup, but they’re back four years later with a squad capable of making the knockout stages, writes Paul…

Georgia’s Goderdzi Shvelidze will play in his third World Cup

Why Georgia can make the Quarter-Finals

Paul Morgan finds Kingsley Jones tipping an East European rival for success… If you’re looking for a major upset at this World Cup then look no further than the Georgians…

Team USA celebrate after winning the Bowl Final of the Churchill Cup against Russia

Nigel Melville’s World Cup Verdict

The Eagles’ two warm-up matches against Canada were a bit like England’s games with Wales: we dominated possession for long periods but made silly mistakes and conceded sloppy tries so…