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Georgia 25 Romania 9

Georgia 25 Romania 9

Mamuka Gorgodze became Georgia’s record try-scorer as the Lelos beat Romania 25-9 in their Pool B match at Arena Manawatu. Gorgodze crashed over in the 56th minute for his 19th…

Japan 23 Canada 23

Japan 23 Canada 23

Canada and Japan played out only the third draw in the history of the Rugby World Cup, finishing 23-23 at McLean Park on Tuesday. The two teams also drew in…

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…