Samoa’s Rugby World Cup campaign starts Sunday 20th September – keep up to date with all the latest news and fixtures, and check our Rugby World Cup 2015 page for more information.

Samoa’s Rugby World Cup Record: P24 W11 D0 L13

1991 Quarter-finals
1995 Quarter-finals
1999 Quarter-final play-offs
2003 Pool stages
2007 Pool stages
2011 Pool stages

How they qualified: Automatically as one of the top 12 sides at RWC 2011.

Vital statistic: 47 – The number of seconds it took Kahn Fotuali’i to score a try against Namibia, the quickest try at RWC 2011

Did you know? Brian Lima is the only man to have played in five World Cups, turning out for Samoa from 1991 to 2007.

If they were a celebrity… Fleetwood Mac – popular, well-travelled, strong back catalogue, but prone to infighting.

Odds: 500-1 – the best tipped of the islanders.

Alesana Tuilagi in action for Samoa against Japan

Alesana Tuilagi banned for five weeks

Samoa wing Alesana Tuilagi is set to miss the Scotland game on Saturday after he was controversially suspended for five weeks for an act of foul play.

Akahito Yamada

World Cup 2015: Japan 26-5 Samoa

By Will MacPherson Japan were in irresistable form as they claimed another scalp by downing Samoa 26-5. Japan have been a revelation in this World Cup and remain in contention…

A good day's work: JP Pietersen had a superb day, scoring three tries

World Cup 2015: South Africa 46-6 Samoa

This was a game of breathtaking physicality, but South Africa merely rode it out and played smart rugby win this contest, cranking up the pressure in the second half. There…

New Zealand in Samoa

Rugby Rant: Respect the Islands

New Zealand’s historic trip to Samoa must herald a change in the tour mindset, says RW’s Alan Pearey


Pacific Warriors: a tale of underdogs

The rugby teams of Tonga, Fiji and Samoa are known for their warrior-like, no-holds-barred style of rugby.  Pacific Warriors details the background behind how such small nations produce world-leading rugby players.…

Tunnel vision: Richie McCaw runs out for his 100th cap as captain

The cult of the captain

There are those in rugby who believe the role of captain is a ceremonial post. There are those who believe the word demands a capital ‘C’. Some believe the loss…