Samoa’s Rugby World Cup Record: P28 W12 D0 L16

1991 Quarter-finals
1995 Quarter-finals
1999 Quarter-final play-offs
2003 Pool stages
2007 Pool stages
2011 Pool stages
2015 Pool stages


Though Auckland-born, Pat Lam is of Samoan descent and is revered on the rugby-mad island. Not only as a teak-tough No 8 who could offload, carry hard and drive attackers…

Alesana Tuilagi in action for Samoa against Japan

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

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…