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23dReuters

Samoa duo cited for dangerous tackles on Russia captain

Samoa's Rey Lee-lo and Motu Matu'u have been cited for dangerous high tackles on Vasily Artemyev in Tuesday's 34-9 Rugby World Cup victory over Russia in Kumagaya, tournament organisers announced on Wednesday.

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38dCraig Dowd

Pacific lip service won't stop until rugby respects the Islands

As the eyes of the world prepare to turn their gaze on the Rugby World Cup, the game got an early reminder of the Pacific Island discussion that pops up all too regularly. It continues to be nothing but rhetoric, Craig Dowd writes.

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80dSam Bruce

World Rugby defend mud-bath pitch for Samoa-Tonga fixture

World Rugby has defended its decision to allow Saturday's Pacific Nations Cup match between Samoa and Tonga to go ahead in Apia, after several players took umbrage with the playing surface post-match.

2019 RankingsRugby World Cup

  • SAMOA15th
    Tries Scored 1st South Africa : 27 Tries Scored
    SA1st
    8
    27
  • SAMOA15th
    Points Difference 1st South Africa : 149 Points Difference
    SA1st
    -70
    149