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57dReuters

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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71dCraig 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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114dSam 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 Rugby World Cup Table

A
RTeamGPPDP
0Scotland1+345
0Ireland1+245
0Japan1+205
0Russia1-250
B
RTeamGPPDP
0South Africa1+545
0New Zealand1+104
0Italy1+255
C
RTeamGPPDP
0England1+325
0France1+24
0Argentina1+165
0United States of America1-120
D
RTeamGPPDP
0Wales1+295
0Australia1+185
0Fiji1-32
0Georgia1+265
Pool A
RTeamGPPDP
1Japan4+5319
2Ireland4+9416
3Scotland4+6411
4Samoa4-705
5Russia4-1410
Pool B
RTeamGPPDP
1New Zealand4+13516
2South Africa4+14915
3Italy4+2012
4Namibia4-1412
5Canada4-1632
Pool C
RTeamGPPDP
1England4+9917
2France4+2815
3Argentina4+1511
4Tonga4-386
5United States of America4-1040
Pool D
RTeamGPPDP
1Wales4+6719
2Australia4+6816
3Fiji4+27
4Georgia4-575
5Uruguay4-804

2019 RankingsRugby World Cup

  • SAMOA16th
    Tries Scored 1st South Africa : 27 Tries Scored
    SA1st
    8
    27
  • SAMOA30th
    Points Difference 1st South Africa : 149 Points Difference
    SA1st
    -70
    149