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5dCraig 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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48dSam 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.

2015 RankingsRugby World Cup

  • SAMOA14th
    Tries Scored 1st New Zealand : 25 Tries Scored
    NZL1st
    7
    25
  • SAMOA13th
    Points Difference 1st New Zealand : 125 Points Difference
    NZL1st
    -55
    125