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#Samoa

# samoa - Saturday 18 June, 2016

From The42 Sevens side edge closer to Rio spot with excellent showing at Olympic qualifier Sevens Heaven

Sevens side edge closer to Rio spot with excellent showing at Olympic qualifier

Anthony Eddy’s squad are aiming to claim the final spot available for the Rio Games.

# samoa - Wednesday 15 June, 2016

From The42 This weekend sees Ireland get a final shot at qualifying for the Olympic 7s Rio Dream

This weekend sees Ireland get a final shot at qualifying for the Olympic 7s

Both the Ireland men and women face qualifying tournaments over the next two weekends.

# samoa - Thursday 22 October, 2015

From The42 Here’s why every Irish hockey fan will be cheering on Australia this weekend Fyi

Here’s why every Irish hockey fan will be cheering on Australia this weekend

Craig Fulton’s side will be keeping a close eye on the Oceania Cup this weekend.

# samoa - Thursday 8 October, 2015

From The42 Scotland make seven changes for Samoa as injured group all return Fully Loaded

Scotland make seven changes for Samoa as injured group all return

Finn Russell, Sean Maitland and John Hardie are all back.

# samoa - Wednesday 7 October, 2015

From The42 Samoa wing Tuilagi handed 5-week ban for ‘striking with the knee’ Ban

Samoa wing Tuilagi handed 5-week ban for ‘striking with the knee’

As well as the last game of the World Cup he’ll miss four English Premiership games.

# samoa - Saturday 3 October, 2015

From The42 After shrugging off a Tuilagi tackle, this is an unbelievable flying finish Brilliant Blossoms

After shrugging off a Tuilagi tackle, this is an unbelievable flying finish

Akihito Yamada, you are cleared for landing.

From The42 Japan beat Samoa to stay in the hunt for a World Cup quarter-final berth Deserved Winners

Japan beat Samoa to stay in the hunt for a World Cup quarter-final berth

Samoa’s indiscipline is costing them dearly so far.

# samoa - Saturday 26 September, 2015

From The42 Silky smooth hands from De Villiers and Le Roux help see off Samoa Tiki Taka This post contains videos

Silky smooth hands from De Villiers and Le Roux help see off Samoa

The skipper did well for the ‘Boks.

From The42 Pietersen hat-trick gets Springboks back on track with bonus point win over Samoa Pool B

Pietersen hat-trick gets Springboks back on track with bonus point win over Samoa

The ‘Boks are back after running in six against Samoa.

# samoa - Friday 25 September, 2015

From The42 Samoan secrets: Power, humility, and the spark to trouble the best defences Expert View This post contains videos

Samoan secrets: Power, humility, and the spark to trouble the best defences

Former Leinster and Munster back Eoghan Hickey takes a closer look at the Pacific Islanders.

# samoa - Thursday 24 September, 2015

From The42 Samoa pick one-time Ulster number 10 for battle with wounded Springboks Suftum

Samoa pick one-time Ulster number 10 for battle with wounded Springboks

Mike Stanley is one of three changes to the side that overcame USA on the opening weekend.

# samoa - Wednesday 23 September, 2015

From The42 ‘We’ve seen all the cartoons and jokes’: Springboks ready to take out frustration on Samoa Siege Mentality

‘We’ve seen all the cartoons and jokes’: Springboks ready to take out frustration on Samoa

It took three days for the squad to get over defeat to Japan, but now they insist they can get back on track to top Pool B.

From The42 South Africa make eight changes (!) to the team humiliated by Japan Say You Wanna Boks

South Africa make eight changes (!) to the team humiliated by Japan

The Springboks have won all eight previous meetings with Samoa. Nothing to worry about, eh?

# samoa - Tuesday 22 September, 2015

From The42 Before Fiji bring the Cibi back to your screens tomorrow, pick your favourite ‘war dance’ in the RWC Shapes This post contains a poll

Before Fiji bring the Cibi back to your screens tomorrow, pick your favourite ‘war dance’ in the RWC

Love them or hate them, you can’t ignore these Pacific nations.

# samoa - Sunday 20 September, 2015

Samoa battle to USA win, but Scotland and Japan opponents won’t be too worried

Dublin’s AJ MacGinty kicks two penalties, but misses both conversions.

# samoa - Friday 18 September, 2015

From The42 Dubliner AJ MacGinty starts at 10 for USA’s World Cup showdown with Samoa Pool B

Dubliner AJ MacGinty starts at 10 for USA’s World Cup showdown with Samoa

And there’s a strong Connacht connection in the Pacific islanders’ back row.

# samoa - Thursday 17 September, 2015

From The42 This is the north: how will the European sides fare at the Rugby World Cup? Northsiders

This is the north: how will the European sides fare at the Rugby World Cup?

Ireland are the only Home Nations side to have never progressed beyond the World Cup quarter-finals.

# samoa - Saturday 29 August, 2015

From The42 The Olympic Stadium sprinklers put a serious dampener on Samoa v Barbarians Water Park This post contains videos

The Olympic Stadium sprinklers put a serious dampener on Samoa v Barbarians

It wasn’t a very good rugby debut for Queen Elizabeth Park.

# samoa - Tuesday 4 August, 2015

The ridiculous skills of Leone Nakarawa helped Fiji win a thriller against Samoa

The Glasgow Warriors man is raising the bar for second rows everywhere.

# samoa - Thursday 30 July, 2015

From The42 Ireland’s World Cup opponents came agonisingly close to a shock win over Samoa last night Oh Canada This post contains videos

Ireland’s World Cup opponents came agonisingly close to a shock win over Samoa last night

Meanwhile, ex-Connacht wing Vainikolo provided one of Tonga’s tournament highlights, a try from 60 metres against USA.

# samoa - Saturday 25 July, 2015

From The42 As you would expect, Samoa and Fiji traded some huge tackles this morning Smashy Smashy

As you would expect, Samoa and Fiji traded some huge tackles this morning

They played out a 30-30 thriller in the Pacific Nations Cup.

# samoa - Tuesday 21 July, 2015

From The42 Samoan star calls the Lions the ‘most stuck-up’ team in the world after Pacific Island snub

Samoan star calls the Lions the ‘most stuck-up’ team in the world after Pacific Island snub

Eliota Fuimaono-Sapulo says he will be “sh****ng on them” for the next two years.

# samoa - Wednesday 8 July, 2015

From The42 Watch the highlights from Samoa as Dan Carter inspired All Blacks win historic test match Dan The Man This post contains videos

Watch the highlights from Samoa as Dan Carter inspired All Blacks win historic test match

There were two stunning tries in the game in Apia.

# samoa - Tuesday 7 July, 2015

From The42 ‘There will be consequences’ – Toulouse unhappy at Johnston’s Samoa call up Club V Country

‘There will be consequences’ – Toulouse unhappy at Johnston’s Samoa call up

Toulouse are not happy that Johnston is going back on international retirement.

# samoa - Sunday 5 July, 2015

From The42 Andy Ellis to partner Dan Carter when All Blacks begin World Cup season in Samoa Island In The Sun

Andy Ellis to partner Dan Carter when All Blacks begin World Cup season in Samoa

Steve Hansen has pulled no punches in the pack, but the scrum-half is back for his first cap since the World Cup final.

# samoa - Sunday 27 July, 2014

From The42 Will Skelton’s even bigger 19-year-old brother signs for the Chiefs Mammoth

Will Skelton’s even bigger 19-year-old brother signs for the Chiefs

At over 140kg and 6 ft 9 ins, Cameron Skelton is a huge unit.

# samoa - Friday 4 July, 2014

From The42 All Blacks to finally play Test match in Samoa – report About Time

All Blacks to finally play Test match in Samoa – report

The world champions look to have answered the calls to travel to Apia for the first time.

# samoa - Friday 6 June, 2014

From The42 New Zealand and Samoa had a war dance-off at the JWC Intimidation

New Zealand and Samoa had a war dance-off at the JWC

Supporters in Auckland were treated to a rare and unique Haka vs. Siva Tau battle.

# samoa - Friday 30 May, 2014

From The42 ‘The All Blacks would have toured Nazi Germany’ – Eliota Fuimaono-Sapolu Controversy

‘The All Blacks would have toured Nazi Germany’ – Eliota Fuimaono-Sapolu

The former Samoan international centre posted a YouTube video questioning why New Zealand don’t visit Polynesia.

# samoa - Wednesday 23 April, 2014

From The42 VIDEO: Samoan rugby player sparks roars of laughter after his dive is exposed Red Faced This post contains videos

VIDEO: Samoan rugby player sparks roars of laughter after his dive is exposed

Let us hope the reaction of the crowd prevents any copycat attempts in the future.

# samoa - Monday 14 April, 2014

From The42 New Connacht signing Bundee Aki is forthright in targeting Irish caps Ambitions

New Connacht signing Bundee Aki is forthright in targeting Irish caps

‘Hopefully when the time is right and if I’m playing good footy, I can play for the Ireland international team.’

# samoa - Monday 25 November, 2013

From The42 Report card: Joe Schmidt’s opening Tests as Ireland coach Rate My Coach

Report card: Joe Schmidt’s opening Tests as Ireland coach

We got the red marker out for Ireland’s favourite former headmaster.

# samoa - Tuesday 12 November, 2013

From The42 Analysis: O’Mahony surges into leading role for Ireland Analysis

Analysis: O’Mahony surges into leading role for Ireland

We break down the blindside flanker’s best performance in an Ireland jersey, play-by-play.

From The42 Madigan hoping for Ireland bench role ahead of Jackson Bench Role

Madigan hoping for Ireland bench role ahead of Jackson

There is an argument to be made for having the Leinster man as back-up to Jonny Sexton ahead of his Ulster rival.

From The42 Tommy Bowe back to full fitness for Australia clash Injury Update

Tommy Bowe back to full fitness for Australia clash

Joe Schmidt looks likely to be able to call on the Ulster wing for Saturday’s encounter in Dublin.

# samoa - Monday 11 November, 2013

From The42 Analysis: Ireland’s defensive errors an area of concern Review

Analysis: Ireland’s defensive errors an area of concern

Joe Schmidt’s men will have been disappointed to give up four clean line-breaks against Samoa.

Northampton’s George Pisi cited over Bowe ‘tip tackle’

If punished further, the Saints centre could potentially miss next month’s Heineken Cup fixtures against Leinster.

From The42 Samoan duo ‘recovering well’ after sickening clash Manu Samoa

Samoan duo ‘recovering well’ after sickening clash

Brando Vaaulu and Tusi Pisi were forced off in the second half of Saturday’s international in Dublin.

From The42 Ireland jump above Wales to 6th in the IRB world rankings Moving Up

Ireland jump above Wales to 6th in the IRB world rankings

We’re the biggest movers in the top 20 teams thanks to the five-try 40-9 win over Samoa.

From The42 Double try-scorer Kearney makes mark on Ireland debut New Cap

Double try-scorer Kearney makes mark on Ireland debut

The debutant impressed with two tries in a 21 minute cameo but played down his starting chances for next week.

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