# samoa - Today’s News
Don’t sweat the small stuff.
# samoa - Sunday 27 July, 2014
At over 140kg and 6 ft 9 ins, Cameron Skelton is a huge unit.
# samoa - Friday 4 July, 2014
The world champions look to have answered the calls to travel to Apia for the first time.
# samoa - Friday 6 June, 2014
Supporters in Auckland were treated to a rare and unique Haka vs. Siva Tau battle.
# samoa - Friday 30 May, 2014
The former Samoan international centre posted a YouTube video questioning why New Zealand don’t visit Polynesia.
# samoa - Wednesday 23 April, 2014
Let us hope the reaction of the crowd prevents any copycat attempts in the future.
# samoa - Monday 14 April, 2014
‘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
# samoa - Tuesday 12 November, 2013
We break down the blindside flanker’s best performance in an Ireland jersey, play-by-play.
There is an argument to be made for having the Leinster man as back-up to Jonny Sexton ahead of his Ulster rival.
Joe Schmidt looks likely to be able to call on the Ulster wing for Saturday’s encounter in Dublin.
# samoa - Monday 11 November, 2013
Joe Schmidt’s men will have been disappointed to give up four clean line-breaks against Samoa.
If punished further, the Saints centre could potentially miss next month’s Heineken Cup fixtures against Leinster.
Brando Vaaulu and Tusi Pisi were forced off in the second half of Saturday’s international in Dublin.
We’re the biggest movers in the top 20 teams thanks to the five-try 40-9 win over Samoa.
The debutant impressed with two tries in a 21 minute cameo but played down his starting chances for next week.
# samoa - Sunday 10 November, 2013
The Leinster duo began their international careers in style yesterday against Samoa.
The loosehead prop was man of the match on his international debut but says there is room for improvement.
# samoa - Saturday 9 November, 2013
Joe Schmidt should be content overall with the victory over Samoa, but there are certainly elements to work on.
The new Ireland coach is already moving on to Australia and New Zealand.
The long-time Ireland centre partnership reaches another milestone this evening.
Today’s captain has no time to show sympathy for Joe Schmidt’s run of success.
It may not be a perfect performance but a win is the minimum requirement for Ireland.
Samoa are no longer developing. They’ve arrived, says Ireland’s former hooker.
# samoa - Friday 8 November, 2013
Even with a handful of injuries, the Pacific Islanders have threats all over the field.
Not to worry, Joe Schmidt filled in for the centre.
The Ulster openside has been highlighted by Joe Schmidt and his teammates as a key man.
Cork man Micheal Deasy is the strength and conditioning coach for Saturday’s visitors to the Aviva Stadium.
# samoa - Thursday 7 November, 2013
The Northampton Saints live-wire captains Stephan Betham’s starting XV.
The Ireland coach has picked his starting team for Saturday’s clash against Samoa in Dublin.
# samoa - Wednesday 6 November, 2013
However, the Hurricanes man has weaknesses in his kicking game that Ireland can target.
The second game of the autumn schedule joins the New Zealand fixture in selling out.
Kiwi forwards coach John Plumtree has been working the Irish players’ most fundamental skills.
# samoa - Tuesday 5 November, 2013
Both squads had full training sessions today and here are the best pics.
The Kiwi forwards coach is aware of the power Samoa will bring now that they are playing as a team.
Brian Lima was one of the hardest hitters in rugby in his playing days and now runs Samoa’s defence.
Joe Schmidt’s men will need to be focused and effective at ruck time when they have possession.
Here’s what Joe Schmidt’s men will be challenged with before Saturday’s test match in Dublin.
We’ve faced with Samoa or the Pacific Islands six times since 1988. It’s a game that always brings tries.
# samoa - Monday 4 November, 2013
Here’s the (unofficial) IRFU guide to staying sane in Carton House.