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# samoa - Wednesday 23 October, 2013

From The42 Poll: Who should Joe Schmidt pick as Ireland captain? Skipper This post contains a poll

Poll: Who should Joe Schmidt pick as Ireland captain?

Here are the leading candidates to lead Ireland out for the November tests against Samoa, Australia and the All Blacks.

From The42 Kilcoyne left out as Joe Schmidt names 34-man Ireland squad New Caps

Kilcoyne left out as Joe Schmidt names 34-man Ireland squad

There are three uncapped players included for the November internationals against Samoa, Australia and New Zealand.

# samoa - Friday 11 January, 2013

From The42 Reports name Pat Lam as next Connacht coach as O'Shea is scolded Kiwi Flavour

Reports name Pat Lam as next Connacht coach as O'Shea is scolded

The arrival of the former Samoan and All Black international would sweep the board for Kiwi coaches in Ireland.

# samoa - Monday 7 January, 2013

From The42 Scotland stalwart Blair retires from internationals Wave Goodbye

Scotland stalwart Blair retires from internationals

The scrum-half was capped 85 times for his country and was captain of the side on 14 occasions.

# samoa - Saturday 24 November, 2012

From The42 November tests: Michalak rescues France against Samoa Right Said Fred

November tests: Michalak rescues France against Samoa

The Toulon out-half, and occasional male model, scored 19 points to prevent another Samoan shock.

# samoa - Monday 19 November, 2012

From The42 November Tests: Here's your international Team of the Week First XV This post contains images

November Tests: Here's your international Team of the Week

No places for Ireland players this week, but Samoa were more than happy to fill the void.

# samoa - Saturday 17 November, 2012

From The42 VIDEO: In case you missed Samoa beating Wales last night, here are the highlights Manu Samoa This post contains videos

VIDEO: In case you missed Samoa beating Wales last night, here are the highlights

It includes an incredible George Pisi try.

# samoa - Friday 16 November, 2012

From The42 Smashing: Pisi leads the charge as Samoa upset Wales Pacific Storm

Smashing: Pisi leads the charge as Samoa upset Wales

The Pacific Islanders inflicted a fifth consecutive defeat on the Grand Slam winners.

# samoa - Wednesday 14 November, 2012

From The42 Skipper Sam Warburton out as Wales ring the changes for Samoa game Dropped

Skipper Sam Warburton out as Wales ring the changes for Samoa game

The captain pays the price for last weekend’s defeat to Argentina in Cardiff.

# samoa - Thursday 10 May, 2012

From The42 Twickenham plays host to London Sevens and 100,000 rugby supporters Party Time

Twickenham plays host to London Sevens and 100,000 rugby supporters

16 of the world’s best sides will compete for the main prize this weekend but there is still no sign of Ireland.

# samoa - Wednesday 11 April, 2012

From The42 Eliota Fuimaono-Sapolu calls on fellow Polynesians to abandon New Zealand rugby Opinionated

Eliota Fuimaono-Sapolu calls on fellow Polynesians to abandon New Zealand rugby

The controversial Samoan has had his say on perceived racist criticism of Auckland’s Samoan coach.

# samoa - Friday 30 March, 2012

From The42 Follow Friday: It’s Eliota Fuimaono-Sapolu Twitter This post contains images

Follow Friday: It’s Eliota Fuimaono-Sapolu

With an ostensible penchant for controversy and an obvious intelligence to boot, the Samoan centre is rugby’s answer to Eamon Dunphy.

# samoa - Thursday 29 December, 2011

The Daily Fix: Thursday

In tonight’s fix: Irish people’s biggest worry for 2012, a rise in the number of tourists visiting Ireland (finally!) – and time travel exists. Kind of.

Tiny island of Samoa to travel in time, skipping a whole day

And they won’t even need a flux capacitor…

# samoa - Sunday 27 November, 2011

From The42 Tweeting Samoan loses appeal against suspended playing ban Silenced

Tweeting Samoan loses appeal against suspended playing ban

An appeals committee has upheld the tough stance being taken against Eliota Fuimaono-Sapolu over tweets made at the RWC.

# samoa - Tuesday 22 November, 2011

Samoan rugby coach fined 100 pigs for World Cup failure

Tuala Matthew Vaea, who has since been relieved of his position, was accused of not earning the respect of his players.

# samoa - Wednesday 26 October, 2011

From The42 Samoan captain accuses team management of drunken buffoonery Telling Tales

Samoan captain accuses team management of drunken buffoonery

The team’s executive, meanwhile, does its best Withnail impression while refusing to admit it has a problem.

# samoa - Saturday 15 October, 2011

From The42 Six-month suspended ban for tweeting Samoan Hot Water

Six-month suspended ban for tweeting Samoan

Eliota Fuimaono Sapolu faces a significant playing ban unless he apologies for a tweet he wrote about Welsh referee Nigel Owens.

# samoa - Monday 10 October, 2011

From The42 England agree to play midweek matches at 2015 World Cup Changes

England agree to play midweek matches at 2015 World Cup

Following complaints from the players such as Eliota Fuimaono-Sapolu, it has been confirmed that the IRB will consider altering the structure of future fixture lists.

# samoa - Thursday 6 October, 2011

From The42 The Score's alternative team of the World Cup Gone Not Forgotten

The Score's alternative team of the World Cup

As the Rugby World Cup bids farewell to over half its nations, we pick our stand-outs from the twelve unfortunate squads that have already departed New Zealand.

# samoa - Wednesday 5 October, 2011

From The42 Eliota Fuimaono-Sapolu's punishment upheld by the IRB Protests This post contains videos

Eliota Fuimaono-Sapolu's punishment upheld by the IRB

The centre’s ban from rugby-related activity will remain in place until his disciplinary hearing reconvenes on the 15th of October.

# samoa - Saturday 1 October, 2011

From The42 Samoan aims second Twitter rant at IRB, Owens Fuming

Samoan aims second Twitter rant at IRB, Owens

Gloucester’s Eliota Sapolu Fuimaono faces a misconduct charge over comments made about referee Nigel Owens.

# samoa - Friday 30 September, 2011

From The42 As it happened: South Africa v Samoa Liveblog

As it happened: South Africa v Samoa

As South Africa took on Samoa in their last game of the group stages, we brought you minute-by-minute live coverage of proceedings.

# samoa - Thursday 29 September, 2011

From The42 Tuilagi slapped with $10,000 fine for wearing the wrong gumshield? Injustice

Tuilagi slapped with $10,000 fine for wearing the wrong gumshield?

Samoa’s tackle-shrugging winger has been fined heavily by the IRB for wearing a branded gumshield during Sunday’s World Cup match against Fiji.

# samoa - Sunday 25 September, 2011

From The42 Hard Yards: A look back over the best of Sunday's action Hard Yards

Hard Yards: A look back over the best of Sunday's action

Ireland were back on the field at the Rugby World Cup this morning, so check out just how well they got on…

As it happened: Samoa v Fiji

With Pool Stage qualification and Pacific island bragging rights at stake, this Eden Park encounter was never going to be short on physicality.

# samoa - Wednesday 21 September, 2011

From The42 Hook should refuse to play full-back, says Wales great Williams Decision Time

Hook should refuse to play full-back, says Wales great Williams

The Wales legend says the player is not suited to playing at 15, owing to his discomfort under the high ball.

# samoa - Monday 19 September, 2011

From The42 Samoan centre compares Rugby World Cup schedule to the holocaust Controversy

Samoan centre compares Rugby World Cup schedule to the holocaust

Eliota Fuimaono-Sapolu expressed outrage at the fact that his side were forced to play Wales only four days after competing against Namibia.

# samoa - Sunday 18 September, 2011

From The42 As it happened: Wales v Samoa Liveblog

As it happened: Wales v Samoa

We went minute-by-minute, as Warren Gatland’s side took on a talented Samoan team, in one of the pivotal Pool D encounters.

# samoa - Wednesday 14 September, 2011

From The42 As it happened: Namibia vs. Samoa Live

As it happened: Namibia vs. Samoa

Find out what happened when a hard-runnning Samoan side collided with a hard-hitting Namibian in windswept Rotorua.

# samoa - Monday 18 July, 2011

From The42 Deans defends Aussie side that was stunned by Samoa Under Fire

Deans defends Aussie side that was stunned by Samoa

Coach claims that focus should be on the poor performance rather than the team selection, as the Australian press lashes out.

# samoa - Monday 9 May, 2011

Time travel made real: Samoa to move a day forward

The Pacific island nation will move to the other side of the international date line from December 29.

# samoa - Friday 26 November, 2010

The 9 at 9: Friday

Nine things you really, really need to know by 9am: the count beings in Donegal; the bailout talks near fruition and your chance to win a ticket to the event of the year….no, not the Toy Show.

# samoa - Monday 15 November, 2010

From The42 What we learned this weekend Different Class This post contains videos

What we learned this weekend

You really should watch the amazing end to one NFL game this weekend.

# samoa - Thursday 11 November, 2010

O'Driscoll warns of big hits

Samoa name team for Aviva Stadium bow.

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