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#Samoa

# samoa - Sunday 16 January, 2022

Tsunami threat recedes from huge Pacific volcanic eruption
# Tonga
# Tonga

Tsunami threat recedes from huge Pacific volcanic eruption

Jan 16th 2022, 8:49 AM 17,877 Views 2 Comments

It sent tsunami waves crashing across the shore in Tonga and people rushing to higher ground.

# samoa - Saturday 15 January, 2022

Tongans flee tsunami following powerful volcanic eruption
# Tonga
# Tonga

Tongans flee tsunami following powerful volcanic eruption

Jan 15th 2022, 12:00 PM 28,863 Views 24 Comments

There were no immediate reports of injuries or the extent of the damage.

# samoa - Friday 8 October, 2021

Propping runs in the family for Leinster's new Samoan tighthead Alaalatoa
# Heritage
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# Heritage

Propping runs in the family for Leinster's new Samoan tighthead Alaalatoa

Oct 8th 2021, 6:30 AM 4,981 Views 2 Comments

The 30-year-old has found similarities between the Crusaders and Leinster.

# samoa - Monday 12 April, 2021

Leinster have signed Samoa prop Michael Alaalatoa ahead of next season
# Tighthead
From The42
# Tighthead

Leinster have signed Samoa prop Michael Alaalatoa ahead of next season

Apr 12th 2021, 8:00 PM 36,853 Views 105 Comments

The 29-year-old tighthead will join from the Crusaders in New Zealand.

# samoa - Thursday 5 December, 2019

Unvaccinated hang red flags as Samoa continues to battle measles epidemic
# Samoa
# Samoa

Unvaccinated hang red flags as Samoa continues to battle measles epidemic

Dec 5th 2019, 12:14 PM 37,708 Views 42 Comments

Samoa has begun a two-day shutdown as the government tries to curb a measles epidemic that has killed 62 people.

# samoa - Tuesday 3 December, 2019

'If you play one Test for a country, you can’t go back... I think that’s wrong'
# Pacific Islands
From The42
# Pacific Islands

'If you play one Test for a country, you can’t go back... I think that’s wrong'

Dec 3rd 2019, 8:28 AM 17,907 Views 30 Comments

Ex-All Blacks Justin Marshall wants to see rugby’s eligibility laws relaxed.

# samoa - Tuesday 15 October, 2019

'Guys were very emotional at the last World Cup after winning a pool game'
# Level Heads
From The42
# Level Heads

'Guys were very emotional at the last World Cup after winning a pool game'

Oct 15th 2019, 1:20 AM 12,782 Views 11 Comments

Ireland believe they’re mentally in a better place to make history against the All Blacks on Saturday.

# samoa - Sunday 13 October, 2019

'They don't come around too often for me, so I'll make sure I gloat' - Furlong
# Try Machine
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# Try Machine

'They don't come around too often for me, so I'll make sure I gloat' - Furlong

Oct 13th 2019, 5:50 AM 13,117 Views 4 Comments

The Ireland tighthead now has two tries in three World Cup starts in Japan.

# samoa - Saturday 12 October, 2019

Schmidt happy Ireland head into QF 'unscathed' after 2015 toll against France
# Healthy
From The42
# Healthy

Schmidt happy Ireland head into QF 'unscathed' after 2015 toll against France

Oct 12th 2019, 8:00 PM 17,534 Views 21 Comments

Bundee Aki’s red card was a blow but Schmidt feels Ireland have good cover in the midfield.

Samoa say they'll do everything they can to ensure Aki doesn't get banned
# Hearing
From The42
# Hearing

Samoa say they'll do everything they can to ensure Aki doesn't get banned

Oct 12th 2019, 3:02 PM 27,690 Views 47 Comments

The Connacht man was sent off against Samoa and now faces a suspension.

Aki red the only blot as Ireland secure World Cup quarter-final with big win over Samoa
# Dominant
From The42
# Dominant

Aki red the only blot as Ireland secure World Cup quarter-final with big win over Samoa

Oct 12th 2019, 1:45 PM 46,523 Views 65 Comments

Joe Schmidt’s men were back somewhere close to their best in a seven-try victory in Fukuoka.

As it happened: Ireland v Samoa, Rugby World Cup From The42
Live Oct 12th 2019, 10:49 AM

As it happened: Ireland v Samoa, Rugby World Cup

Ireland out to clinch World Cup quarter-final with bonus-point win over Samoans
# Preview
From The42
# Preview

Ireland out to clinch World Cup quarter-final with bonus-point win over Samoans

Oct 12th 2019, 7:00 AM 24,332 Views 16 Comments

Joe Schmidt’s side can save themselves a nervous Sunday by winning with four tries in Fukuoka today.

Watching Tuisova, Radradra and Kolbe the RWC highlights for elusive Larmour
# Attack
From The42
# Attack

Watching Tuisova, Radradra and Kolbe the RWC highlights for elusive Larmour

Oct 12th 2019, 1:00 AM 4,953 Views 3 Comments

The 22-year-old starts at fullback for Ireland against Samoa today.

# samoa - Friday 11 October, 2019

'Those contracts in France... their condition was I had to turn down the World Cup'
# Dilemma
From The42
# Dilemma

'Those contracts in France... their condition was I had to turn down the World Cup'

Oct 11th 2019, 9:38 PM 63,426 Views 27 Comments

Samoa captain Jack Lam is one of five free agents in their 31-man squad in Japan.

Samoans looking for Irish 'scalp' after frustrations with high-tackle bans
# Hospitality
From The42
# Hospitality

Samoans looking for Irish 'scalp' after frustrations with high-tackle bans

Oct 11th 2019, 1:05 AM 6,701 Views 9 Comments

Steve Jackson’s side are missing two players due to suspensions for high shots against Russia.

# samoa - Thursday 10 October, 2019

Ruddock unlucky to miss out as 'really solid ' Beirne gets shot at blindside
# Selection
From The42
# Selection

Ruddock unlucky to miss out as 'really solid ' Beirne gets shot at blindside

Oct 10th 2019, 10:25 AM 9,283 Views 12 Comments

Joe Schmidt is excited to have Robbie Henshaw back in his starting team.

Schmidt admits typhoon talk a distraction as Ireland look to seal quarter-final
# STORM BREWING
From The42
# STORM BREWING

Schmidt admits typhoon talk a distraction as Ireland look to seal quarter-final

Oct 10th 2019, 9:09 AM 9,458 Views 35 Comments

The other Pool A game between Japan and Scotland is not certain to go ahead.

Larmour and Beirne start as Henshaw makes injury comeback in Ireland XV
# Team News
From The42
# Team News

Larmour and Beirne start as Henshaw makes injury comeback in Ireland XV

Oct 10th 2019, 8:00 AM 42,703 Views 66 Comments

Joe Schmidt has made 12 personnel changes for his side’s Pool A clash with Samoa on Saturday.

'We've got nothing to lose' - Samoa promise expansive approach against Ireland
# Pumped Up
From The42
# Pumped Up

'We've got nothing to lose' - Samoa promise expansive approach against Ireland

Oct 10th 2019, 7:16 AM 6,198 Views 4 Comments

Key man Tim Nanai Williams has been passed fit to start as the Samoans make two changes.

Fines, Fukuoka and fried chicken cartilage - Furlong enjoying delights of Japan
# Prop Life
From The42
# Prop Life

Fines, Fukuoka and fried chicken cartilage - Furlong enjoying delights of Japan

Oct 10th 2019, 1:00 AM 7,889 Views 5 Comments

The tighthead prop is set to return for Ireland against Samoa on Saturday.

# samoa - Wednesday 9 October, 2019

Getting the ball into Stockdale's hands would be a good start for Ireland's attack From The42

Getting the ball into Stockdale's hands would be a good start for Ireland's attack

Oct 9th 2019, 2:57 AM 6,615 Views 3 Comments

The 23-year-old hasn’t been able to register his first World Cup try yet.

# samoa - Tuesday 8 October, 2019

Carbery keen to put ankle frustration behind him against Samoa
# Joey
From The42
# Joey

Carbery keen to put ankle frustration behind him against Samoa

Oct 8th 2019, 2:08 PM 8,140 Views 8 Comments

The 23-year-old has only played 20 minutes for Ireland so far at this World Cup.

Ireland set for Fukuoka on Saturday as Hagibis forecasted to veer north
# Weather News
From The42
# Weather News

Ireland set for Fukuoka on Saturday as Hagibis forecasted to veer north

Updated Oct 8th 2019, 11:43 AM 55,242 Views 29 Comments

Simon Easterby reports there has been ‘a real edge’ to Ireland’s training this week.

Samoa hope to get in Aki's face as they go 'all guns blazing' against Ireland
# Pride
From The42
# Pride

Samoa hope to get in Aki's face as they go 'all guns blazing' against Ireland

Oct 8th 2019, 2:45 AM 13,962 Views 19 Comments

The Samoans are keen to follow in Japan’s footsteps with a shock win.

# samoa - Monday 7 October, 2019

Townsend questions 'incredible call' that aided Japan's bonus-point win over Samoa
# Crooked Feed
From The42
# Crooked Feed

Townsend questions 'incredible call' that aided Japan's bonus-point win over Samoa

Oct 7th 2019, 4:13 PM 20,561 Views 26 Comments

The Scotland boss believes the World Cup hosts were fortunate to get the opportunity to score a last-gasp try.

# samoa - Saturday 5 October, 2019

'He sees things unfold': Farrell underlines Sexton's importance to Ireland
# Irreplaceable
From The42
# Irreplaceable

'He sees things unfold': Farrell underlines Sexton's importance to Ireland

Oct 5th 2019, 5:00 PM 8,669 Views 7 Comments

The 10′s experience and the role he plays for Schmidt has made him invaluable for Ireland’s hopes.

As it happened: Japan v Samoa, Rugby World Cup From The42
Live Oct 5th 2019, 11:05 AM

As it happened: Japan v Samoa, Rugby World Cup

# samoa - Friday 4 October, 2019

'You don't like to see anyone going home' - Ireland hopeful on Jordi Murphy
# Concern
From The42
# Concern

'You don't like to see anyone going home' - Ireland hopeful on Jordi Murphy

Updated Oct 4th 2019, 7:59 AM 28,739 Views 17 Comments

The Ulster back row was forced off with a rib injury after just 26 minutes against Russia.

# samoa - Thursday 3 October, 2019

Japan make three changes from Ireland win for showdown with Samoa
# Brave Blossoms
From The42
# Brave Blossoms

Japan make three changes from Ireland win for showdown with Samoa

Oct 3rd 2019, 11:05 AM 6,257 Views 5 Comments

Michael Leitch returns for Saturday’s game but the captain’s armband is retained by Pieter Labuschagne.

# samoa - Monday 30 September, 2019

'The ball was like a bar of soap' - Ireland next up in Kobe sweatbox
# Hot And Humid
From The42
# Hot And Humid

'The ball was like a bar of soap' - Ireland next up in Kobe sweatbox

Sep 30th 2019, 2:53 PM 15,687 Views 23 Comments

Conditions at Kobe Misaki Stadium were very difficult as Scotland overcame Samoa.

Scotland keep pressure on Ireland with bonus-point win over Samoa
# Job Done
From The42
# Job Done

Scotland keep pressure on Ireland with bonus-point win over Samoa

Sep 30th 2019, 1:25 PM 35,788 Views 31 Comments

Gregor Townsend’s men were made to sweat but eventually secured their crucial fourth try.

As it happened: Scotland v Samoa, Rugby World Cup From The42
Live Sep 30th 2019, 10:17 AM

As it happened: Scotland v Samoa, Rugby World Cup

# samoa - Friday 27 September, 2019

Another blow for Samoa as Ireland's opponents lose Bordeaux back-rower
# Super 8
From The42
# Super 8

Another blow for Samoa as Ireland's opponents lose Bordeaux back-rower

Sep 27th 2019, 3:57 PM 7,634 Views 2 Comments

Afa Amosa is facing a long lay-off after sustaining a knee injury during his side’s victory over Russia.

# samoa - Wednesday 25 September, 2019

Samoa's Lee-Lo and Matu'u cited for dangerous tackles against Russia
# High Tackles
From The42
# High Tackles

Samoa's Lee-Lo and Matu'u cited for dangerous tackles against Russia

Sep 25th 2019, 7:59 AM 7,764 Views 10 Comments

Ed Fidow has also been given a citing commissioner warning.

# samoa - Tuesday 24 September, 2019

Samoa eventually power past Russia in Ireland's pool but lucky to finish with 15 men
# Reckless
From The42
# Reckless

Samoa eventually power past Russia in Ireland's pool but lucky to finish with 15 men

Sep 24th 2019, 1:58 PM 15,662 Views 19 Comments

Samoa went down to 13 men during the first half, but Russia failed to capitalise before Steve Jackson’s side cruised to a bonus-point win.

# samoa - Tuesday 10 September, 2019

From ski slopes to the World Cup: Ireland's pool opponents Samoa call in replacement scrum-half
# Bolter
From The42
# Bolter

From ski slopes to the World Cup: Ireland's pool opponents Samoa call in replacement scrum-half

Sep 10th 2019, 7:47 AM 7,048 Views 2 Comments

Scott Malolua dislocated his shoulder during the Test against Australia.

# samoa - Saturday 7 September, 2019

Second-string Australia overcome Samoa with unconvincing final World Cup warm-up win
# Wallabies
From The42
# Wallabies

Second-string Australia overcome Samoa with unconvincing final World Cup warm-up win

Sep 7th 2019, 2:12 PM 7,652 Views 3 Comments

Michael Cheika’s side secured a 34-15 win on Saturday.

# samoa - Monday 29 July, 2019

'Both teams wanted to play' - World Rugby defends pitch decision in Samoa
# Mudbath
From The42
# Mudbath

'Both teams wanted to play' - World Rugby defends pitch decision in Samoa

Jul 29th 2019, 3:03 PM 15,838 Views 12 Comments

The Pacific Nations Cup clash was played in tough conditions.

# samoa - Saturday 27 July, 2019

Pacific Nations Cup wins for Ireland's World Cup opponents Japan and Samoa
# Preparation
From The42
# Preparation

Pacific Nations Cup wins for Ireland's World Cup opponents Japan and Samoa

Jul 27th 2019, 12:51 PM 5,492 Views 2 Comments

Both teams are in Rugby World Cup Pool A alongside Joe Schmidt’s side for the upcoming tournament in Japan.

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