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Samoa Qualify For The World Cup And Will Enter Pool A

Samoa have qualified for the 2019 World Cup in Japan thanks to a 42-28 victory over Germany today in Heidelberg.

This was the second leg between the two sides and Samoa had already put a huge score and victory on their European opponents in the first leg on a scoreline of 66-15.

It was always going to be a tough task for Germany but they can hold their heads high as they had the better of their opponents at some stages throughout the game.

Samoa have now entered Pool A of the 2019 World Cup alongside Ireland, Scotland, tournament hosts Japan, and Russia.

Germany still have a chance to qualify for the World Cup and they will enter a four-team global repechage in November to determine who will be the final team to qualify.

Germany will join Canada, Hong Kong and Namibia/Kenya as the teams who will battle it out for qualification in November.

The winner of Namibia v Kenya will enter Pool B as ‘Africa 1’ while the loser will enter the four-team global repechage for the last spot.

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Author: Sean McMahon

Sean is Deputy Editor and head rugby writer. You can contact him by email seanmc@punditarena.com or on Twitter