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Aki Continues To Aid Preparations As Ireland Yet To Decide On Appeal

Bundee Aki

Bundee Aki will continue to train with the Ireland squad ahead of their titanic World Cup quarter-final showdown with New Zealand and will have a “massive” influence on preparations, according to Simon Easterby.  The Connacht centre was handed a three-match ban on Monday following his high tackle on during Ireland’s 47-5 win over Samoa in their final Pool A game, …

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“Japan & Ireland Are Still Favourites” – Townsend On Scotland’s Prospects

Townsend Scotland

Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend is remaining cautious about his sides’ chances of qualifying from Pool A following today’s 34-0 win over Samoa.  Scotland currently lie in third position in the pool table following today’s bonus point victory and the result piles even more pressure on their final group game against Japan on October 13. As it stands, the host …

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Rey Lee-Lo Banned For Remaining Pool Games Following High Tackle

Rey Lee-Lo

Samoa centre Rey Lee-Lo has received a three-match ban following his high tackle on Russia full-back Vasily Artemyev in their clash earlier this week. Lee-Lo clearly caught the Russian livewire in the head with his shoulder which is a red card offence as outlined by referee, Romain Poite. However, during the consultation with his TMO Graham Hughes, mitigating circumstances came …

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Pocock To Captain Australia On Test Return Against Samoa

David Pocock

Australia legend David Pocock will make his first Test appearance in almost a year when he captains his side in their final World Cup warm-up game against Samoa this weekend. The 31-year-old hasn’t featured on the international scene since last November after suffering a series of calf, neck and concussion issues which limited him to only three rugby games this …

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Ambitious Bid For Pacific Islands’ Super Rugby Team Rejected

An ambitious bid to set up a Pacific Islands Super Rugby team has failed after competition organisers decided it was not commercially viable, the Fiji Rugby Union said Thursday. Including a Pacific team in the southern hemisphere competition was seen as a game-changer for rugby in the islands, a hotbed of talent where top players have long headed overseas to chase more …

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England Make Nine Changes In Starting XV To Face Samoa

England v Australia - Old Mutual Wealth Series

England captain Dylan Hartley among those left out of the England XV for this Saturday’s November international against Samoa at Twickenham. Jamie George comes in at hooker, in one of nine changes in all made by Eddie Jones from last weekend’s victory against Australia. BREAKING | Your England team, co-captained by @George_Fordy and @ChrisRobshaw, to face Samoa on Saturday ? …

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Samoan Rugby ‘Bankrupt’ Ahead Of Tests With Scotland And England

Auckland , New Zealand - 16 June 2017; Beauden Barrett of New Zealand during the International Test match between the New Zealand All Blacks and Samoa at Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo By Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

The Samoan Rugby Union are bankrupt, it has been announced today. This news means that their upcoming tests with Scotland and England may be plunged into doubt. The difference in income between the English players and their Samoa counterparts was highlighted last week, and Manu Tuilagi and Mako Vunipola called for a revenue-share with the opposition. However, speaking today, the Samoan Prime …

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Mako Vunipola And Manu Tuilagi Call For Revenue Share With Samoa

BAGSHOT, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 01: Mako Vunipola, the England prop, poses at the Pennyhill Park on February 1, 2016 in Bagshot, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

It comes as no surprise that the difference in income between the England and Samoa rugby players is significant. However, the reported gap ahead of their upcoming November international says a lot. It is believed that those donning the Red Rose in Twickenham will pick up match fees in the region of £22,000, while their opponents’ wages will come in somewhere …

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