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11dCraig Dowd

Pacific lip service won't stop until rugby respects the Islands

As the eyes of the world prepare to turn their gaze on the Rugby World Cup, the game got an early reminder of the Pacific Island discussion that pops up all too regularly. It continues to be nothing but rhetoric, Craig Dowd writes.

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53dSam Bruce

World Rugby defend mud-bath pitch for Samoa-Tonga fixture

World Rugby has defended its decision to allow Saturday's Pacific Nations Cup match between Samoa and Tonga to go ahead in Apia, after several players took umbrage with the playing surface post-match.

2019 RankingsRugby World Cup

  • SAMOA3rd
    Tries Scored 1st Japan : 4 Tries Scored
    JPN1st
    0
    4
  • SAMOA2nd
    Points Difference 1st Japan : 20 Points Difference
    JPN1st
    0
    20