Joe Schmidt has admitted he would be “pretty disappointed” if Bundee Aki’s red card against Samoa rules him out of the rest of the World Cup.
Ireland are through to the World Cup quarter-finals after beating Samoa 47-5 in their Pool A match in Fukuoka.
Johnny Sexton’s two-try turn dragged 14-man Ireland to the World Cup quarter-finals but Bundee Aki’s red card in the 47-5 win over Samoa could end his tournament.
Jack Lam hopes his decision to place national pride ahead of personal gain can spark lasting change for Samoa.
Ireland have expressed concerns with the state of the Hakatanomori Stadium pitch ahead of Saturday’s decisive Pool A World Cup clash with Samoa.
Bundee Aki has been backed to set Ireland’s emotional tempo against Samoa this weekend.
World Rugby is monitoring a typhoon that could hit Japan on Saturday and stop Ireland’s World Cup campaign in its tracks.
Bundee Aki insists he will treat facing his fatherland Samoa exactly the same way he took on New Zealand in November.
Gregor Townsend said the real Scotland finally showed up at the World Cup to reignite their bid for the quarter-finals.
Scotland answered their critics in impressive fashion as Gregor Townsend’s men grabbed a bonus-point win over Samoa to fire themselves back into contention for the World Cup quarter-finals.
Scotland take on Samoa on Monday knowing that only a victory will keep their World Cup hopes alive.
Fiji will aim for their first victory of the tournament when they take on Uruguay on Wednesday.
Day six saw Samoa launch their campaign with a eventful 34-9 victory over Russia in Kumagaya.
Samoan rugby players will wear skin suits to cover their traditional tattoos during some training sessions at the World Cup in order not to offend their Japanese hosts.
When Scotland meet Samoa in Edinburgh tomorrow, Aberdeen Grammar head coach Ali O’Connor is confident it will mark the start of a successful run for Gregor Townsend.
Gregor Townsend has announced his team to face Samoa in Scotland's first Autumn International on Saturday.
Aberdeen-raised Scotland and Glasgow Warriors star Ruaridh Jackson reviews Scotland's Autumn International opponents:
Aberdeen-raised Warrior Ruaridh making most of his move back north with Autumn Internationals looming
Aberdeen-raised rugby star Ruaridh Jackson’s move back to Glasgow to be closer to the Scotland set-up has returned a string of impressive displays and a call-up – now he’s ready for the Autumn Tests.
ABERDEEN boxer John Docherty today won Commonwealth Youth Games gold in Samoa.
ABERDEEN boxers Billy Stuart and John Docherty have both reached finals at the Commonwealth Youth Games in Samoa.