Tuesday, 24 September 2019 15:33

Samoa has produced a dominant second-half display after benefiting from officiating controversy as they opened their 2019 Rugby World Cup campaign with a bonus-point 34-9 Pool A win over Russia.

Scorers:

Russia

Penalties: Yury Kushnarev (2)

Drop goal: Kushnarev

Samoa

Tries: Alapati Leiua (2), Afaesetiti Amosa, Ed Fidow (2), Rey Lee-Lo

Conversions: Tusi Pisi (2)

 

Teams:

Russia 

15 Vasily Artemyev (captain); 14 German Davydov, 13 Vladimir Ostroushko, 12 Dmitry Gerasimov, 11 Kirill Golosnitskiy; 10 Yury Kushnarev, 9 Vasily Dorofeev; 8 Nikita Vavilin, 7 Tagir Gadzhiev, 6 Vitaly Zhivatov; 5 Bogdan Fedotko, 4 Andrey Ostrikov; 3 Kirill Gotovtsev, 2 Stanislav Selskii, 1 Valery Morozov.

Substitutes: 16 Evgeny Matveev, 17 Andrei Polivalov, 18 Azamat Bitiev, 19 Andrey Garbuzov, 20 Anton Sychev, 21 Dmitry Perov, 22 Ramil Gaisin, 23 Vladislav Sozonov.

Samoa

15 Tim Nanai-Williams; 14 Ah See Tuala, 13 Alapati Leiua, 12 Rey Lee-Lo; 11 Ed Fidow, 10 Tusi Pisi; 9 Dwayne Polataivao, 8 Afaesetiti Amosa, 7 TJ Ioane; 6 Chris Vui (captain), 5 Kane Le'aupepe; 4 Teofilo Paulo, 3 Michael Alaalatoa, 2 Motu Matu'u, 1 Logovii Mulipola.

Substitutes: 16 Ray Niuia, 17 Paul Alo-Emile, 18 Jordan Lay, 19 Senio Toleafoa, 20 Josh Tyrell, 21 Melani Matavao, 22 AJ Alatimu, 23 Henry Taefu.