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It's all over! The referee has blown their whistle to end the game.

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This is dangerous for the defence as Freddie Steward bursts through to advance the England attack.

79'

This is dangerous for the defence as Duncan Paia'aua bursts through to advance the Samoa attack.

78'

This is dangerous for the defence as Melani Matavao bursts through to advance the Samoa attack.

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This is dangerous for the defence as Freddie Steward bursts through to advance the England attack.

78'

England decide to make a substitution, with Billy Vunipola getting some game time.

73'

England decide to make a substitution, with Tom Curry being replaced.

73'
Conversion

Owen Farrell has kicked a conversion.

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Try

A bit of individual brilliance by Danny Care leads to a try for England

72'

A gap opened in the defence and Danny Care took full advantage.

72'
Yellow Card

Tumua Manu (Samoa) is shown a yellow card

65'

England make a substitution with Danny Care coming on.

65'

England make a substitution with Alex Mitchell coming off.

65'

Samoa sub Christian Leali'ifano comes onto the field.

64'

Danny Toala departs for Samoa.

64'

The penalty goal is on its way from Owen Farrell but it runs out gas over the last few metres, falling short.

64'

Samoa sub Alamanda Motuga comes onto the field.

61'

Fritz Lee departs for Samoa.

61'

Samoa sub Seilala Lam comes onto the field.

61'

Sama Malolo departs for Samoa.

61'

Samoa sub Melani Matavao comes onto the field.

61'

Jonathan Taumateine departs for Samoa.

61'

George Martin comes on for England.

58'

Courtney Lawes leaves the field.

58'

Ollie Lawrence comes on for England.

57'

Manu Tuilagi leaves the field.

57'

Miracle Faiilagi comes on for Samoa.

57'

Samuel Slade leaves the field.

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Paul Alo-Emile comes on for Samoa.

57'

Michael Alaalatoa leaves the field.

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James Lay comes on for Samoa.

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Jordan Lay leaves the field.

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Penalty Goal

Owen Farrell adds the points for England.

57'

What a run here by Maro Itoje as they get over the gainline!

55'

Tom Curry comes on.

54'

Billy Vunipola comes off.

54'

Joe Marler comes on.

54'

Ellis Genge comes off.

54'

Marcus Smith comes on.

50'

George Ford comes off.

50'

Ben Earl makes the break as the defence re-enacts the parting of the red sea.

49'

Lima Sopoaga makes the break as the defence re-enacts the parting of the red sea.

48'

England decide to make a substitution, with Kyle Sinckler getting some game time.

47'

England decide to make a substitution, with Dan Cole being replaced.

47'
Penalty Goal

Lima Sopoaga makes no mistake with that penalty goal attempt.

47'

England make a substitution with Billy Vunipola coming on.

44'

England make a substitution with Tom Curry coming off.

44'

Lima Sopoaga makes the break as the defence re-enacts the parting of the red sea.

43'

The second half kicks off.

40'

The half-time whistle blows and both teams head for the dressing rooms.

40'
Conversion

Lima Sopoaga makes no mistake with that conversion attempt.

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Try

Nigel Ah Wong gathers the kick to score the try for Samoa.

28'

Spellbinding play by Danny Toala is finished off with a try.

28'

Trouble here as Sama Malolo breaches the defence.

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Conversion

Lima Sopoaga makes no mistake with that conversion attempt.

23'
Try

A wonderful passing move by Samoa is finished off by Nigel Ah Wong

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This is dangerous for the defence as Nigel Ah Wong bursts through to advance the Samoa attack.

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That's a great try assist by Tumua Manu.

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This is dangerous for the defence as Tumua Manu bursts through to advance the Samoa attack.

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Penalty Goal

Owen Farrell does the business as their penalty goal attempt goes over.

17'

A gap opened in the defence and Jonny May took full advantage.

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A gap opened in the defence and Manu Tuilagi took full advantage.

14'

Lima Sopoaga steps up to take the penalty but pulls it wide and to the right.

11'

Owen Farrell has hooked the conversion to the left of the posts.

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Try

A series of passes by England results in a try for Ollie Chessum

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Manu Tuilagi played a key part in that try.

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A gap opened in the defence and Manu Tuilagi took full advantage.

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We are underway as the referee blows their whistle.

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Bonus Points Awarded

+1
Lost by 1 points

Match Details

England v Samoa

Rugby World Cup - Round 5
Sat 7th October 2023, 11:45am EDT
Stade Pierre Mauroy

Points Flow Chart

England win +1
England
Samoa
England
Time in lead
Samoa
28
Mins in lead
46
35%
% Of Game In Lead
58%
54%
Possession Last 10 min
46%
7
Points Last 10 min
0

Key Events

Full Time
Farrell
18 - 17
73'
Care
16 - 17
72'
Manu
65'
11 - 17
Farrell
11 - 17
57'
Sopoaga
47'
8 - 17
Half Time
Sopoaga
29'
8 - 14
Ah Wong
28'
8 - 12
Sopoaga
23'
8 - 7
Ah Wong
21'
8 - 5
Farrell
8 - 0
17'
Chessum
5 - 0
8'
Start

Win Probability

England
87%
Draw
1%
Samoa
12%
Ruck-Won by Ben Earl

Momentum

0'
HT
FT
England
Samoa

22m Entries

Avg. Points Scored
1.5
12
Entries
Avg. Points Scored
2.1
8
Entries

Attack Profile

England
Samoa
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Defence Profile

England
Samoa
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Ruck Speed

0-3 secs
30%
56%
3-6 secs
27%
27%
6+ secs
39%
14%
61
Rucks Won
67

Last 5 Penalties

62'
64'
65'
67'
71'
England
Samoa

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Comments

5 Comments
J
Jon 261 days ago

Who was the ref? Felt England were able to abuse him much more.

A good battle from teams outside the top 8, rugby world needs teams like these making the other games a contest worth watching. Felt England put too much on their plate to also cope with what Samoa was able to bring. Samoa really lacking the usual sort of threats they bring to a WC but have (‘had’, now) enough around the park that if things had of gone their way they could have made the playoffs through this more ‘conventional’ play.

a
ant 261 days ago

England can make semi finals..then will be crushed wth at least 35 points

C
Cam 264 days ago

England have been improving with every game in the tournament thus far and Samoa have their work cut out. Not impossible- but it's going to be a big ask.

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Who Will Win?

Steve Borthwick’s side will be the favourites for the upcoming England vs Samoa fixture. They’ll also be roared on by thousands of white-shirted fans who will be desperate to see their side win their final Pool-stage game. However, this is one of the biggest games in Samoa’s history, and a win for Steve Borthwick’s men is far from guaranteed.

Think you know how England vs Samoa will go? Vote in the poll below.

Head-to-Head

In the history of the Rugby World Cup, England have played Samoa three times. They have won all three of these games:
  • 1995 – England 44-22 Samoa, Pool B (Durban, South Africa)
  • 2003 – England 35-22 Samoa, Pool C (Melbourne, Australia)
  • 2007 – England 44-22 Samoa, Pool A (Nantes, France)

Below you’ll find a breakdown of the last two England vs Samoa games. You’ll find details about which team has won the most matches, the average number of points scored, the number of times the first try-scorer has won the game and how many times the home team has won.

Team Form

Take a look at each team’s most recent results coming into the England v Samoa game. So far, England have won all of their three Pool matches, while Samoa have defeated Chile, but have fallen to both Argentina and Japan.

Below you’ll also find lots of additional information about how the two teams have performed in their last five games, including the number of tries they’ve scored and their overall points difference.

Player Head-to-Head

Looking to learn more about the individual matchups that will make the difference in the upcoming England v Samoa match? Here’s a breakdown of how George Ford and Tusi Pisi have performed in the last five games their country has featured in.

Other Fixtures

The upcoming England v Samoa game will undoubtedly be huge, but there’s lots of other clashes taking place at the Rugby World Cup, too. Check out the latest fixtures and results below.

England vs Samoa 2023: Detailed Match Preview

On Sunday 07th October, 2023, England will battle Samoa at Stade Pierre-Mauroy in Lille.

Going into the game, England have already earned their place in the Quarter-finals. However, they will be looking to go through Pool D unbeaten (they’ve already defeated Argentina, Japan and Chile) and end their Pool-stage campaign with momentum on their side.

For Samoa, only a win with a try-scoring bonus point will give the team a chance of qualifying for the knockout stages. However, Manu Samoa will also need other results to go their way for this to be possible.

When was the first England v Samoa game? When was the first England v Samoa game?

The first England v Samoa game took place on 04th June, 1995 at the Rugby World Cup of the same year. England won this game 44-22.

Have England ever played against Samoa at the Rugby World Cup? Have England ever played against Samoa at the Rugby World Cup?

Yes, England v Samoa has been a Rugby World Cup fixture on three occasions. The teams clashed in 1995, 2003 and 2007. England won all three of these games.

Have Samoa ever beaten England? Have Samoa ever beaten England?

No. England and Samoa have faced each other eight times and England have won all eight matches.

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